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Interesting Equipment at the New Atlanta Show
Interesting Equipment at the New Atlanta Show

October 6, 2017
Whether or not North America needed another truck show, based on attendance and quality of exhibitors, the new NACV is likely to have a real future.

This Fleet Promotes Good Causes with Vinyl Graphics
This Fleet Promotes Good Causes with Vinyl Graphics

September 29, 2017
Vinyl wraps are common on van trailers, but not on workaday end-dumps as operated by Mike Culbertson in central Ohio.

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...

'High-Water Vehicles' Take Many Forms in Harvey Rescue Work
'High-Water Vehicles' Take Many Forms in Harvey Rescue Work

August 31, 2017
Trucks perform vital work, but explosions at a chemical plant near Houston involved refrigerated trailers that stored temperature-sensitive compounds. Tom...

‘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...

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.

Driver Keeps Hands Off As Eaton System Docks a Trailer
Driver Keeps Hands Off As Eaton System Docks a Trailer

May 26, 2017
Docking was precise and gentle, but it took much more time than an operator would have patience for. However, as development continues, the system should...

Railcar Wins Swedish Steel Prize, But Wabash’s Entry Still Admirable
Railcar Wins Swedish Steel Prize, But Wabash’s Entry Still Admirable

May 18, 2017
The Helix Dumper is a major advance and worthy of a prize. But I'd have voted for Wabash National's RIG-16 rear impact guard.

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...

Drop Decks, Aluminum Transition Radii, and the Romans
Drop Decks, Aluminum Transition Radii, and the Romans

April 7, 2017
I looked at the transition radius on a Mac aluminum drop deck and it occurred to me that the radius is an arc, a portion of an arch – that engineering...

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