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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...

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...

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,...

Interesting Equipment at the New Atlanta Show
Interesting Equipment at the New Atlanta Show

October 6, 2017
Whether or not North America needed another truck show, based on attendance and quality of exhibitors, the new NACV is likely to have a real future.

What's New in Dump Trailers?
What's New in Dump Trailers?

October 2, 2017
Think you’re seeing a lot of aluminum end-dump trailers in recent years? You are. Aluminum’s in, but steel still has a place.

This Fleet Promotes Good Causes with Vinyl Graphics
This Fleet Promotes Good Causes with Vinyl Graphics

September 29, 2017
Vinyl wraps are common on van trailers, but not on workaday end-dumps as operated by Mike Culbertson in central Ohio.

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...

'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...

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