Test Drive: Allison’s TC10 Automatic Transmission
This 10-speed brings continuous power to a crowded field of smooth self-shifters.
Here’s to Tequila Patron, Which Made This Trailer Possible
“Now why would a trucking company that hauls booze advertise it?” I mumbled. “That’s asking for a hijacking.” Senior Editor Tom Berg investigates in his "Traile...
Meeting a Walking Oshkosh History Museum
Senior Editor Tom Berg guest-writes the All That's Trucking blog with a story of an interesting character he met recently while on assignment.
How Important are Claims About Towing Capacity?
Senior Editor Tom Berg branches out a bit in his Trailer Talk blog this week to talk about how much trailer load heavy pickups can haul. In a demonstration a co...
Back a Double-Trailer Rig? There’s an App for That
The point is productivity: A vehicle longer and more complex than the single semis normally used in most of Europe could be employed to haul more cargo in one t...
The Story Behind Peterbilt’s Anniversary Truck
After finding the "old Pete" in an Arizona desert in the mid-1990s, restorer Bob Dean decided to give this classic 1939 Peterbilt a new life just in time for th...
Brake Trends: Drums vs. Discs
While drum brakes have been enlarged and strengthened to meet stricter federal stopping distance requirements and are currently used on 90% of heavy trucks, dis...
Curved Upper Edge on Trailers Avoids Tree-Branch Damage
Tree branches batter top nose rails and corner caps of trailers because they snag on the sharp channels. Tom Berg talks to one fleet manager who found curved su...
Squinty Tail Lights Have a Reliability Benefit
Tom Berg spots an unusual trailer lighting system on the road. Grote LED light bars need only three pigtails to connect to the sealed wiring harness, reducing t...
Taking the Volvo VNX Heavy-Haul Tractor Out for a Spin
Combine the frame from the vocational VHD with the comfort of the VN highway tractor and you have something strong for long hauls.