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Old Dominion's Baseball Trailer Promotes Series Sweepstakes
Old Dominion's Baseball Trailer Promotes Series Sweepstakes

July 11, 2017
A special Duraplate van has heavy plexiglass panels to reveal its sporty load. Guess the number of baseballs and win World Series tickets. Blog commentary...

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.

Wabash Shows What a 33-Foot Pup Would Look Like
Wabash Shows What a 33-Foot Pup Would Look Like

March 31, 2014
Congress is supposedly inclined to approve a proposal to allow twin 33-foot doubles. If so, trailers like this would probably become common. Tom Berg has...

Super-cube rig for Walmart Canada might raise some issues
Super-cube rig for Walmart Canada might raise some issues

November 11, 2012
What's this? A modern reiteration of a 1930s truck-and-trailer combination? Sort of. It's a high-capacity tractor-trailer combination recently assembled in...

Are 2.23% Fuel Savings Too Modest to Sell this Aero Improver? Maybe Not
Are 2.23% Fuel Savings Too Modest to Sell this Aero Improver? Maybe Not

July 9, 2013
It takes a tractor to move a trailer, which is why we’re looking at this new product from a small company: Tractor AeroKit from Flow Below Aero Inc., in...

Truck Driver 'Didn't Know' He Was Dragging a Car
Truck Driver 'Didn't Know' He Was Dragging a Car

April 26, 2017
Checking the mirrors should be a normal part of driving, but maybe 'Mike' had other things to look at than the car caught up in his trailer. Tom Berg has...

VorBlades Twist Air into Fuel-saving Vortices, Their Maker Claims
VorBlades Twist Air into Fuel-saving Vortices, Their Maker Claims

April 10, 2013
Here’s a new twist on aerodynamics: curved blades inside a rectangular structure that smooth air flow as it leaves a trailer’s surfaces. Called the VorBlade...

Progressive Offers Deal on Trailer Skirts, But Ad's Included
Progressive Offers Deal on Trailer Skirts, But Ad's Included

March 1, 2013
Is your insurance company out to save you money? It is if it’s Progressive Commercial Auto Insurance, which has a special offer on trailer skirts.

On Slick Pavement, ‘The Sliding Wheel Wants to Lead’
On Slick Pavement, ‘The Sliding Wheel Wants to Lead’

February 24, 2017
When encountering a slick road, it’s a real good idea to test the brakes to see how the rig behaves. Then you'll know what to expect in a real application.

Jackknifes Happen Often on Dry Roads, Too
Jackknifes Happen Often on Dry Roads, Too

March 13, 2017
Anti-lock braking systems are supposed to keep brakes from locking, but this time didn’t. Why might that be?

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