Test Drive: Caterpillar CT680 Tractor
July 28, 2015
This long-hooded model with forward-set steer axle is the nicest-driving Cat Truck yet.
Spec'ing Trailer Doors and Floors
July 27, 2015
Freight goes through and on these components, and are among the details to carefully consider when spec’ing dry-van truck bodies and trailers.
Trailer Weight Cutting Suggestions Total 2,500 Pounds
July 22, 2015
While pouring through more than 1,300 pages of proposed regulations, staffers found themselves immersed in details of trailer design, including weight...
Containers Get Second Lives as Homes, Offices, Warehouses
July 17, 2015
Containers are made of heavy gauge steel and make excellent structural components. And they’re far cheaper and “greener” than buying traditional materials...
The Army Uses Serious Rigs to Haul Armored Vehicles
July 9, 2015
The U.S. Army operates some of the more serious tractor-trailer combinations in the world, as Tom Berg explores in his Trailer Talk blog. The M1000...
Designing, Testing Tires for Drop-Deck Trailers Challenging
July 2, 2015
Dropdeck trailers with spread-axle tandems are torture on tires. Tom Berg explores one tire maker's quest to design a product to stand up to the beating in...
Looking for Durable Trailer Skirts
June 25, 2015
Skirts have become common on van and refrigerated trailers, with more than half of all such trailers leaving factories with skirts installed. But how...
Test Drive: Volvo's VHD Tractor for On- or Off-Road
June 23, 2015
Volvo Heavy Duty model has its own styling and extra-strong specs, but retains most of the comfort of better-known VN road tractors.
Samsung System Tells Motorists When It's Safe to Pass
June 22, 2015
Many traffic accidents in Argentina happen when motorists try to pass slower vehicles on two-lane roads.Here's a fix.
High-mpg Model Round-Up
June 22, 2015
The best fuel economy starts with a truck model specifically designed to squeeze the most possible miles from a gallon of diesel fuel and all major builders...