Once Around the Yard: Tracking Helps Close the Doors
Common sense suggests that if a trailer’s doors are open, its refrigeration unit ought to be shut down. But many customers disagree, thinking the products will ...
LEDs Light the Way
If you were in trucking about 30 years ago, you might remember the switch from incandescent sealed-beam headlamps to halogens, which were so much better that so...
Trace Down Circuits Before Replacing Liftgate Parts
Proper methods of testing for voltage drop on the circuits that power trailer liftgates were discussed at TMC’s recent annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn. Senior...
Auxiliary Power For Work Trucks
Any work truck with a serious electric welder also has an auxiliary power unit, because the engine-driven device doubles as an APU to run smaller welders, heate...
Test Drive: Optimized Lightweight VNL
Senior Editor Tom Berg takes Volvo's lightweight Optimized VNL430 for a drive near Volvo's New River Valley plant in Virginia.
X-Ray Van, Old Winnebago Take Doctor’s and Nurses’ Medical Care to the ‘Hollers’
Senior Editor Tom Berg was moved by Sunday's "60 Minutes" story on Health Wagon, carrying medicine and hope to Appalachia -- and intrigued by the X-ray trailer ...
Wabash Shows What a 33-Foot Pup Would Look Like
Congress is supposedly inclined to approve a proposal to allow twin 33-foot doubles. If so, trailers like this would probably become common. Tom Berg has the st...
Amber Rear Turn Signals Are Safer Than Red, But Few Use Them
Lights on the rear of most vehicles have all red lights because that's all the regulation requires. Maybe that should change.
You Don’t Need to Hammer on These Thin LEDs to Appreciate a Bright Idea
Ever hear of Innotec? Neither did senior editor Tom Berg. Now he sees what it does, and so will you.
Q&A: Mack's Stephen Roy Talks About Service, Market Share
Stephen Roy, who has been Mack Trucks president, sales and marketing for North America since Jan. 1, spent the last five years in aftermarket parts and service,...