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Film Promotes Pennsylvania RR's TrucTrain Service in the 1950s
Film Promotes Pennsylvania RR's TrucTrain Service in the 1950s

June 23, 2017
Trucking is called "a great industry," and footage shows how many trailers were traveling by rail instead of on crowded highways. That's still a good idea.

Thoughts From Staring at Semis' Rear Doors
Thoughts From Staring at Semis' Rear Doors

December 9, 2017
Stainless or galvanized steel will make that trailer last longer. So will extra door locking rods, which stiffen a van's structure.

Roof Rake-Like Snow Scraper Solves a Dangerous Problem
Roof Rake-Like Snow Scraper Solves a Dangerous Problem

January 6, 2018
Several northern states have laws requiring snow and ice to be removed from trucks and cars. But decreeing it is easier than doing it; automated devices...

Where Did the North Koreans Get Those Missile-Toting Trucks?
Where Did the North Koreans Get Those Missile-Toting Trucks?

April 18, 2017
Where did North Korea get its trucks and trailers to haul weapons? On the internet there are reports that the trucks and tractor-trailers were made in...

You Don't See a Sperry Truck Every Day
You Don't See a Sperry Truck Every Day

October 24, 2017
Sperry's specially equipped vehicles scoot along railroad tracks testing for imperfections that could cause derailments. Blog commentary by Tom Berg, Senior...

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.

Drop Deck Decisions
Drop Deck Decisions

May 25, 2017
Special cargos require specialized trailers, and one is the drop deck, whether made of steel, aluminum, or a combination of the two.

‘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...

Special Vans Haul Horses from the Fairgrounds
Special Vans Haul Horses from the Fairgrounds

November 28, 2017
For horse trailers, corrosion resistance is important because of urine. Strength is, too, so trailer structures don’t twist on rough ground and its doors...

Quick Feet Help in Parking Trailers with this Machine
Quick Feet Help in Parking Trailers with this Machine

August 3, 2017
V-Move Electrotrekker is a walk-behind (and -ahead) device from Verhagen Leiden, an outfit in Holland. It's electric powered and runs on 36 volts.