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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...

No CDL Needed to Operate This Trailer Spotter
No CDL Needed to Operate This Trailer Spotter

October 30, 2017
TrailerCaddy is battery-electric powered and can move empty and loaded semitrailers weighing up to 70,000 pounds, its maker says. Blog commentary by Tom...

Uncertainty Surrounds Trailers and GHG Phase 2
Uncertainty Surrounds Trailers and GHG Phase 2

October 27, 2017
Trailer aerodynamics and glider kits might get a reprieve from the fuel-efficiency rules, but backing away from national rules would turn California loose,...

You Don't See a Sperry Truck Every Day
You Don't See a Sperry Truck Every Day

October 24, 2017
Sperry's specially equipped vehicles scoot along railroad tracks testing for imperfections that could cause derailments. Blog commentary by Tom Berg, Senior...

Electric Axle for Trucks Saves Up to 15% in Fuel, Hyliion Says
Electric Axle for Trucks Saves Up to 15% in Fuel, Hyliion Says

October 18, 2017
The Hyliion 6X4HE system, which includes an electric APU that saves another 12% in fuel, is being tested by three major fleets.

Intellipark Takes the Sting Out of Parking Brake Valves
Intellipark Takes the Sting Out of Parking Brake Valves

October 16, 2017
Intellipark can help prevent rollaway incidents and allows for other functions, Bendix says of its upcoming electronic application system. Blog commentary...

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