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Phase 2 GHG Regs for Trailers Both Simple and Complex
Phase 2 GHG Regs for Trailers Both Simple and Complex

August 24, 2016
Trailers have long been regulated for safety. But trailers’ contributions to fuel economy and reduced emissions are new matters for for federal authorities.

Powered Trailer Axle Provides an Off-Road Boost
Powered Trailer Axle Provides an Off-Road Boost

November 4, 2016
“SAF Trak” axle is powered from the tractor’s hydraulic wet kit. On the trailer, two hydraulic motors, one at each axle end, turn the wheels to help get the...

NTSB Confirms Tesla Was Speeding When It Hit That Trailer
NTSB Confirms Tesla Was Speeding When It Hit That Trailer

July 29, 2016
If Joshua Brown had been watching where his car was going, he’d have simply stepped on the brake pedal and probably avoided the crash.

Fruehauf’s 'Engineering' Story Told in New Book
Fruehauf’s 'Engineering' Story Told in New Book

December 19, 2016
Vintage ads help Ruth Ann Fruehauf, granddaughter of the founder of Fruehauf Trailer Corp., tell how the company designed and built trailers for many uses.

European Cargo Securement Devices are Diverse
European Cargo Securement Devices are Diverse

November 30, 2016
Like here, tying down the goods is a concern in Europe, because a dominant German trailer builder recently displayed a van with numerous securement options...

Test Drive Shows the Hyliion Trailer Hybrid Works
Test Drive Shows the Hyliion Trailer Hybrid Works

August 19, 2016
Company execs say Initial assembly of fleet-test units will be later this year with full production a few months later.

Tailgating Driver Not a Complete Idiot
Tailgating Driver Not a Complete Idiot

August 8, 2016
A motorist doing some high-speed tailgating on an Interstate highway in Arizona loses control, bumps a semi and crashes big time.

Can You Remember Every Pre-Trip Item?
Can You Remember Every Pre-Trip Item?

October 26, 2016
Pre-trips are supposed to be done before the vehicle is pulled away from a parking place and heads for the highway. In this blog from Senior Editor Tom...

For Tankers, 'Vapor Recovery' Works Two Ways
For Tankers, 'Vapor Recovery' Works Two Ways

October 14, 2016
He stood at an open pipe at the tanker and held his hand in front of it, checking air as it flowed inside. During product loading, vapor-laden air is drawn...

Whoa, How'd This Rig Hold Together?
Whoa, How'd This Rig Hold Together?

June 1, 2016
There are no federal government or SAE strength requirements, so standards were set by the marketplace, and now by European rules.

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