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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.

Harvey Was One Thing, But Irma's Getting Personal
Harvey Was One Thing, But Irma's Getting Personal

September 7, 2017
This monster has a female name but is no lady, what with sustained winds of 185 mph and gusts of more than 200. I've got relatives and friends in her path,...

'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...

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.

'Bomb Carts' Haul Containers at Busy Port of Charleston
'Bomb Carts' Haul Containers at Busy Port of Charleston

June 16, 2017
A Pro-Shuttle has a floor of stout steel beams with short, slanted sides that guide a container into place as the gantry crane lowers it. For the short...

How Fruehaufs and Whites Once Hauled Unique Steel Houses
How Fruehaufs and Whites Once Hauled Unique Steel Houses

May 7, 2017
Trailers were loaded with panels and hardware as they left the assembly line, then hauled to their destinations. At building sites, parts that were needed...

Rear Impact Guard Puts Wabash Up for Swedish Steel Prize
Rear Impact Guard Puts Wabash Up for Swedish Steel Prize

April 12, 2017
HDT's Tom Berg says his friend Mike, who died in a rear underride crash more than 44 years ago, would be happy about recent safety advancements. Read more...

KW’s New T880S Has Traditional Looks, Surprising Turnability
KW’s New T880S Has Traditional Looks, Surprising Turnability

April 7, 2017
A forward-set steer axle is usually a way to stretch truck’s wheelbase to meet weight-distribution laws in so-called bridge states, but the styling of...

Semitrailer Inventor August Fruehauf to Enter Automotive Hall of Fame
Semitrailer Inventor August Fruehauf to Enter Automotive Hall of Fame

March 29, 2017
Fruehauf, as a blacksmith, noted that horses that pulled rather than carried loads were in better shape. He reasoned that trucks would likewise last longer...

Regulations Will Widen Use of Aero Devices, Wabco Says
Regulations Will Widen Use of Aero Devices, Wabco Says

March 5, 2017
Starting Jan. 1 of next year – fewer than nine months from now – all new 53-foot box-type trailers will come with trailer skirts, like ‘em or not. Tom Berg...