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Is There a 'Great Future' in Plastic Trailers?
Is There a 'Great Future' in Plastic Trailers?

December 9, 2016
Plastics -- specifically, molded structural composites -- might constitute the future of trailers. Some are used in Europe, and Wabash National is ready to...

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.

The Twin 33s Idea Returns. Will It Fly This Time?
The Twin 33s Idea Returns. Will It Fly This Time?

February 8, 2017
A pair of longer pups would haul more than two 28-footers, so LTL carriers and shippers are in favor. But truckload carriers still want no part of them.

Truck Washing's a Growing Business, Especially at This Company
Truck Washing's a Growing Business, Especially at This Company

July 20, 2017
Fleet Clean USA CEO Scott Marr, now 27, ran a part-time washing business and realized that he made more money washing trucks than working at a bank. Learn...

Smithco's Side-Dumper Is Strictly for Off-Road Running
Smithco's Side-Dumper Is Strictly for Off-Road Running

June 9, 2017
While pulling the Smithco tipper, a Western Star 6900XD acted as a tractor, but it’s really a straight truck fitted with a fifth-wheel kit. This is part of...

Uncertainty Surrounds Trailers and GHG Phase 2
Uncertainty Surrounds Trailers and GHG Phase 2

October 27, 2017
Trailer aerodynamics and glider kits might get a reprieve from the fuel-efficiency rules, but backing away from national rules would turn California loose,...

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.

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.

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.