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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...

Unlucky Tip Over on the Tappan Zee Bridge
Unlucky Tip Over on the Tappan Zee Bridge

May 18, 2016
Did you see that scrap-hauling rig tipping over on the Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River last Friday? The rear axle broke loose and the trailer lost...

Chassis Recycling Among Nikola Motor's Plans
Chassis Recycling Among Nikola Motor's Plans

December 30, 2016
A "cab replacement program" will enable Nikola fuel cell-electric chassis to be reused "over and over again," the company's founder said, answering one of...

High-mpg Model Round-Up
High-mpg Model Round-Up

June 22, 2015
The best fuel economy starts with a truck model specifically designed to squeeze the most possible miles from a gallon of diesel fuel and all major builders...

Medium-Duty Update: Winners, Losers and Overall Steady Growth
Medium-Duty Update: Winners, Losers and Overall Steady Growth

August 6, 2013
Depending on who you are in the medium-duty truck business, things are going great, or well, or not so good but looking up. A few builders have picked up...

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...

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...

'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...

'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...

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.