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Growth in Piggyback Includes Short Trailers
Growth in Piggyback Includes Short Trailers

January 18, 2018
Pups are less efficient than long trailers, but are when the 28-footers are loaded for certain destinations and their parcels avoid multiple handling en...

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...

Heavy Hauls Follow Tragic Train Wreck Near Tacoma
Heavy Hauls Follow Tragic Train Wreck Near Tacoma

December 28, 2017
Permitted weight of the locomotive move was 585,000 pounds, said the CEO of Oxbo Inc., which hauled away the battered engine.

Truck and Trailer Side Guards Being Pushed and Sold
Truck and Trailer Side Guards Being Pushed and Sold

December 21, 2017
Side guards add weight and cost, and might never come into play in months and years of service. One could say the same about most safety equipment - but...

A Rolling Tarp Might Have Worked for an O-O's Special Load
A Rolling Tarp Might Have Worked for an O-O's Special Load

December 14, 2017
Chameleon Innovations' literature says the firm offers inside widths of up to 104.4 inches and heights of up to 144 inches, plus custom dimensions to suit a...

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.

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...

Mack Museum Displays Fancy Fruehauf Van
Mack Museum Displays Fancy Fruehauf Van

November 21, 2017
The 32-foot insulated van, built in 1950 like its companion Mack LFT tractor, “has all the interior and floor required to make it a refrigerated trailer by...

Talbert Celebrates Removable Gooseneck’s 70th Anniversary
Talbert Celebrates Removable Gooseneck’s 70th Anniversary

November 14, 2017
The mechanical gooseneck revolutionized equipment loading by eliminating the need to drive machinery up and over the trailer tires, says Talbert. Tom Berg...

End Dump Plays the Middle Man in Grain Transfer Operation
End Dump Plays the Middle Man in Grain Transfer Operation

November 8, 2017
A big two-wheel field cart has brought beans directly to a silo but needed the semi to dump them into an auger. Blog commentary by Tom Berg, Senior...

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