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Inspect a Piggyback Trailer's Running Gear at 60 mph...
Inspect a Piggyback Trailer's Running Gear at 60 mph...

February 20, 2018
Train hopping offers travel, thrills, and endless scenery, but it is dangerous – always dangerous – veterans of the pastime say. In his Trailer Talk blog,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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