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Trailer Report: Running Reefers Right
Trailer Report: Running Reefers Right

December 29, 2010
People who operate refrigerated trailers know a lot about their businesses, but even the most experienced would tell you that they don't know it all.

Hybrid Electric-Drive Trailer Tandem Promises Quick Payback
Hybrid Electric-Drive Trailer Tandem Promises Quick Payback

May 23, 2016
A hybrid electric-drive trailer tandem being developed by a group of engineers at Hyliion Inc. in Pittsburgh, Pa. The device, which for now has no official...

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...

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?

Passing Thru Zanesville: Forlorn Trailers, the ‘Y-Bridge’ and a ‘Telltale’ Warning
Passing Thru Zanesville: Forlorn Trailers, the ‘Y-Bridge’ and a ‘Telltale’ Warning

February 10, 2014
Tom Berg see items of trucker interest in old Zanesville, Ohio, along the historic National Road.

Trailer Report: Hauling Wind Turbines
Trailer Report: Hauling Wind Turbines

October 12, 2010
Wind is free, but harnessing it to perform work can be very expensive. That's the case with today's wind turbines that are built to generate electricity.

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.

Portable Vac-Mounted Vibrator Works Where Grain Loads Jam
Portable Vac-Mounted Vibrator Works Where Grain Loads Jam

December 30, 2013
A frustrating part of being a bulk commodities driver is having a jam occur somewhere in the trailer during offloading, interrupting the material flow and...

Snow on the Roof? Knock It Off with Compressed Air, Driver Says
Snow on the Roof? Knock It Off with Compressed Air, Driver Says

November 26, 2013
Snow is spreading across much of the country, and maybe everyone’s biggest worry is just getting there. But if you’re motoring down the highway and a...

Amber Rear Turn Signals Are Safer Than Red, But Few Use Them
Amber Rear Turn Signals Are Safer Than Red, But Few Use Them

March 13, 2014
Lights on the rear of most vehicles have all red lights because that's all the regulation requires. Maybe that should change.

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