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Bob Sliwa’s 3rd Aero Project Has Shell’s Backing
Bob Sliwa’s 3rd Aero Project Has Shell’s Backing

May 13, 2015
The StarShip tractor-trailer will get mpg that's "better than anyone else," but the former owner-operator, whose work with aerodynamics goes back to the...

Driving on Kilowatts
Driving on Kilowatts

May 12, 2015
From a distance, this green tractor looks pretty much like any other International ProStar daycab. But the powerplant is very different. Senior Editor Tom...

Piggyback Equipment at Pennsylvania’s Toy Train Museum
Piggyback Equipment at Pennsylvania’s Toy Train Museum

May 7, 2015
There was a time when railroads were in the motor transport business, as their parent companies recognized that freight was being grabbed by fast, flexible...

EkoStinger: A Different Way to Beat the Wind
EkoStinger: A Different Way to Beat the Wind

April 28, 2015
Unlike most skirts that are stationary, the stinger moves with the tandem as it’s slid fore and aft, so it smooths air flow no matter where the tandem is...

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.

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