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Intellipark Takes the Sting Out of Parking Brake Valves
Intellipark Takes the Sting Out of Parking Brake Valves

October 16, 2017
Intellipark can help prevent rollaway incidents and allows for other functions, Bendix says of its upcoming electronic application system. Blog commentary...

Wheels Bring 'Thrills' to the Delaware County Fair
Wheels Bring 'Thrills' to the Delaware County Fair

September 20, 2017
Youthful riders are unaware that their gut-churning rides are mounted on special trailer chassis. Tom Berg reflects in a visit to the fair in his Trailer...

Harvey Was One Thing, But Irma's Getting Personal
Harvey Was One Thing, But Irma's Getting Personal

September 7, 2017
This monster has a female name but is no lady, what with sustained winds of 185 mph and gusts of more than 200. I've got relatives and friends in her path,...

Thin-Walled Fuel Tanks Feed Another Fiery Truck Wreck
Thin-Walled Fuel Tanks Feed Another Fiery Truck Wreck

August 21, 2017
One news anchor thought it was a "tanker explosion." But the trailer was a lowboy, and the fire was fed only by the tractor's saddle tanks.

‘Oh, Shift!’ What Slamming On The Brakes Will Do
‘Oh, Shift!’ What Slamming On The Brakes Will Do

August 10, 2017
What do you do when the load on the trailer shifts, ramming your sleeper just behind you? Thank the Lord that the stack of steel didn’t stab you in the...

Airplane Hits Trailer in 'Amazing' Encounter
Airplane Hits Trailer in 'Amazing' Encounter

May 11, 2017
The plane came in too low and its landing gear clipped the top of the South Shore van, tearing off and embedding itself in the roof and side panels. The...

Truck Driver 'Didn't Know' He Was Dragging a Car
Truck Driver 'Didn't Know' He Was Dragging a Car

April 26, 2017
Checking the mirrors should be a normal part of driving, but maybe 'Mike' had other things to look at than the car caught up in his trailer. Tom Berg has...

Rear Impact Guard Puts Wabash Up for Swedish Steel Prize
Rear Impact Guard Puts Wabash Up for Swedish Steel Prize

April 12, 2017
HDT's Tom Berg says his friend Mike, who died in a rear underride crash more than 44 years ago, would be happy about recent safety advancements. Read more...

Second Connector Needed for Tractor-Trailer Communications?
Second Connector Needed for Tractor-Trailer Communications?

March 22, 2017
Increasing need for electronic communications between tractors and trailers could require use of a second electrical line, say brake-performance specialists.

Jackknifes Happen Often on Dry Roads, Too
Jackknifes Happen Often on Dry Roads, Too

March 13, 2017
Anti-lock braking systems are supposed to keep brakes from locking, but this time didn’t. Why might that be?

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