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Old Dominion's Baseball Trailer Promotes Series Sweepstakes
Old Dominion's Baseball Trailer Promotes Series Sweepstakes

July 11, 2017
A special Duraplate van has heavy plexiglass panels to reveal its sporty load. Guess the number of baseballs and win World Series tickets. Blog commentary...

10 Die in Trailer in Latest Human Trafficking Incident
10 Die in Trailer in Latest Human Trafficking Incident

July 26, 2017
It might have been 130 degrees or more inside that trailer. How long can anyone stand that? It’s amazing anyone survived.

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...

On Slick Pavement, ‘The Sliding Wheel Wants to Lead’
On Slick Pavement, ‘The Sliding Wheel Wants to Lead’

February 24, 2017
When encountering a slick road, it’s a real good idea to test the brakes to see how the rig behaves. Then you'll know what to expect in a real application.

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?

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.

KW’s New T880S Has Traditional Looks, Surprising Turnability
KW’s New T880S Has Traditional Looks, Surprising Turnability

April 7, 2017
A forward-set steer axle is usually a way to stretch truck’s wheelbase to meet weight-distribution laws in so-called bridge states, but the styling of...

Electric Axle for Trucks Saves Up to 15% in Fuel, Hyliion Says
Electric Axle for Trucks Saves Up to 15% in Fuel, Hyliion Says

October 18, 2017
The Hyliion 6X4HE system, which includes an electric APU that saves another 12% in fuel, is being tested by three major fleets.

'Bomb Carts' Haul Containers at Busy Port of Charleston
'Bomb Carts' Haul Containers at Busy Port of Charleston

June 16, 2017
A Pro-Shuttle has a floor of stout steel beams with short, slanted sides that guide a container into place as the gantry crane lowers it. For the short...

Regulations Will Widen Use of Aero Devices, Wabco Says
Regulations Will Widen Use of Aero Devices, Wabco Says

March 5, 2017
Starting Jan. 1 of next year – fewer than nine months from now – all new 53-foot box-type trailers will come with trailer skirts, like ‘em or not. Tom Berg...

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