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Improved VHD Deserves Better Sales, Volvo Says
Improved VHD Deserves Better Sales, Volvo Says

January 30, 2018
Volvo's vocational VHD model truck gets a new interior and LED headlamps to make it a more desirable choice for operators of dump, mixer, refuse and other...

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...

Truck and Trailer Side Guards Being Pushed and Sold
Truck and Trailer Side Guards Being Pushed and Sold

December 21, 2017
Side guards add weight and cost, and might never come into play in months and years of service. One could say the same about most safety equipment - but...

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...

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...

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,...

Thin-Walled Fuel Tanks Feed Another Fiery Truck Wreck
Thin-Walled Fuel Tanks Feed Another Fiery Truck Wreck

August 21, 2017
One news anchor thought it was a "tanker explosion." But the trailer was a lowboy, and the fire was fed only by the tractor's saddle tanks.

‘Oh, Shift!’ What Slamming On The Brakes Will Do
‘Oh, Shift!’ What Slamming On The Brakes Will Do

August 10, 2017
What do you do when the load on the trailer shifts, ramming your sleeper just behind you? Thank the Lord that the stack of steel didn’t stab you in the...

Airplane Hits Trailer in 'Amazing' Encounter
Airplane Hits Trailer in 'Amazing' Encounter

May 11, 2017
The plane came in too low and its landing gear clipped the top of the South Shore van, tearing off and embedding itself in the roof and side panels. The...

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...

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