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Truck Driver 'Didn't Know' He Was Dragging a Car
Truck Driver 'Didn't Know' He Was Dragging a Car

April 26, 2017
Checking the mirrors should be a normal part of driving, but maybe 'Mike' had other things to look at than the car caught up in his trailer. Tom Berg has...

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...

Rear Impact Guard Puts Wabash Up for Swedish Steel Prize
Rear Impact Guard Puts Wabash Up for Swedish Steel Prize

April 12, 2017
HDT's Tom Berg says his friend Mike, who died in a rear underride crash more than 44 years ago, would be happy about recent safety advancements. Read more...

Drop Decks, Aluminum Transition Radii, and the Romans
Drop Decks, Aluminum Transition Radii, and the Romans

April 7, 2017
I looked at the transition radius on a Mac aluminum drop deck and it occurred to me that the radius is an arc, a portion of an arch – that engineering...

KW’s New T880S Has Traditional Looks, Surprising Turnability
KW’s New T880S Has Traditional Looks, Surprising Turnability

April 7, 2017
A forward-set steer axle is usually a way to stretch truck’s wheelbase to meet weight-distribution laws in so-called bridge states, but the styling of...

Semitrailer Inventor August Fruehauf to Enter Automotive Hall of Fame
Semitrailer Inventor August Fruehauf to Enter Automotive Hall of Fame

March 29, 2017
Fruehauf, as a blacksmith, noted that horses that pulled rather than carried loads were in better shape. He reasoned that trucks would likewise last longer...

Second Connector Needed for Tractor-Trailer Communications?
Second Connector Needed for Tractor-Trailer Communications?

March 22, 2017
Increasing need for electronic communications between tractors and trailers could require use of a second electrical line, say brake-performance specialists.

Jackknifes Happen Often on Dry Roads, Too
Jackknifes Happen Often on Dry Roads, Too

March 13, 2017
Anti-lock braking systems are supposed to keep brakes from locking, but this time didn’t. Why might that be?

Regulations Will Widen Use of Aero Devices, Wabco Says
Regulations Will Widen Use of Aero Devices, Wabco Says

March 5, 2017
Starting Jan. 1 of next year – fewer than nine months from now – all new 53-foot box-type trailers will come with trailer skirts, like ‘em or not. Tom Berg...

FlowBelow Shows Aero Device for Trailer Wheels
FlowBelow Shows Aero Device for Trailer Wheels

February 27, 2017
Wheel covers and fairings smooth the complex air flow around trailer wheels and suspension. They complement other trailer aerodynamic devices. Tom Berg...

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