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Drop Deck Decisions
Drop Deck Decisions

May 25, 2017
Special cargos require specialized trailers, and one is the drop deck, whether made of steel, aluminum, or a combination of the two.

Tanker Crashes, Driver Dies, Road Damaged, But a Fair News Story
Tanker Crashes, Driver Dies, Road Damaged, But a Fair News Story

January 31, 2017
We we might never know why the rig hit the guardrail, because as the story said, the truck and any evidence, electronic or otherwise, were destroyed in the...

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.

‘Platooning’ Tractor-Trailers Raise Questions at TMC Meeting
‘Platooning’ Tractor-Trailers Raise Questions at TMC Meeting

October 1, 2015
ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council just adopted a White Paper: Automated Driving and Platooning Issues and Opportunities discussing where development is...

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...

SAF-Holland to Shift U.S. Production, Close Michigan Plants
SAF-Holland to Shift U.S. Production, Close Michigan Plants

January 23, 2017
The change will move manufacturing closer to its truck and trailer customers, the company said. Muskegon engineering operations will expand.

Quick Feet Help in Parking Trailers with this Machine
Quick Feet Help in Parking Trailers with this Machine

August 3, 2017
V-Move Electrotrekker is a walk-behind (and -ahead) device from Verhagen Leiden, an outfit in Holland. It's electric powered and runs on 36 volts.

Railcar Wins Swedish Steel Prize, But Wabash’s Entry Still Admirable
Railcar Wins Swedish Steel Prize, But Wabash’s Entry Still Admirable

May 18, 2017
The Helix Dumper is a major advance and worthy of a prize. But I'd have voted for Wabash National's RIG-16 rear impact guard.

‘Oh, Shift!’ What Slamming On The Brakes Will Do
‘Oh, Shift!’ What Slamming On The Brakes Will Do

August 10, 2017
What do you do when the load on the trailer shifts, ramming your sleeper just behind you? Thank the Lord that the stack of steel didn’t stab you in the...

A Lot of Thought Went Into This Tanker
A Lot of Thought Went Into This Tanker

April 7, 2016
On the road last month, Senior Editor Tom Berg spotted a pneumatic tanker trailer with some non-traditional features. He shares some insight from the driver...