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Kenworth T680 Shows off Lightweight Specs
Kenworth T680 Shows off Lightweight Specs

August 1, 2016
Even with a roomy sleeper, this T680 scales at just 14,200 pounds, making heavy payloads possible.

Film Promotes Pennsylvania RR's TrucTrain Service in the 1950s
Film Promotes Pennsylvania RR's TrucTrain Service in the 1950s

June 23, 2017
Trucking is called "a great industry," and footage shows how many trailers were traveling by rail instead of on crowded highways. That's still a good idea.

Are 2.23% Fuel Savings Too Modest to Sell this Aero Improver? Maybe Not
Are 2.23% Fuel Savings Too Modest to Sell this Aero Improver? Maybe Not

July 9, 2013
It takes a tractor to move a trailer, which is why we’re looking at this new product from a small company: Tractor AeroKit from Flow Below Aero Inc., in...

Portable Vac-Mounted Vibrator Works Where Grain Loads Jam
Portable Vac-Mounted Vibrator Works Where Grain Loads Jam

December 30, 2013
A frustrating part of being a bulk commodities driver is having a jam occur somewhere in the trailer during offloading, interrupting the material flow and...

Thoughts From Staring at Semis' Rear Doors
Thoughts From Staring at Semis' Rear Doors

December 9, 2017
Stainless or galvanized steel will make that trailer last longer. So will extra door locking rods, which stiffen a van's structure.

Roof Rake-Like Snow Scraper Solves a Dangerous Problem
Roof Rake-Like Snow Scraper Solves a Dangerous Problem

January 6, 2018
Several northern states have laws requiring snow and ice to be removed from trucks and cars. But decreeing it is easier than doing it; automated devices...

Trailer Maker Says EPA ‘Overstepped’ on GHG/Fuel Economy Proposal
Trailer Maker Says EPA ‘Overstepped’ on GHG/Fuel Economy Proposal

February 18, 2016
EPA wants more fuel-saving devices on trailers under proposed greenhouse-gas-reductoin rules. But one trailer maker says they won't provide as much benefits...

Tanker Fleet Manager Praises Air Disc Brakes
Tanker Fleet Manager Praises Air Disc Brakes

June 10, 2016
Jim Fox, a manager at aviation-fuel-hauler Pinnacle Express, is a strong believer in disc brakes. This mechanic and million-mile former driver declares that...

Where Did the North Koreans Get Those Missile-Toting Trucks?
Where Did the North Koreans Get Those Missile-Toting Trucks?

April 18, 2017
Where did North Korea get its trucks and trailers to haul weapons? On the internet there are reports that the trucks and tractor-trailers were made in...

You Don't See a Sperry Truck Every Day
You Don't See a Sperry Truck Every Day

October 24, 2017
Sperry's specially equipped vehicles scoot along railroad tracks testing for imperfections that could cause derailments. Blog commentary by Tom Berg, Senior...