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Refinishing Wheels the Right Way
Refinishing Wheels the Right Way

May 25, 2016
Road salts damage steel and aluminum wheels, and there are proper ways to maintain and repair them.

Heavy-Haul Trailers Get Lighter
Heavy-Haul Trailers Get Lighter

May 24, 2016
You don’t think about “lightweight” when talking about lowboys, which are often long and multi-axled. Nevertheless, today’s heavy-haul trailers are not as...

Trailer Aero Devices Help Save 1 mpg, Manager Says
Trailer Aero Devices Help Save 1 mpg, Manager Says

May 24, 2016
“All you have to do is ride a motorcycle behind the trailers to notice the difference” between aero and bare trailers, says John Drake, a Harley-Davidson...

Hybrid Electric-Drive Trailer Tandem Promises Quick Payback
Hybrid Electric-Drive Trailer Tandem Promises Quick Payback

May 23, 2016
A hybrid electric-drive trailer tandem being developed by a group of engineers at Hyliion Inc. in Pittsburgh, Pa. The device, which for now has no official...

Test Drive: Ford's New F-650 Looks, Feels Familiar
Test Drive: Ford's New F-650 Looks, Feels Familiar

May 20, 2016
If you found Ford’s previous F-650 and F-750 useful, comfortable and easy to drive, you’ll feel the same way about the new generation.

Unlucky Tip Over on the Tappan Zee Bridge
Unlucky Tip Over on the Tappan Zee Bridge

May 18, 2016
Did you see that scrap-hauling rig tipping over on the Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River last Friday? The rear axle broke loose and the trailer lost...

Kenworth’s Ohio Plant Getting New Parts Storage Facility
Kenworth’s Ohio Plant Getting New Parts Storage Facility

May 18, 2016
The Kenworth plant in Chillicothe, Ohio, is getting a $17 million automated storage facility to bring cab parts inside, out of the weather, and add...

Driverless Tesla vs. Parked Trailer: Owner's Fault?
Driverless Tesla vs. Parked Trailer: Owner's Fault?

May 12, 2016
Rear-underride collisions upset safety advocates because they badly hurt auto drivers and passengers. What about a front-underride incident with no driver...

Ex-Military Trucks Find Duties with Civilian Operators
Ex-Military Trucks Find Duties with Civilian Operators

May 12, 2016
Bob Eggar, who runs The Pumpkin Patch, a produce farm on an island in the Columbia River, operates three 6x6s to get through mud.

Fruehauf Trailer Reunion Set for Next Month in Detroit
Fruehauf Trailer Reunion Set for Next Month in Detroit

May 5, 2016
Ruth Fruehauf continues her "Singing Wheels" efforts to preserve the trailer builder's history. Enthusiasts are invited to the event, honoring the...

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