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Retractable Tarping Mechanisms Quick, Safe
Retractable Tarping Mechanisms Quick, Safe

April 24, 2015
Throwing a tarpaulin over a big load on a flatbed trailer, especially on a cold, snowy windy day might be the most difficult job in trucking but there are...

Trading Diesel for Kilowatts
Trading Diesel for Kilowatts

April 20, 2015
In California, electric vehicles’ zero tailpipe emissions are golden, that’s why Transportation Power Inc. has been designing and testing battery-electric...

Right Place, Right Railroads Help ‘Cool’ Intermodal Shipments
Right Place, Right Railroads Help ‘Cool’ Intermodal Shipments

April 20, 2015
Senior Editor Tom Berg explores why one intermodal refrigerated operation is expanding, in contrast to another that is suing railroads in blame for its...

Test Drive: CNG F-650 Dump Truck
Test Drive: CNG F-650 Dump Truck

April 17, 2015
Ford’s big V-10 is strong and fairly quiet as it revs to make horses that feed on natural gas.

Founders of Failed ‘Cold Train’ Blame BNSF Railway, Sue for $41 Million
Founders of Failed ‘Cold Train’ Blame BNSF Railway, Sue for $41 Million

April 7, 2015
Claims made by Cold Train founders in their $41 million suit, announced on Tuesday, illustrate how the railroads, like truckers, can’t handle all the...

Spec'ing Electrical Parts for A 12-Year Life
Spec'ing Electrical Parts for A 12-Year Life

March 31, 2015
Thee Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations has a recommended practice to help trailer buyers spec electrical systems.

Price and Weight Comparisons: Steel, Combo and Aluminum
Price and Weight Comparisons: Steel, Combo and Aluminum

March 31, 2015
Different buyers have different considerations, which is why trailer manufacturers offer the three different types. Manac offered a quick look at the three...

Refiners Buy Tankers to Ensure Supplies of Better Crude Oil
Refiners Buy Tankers to Ensure Supplies of Better Crude Oil

March 24, 2015
Refiners are buying trucks to fetch more desirable crude oil than what they’re getting through pipelines.

12 Ideas For Lightweighting Your Trucks
12 Ideas For Lightweighting Your Trucks

March 20, 2015
Over the years, manufacturers have designed vehicles and components to reduce weight, and fleets have tried many of them. From their wisdom, we offer a...

Test Drive: Western Star 4900SB
Test Drive: Western Star 4900SB

March 18, 2015
The tough, burly tractor and its 600-hp diesel work hard to pull a heavy “train” trailer in frozen conditions.

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