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Snow Will Again Blow Off Trailer Roofs, But Henry Thissen’s Ready
A Big Rig Ain't Diddly Compared To a Train

A Big Rig Ain't Diddly Compared To a Train

Motor vehicles are routinely torn apart by freight and passenger trains because drivers aren’t paying attention to what they're doing, or think they can beat that train to a grade crossing.

May 9, 2018

How Will Trump’s Tariffs Affect Trailer Pricing?

Frank Maly of ACT Research figures the average trailer's price might go up by about $900. Some would be more. Meanwhile, how big a materials villain is China? Blog commentary by Senior Contributing Editor Tom Berg.

April 27, 2018

Risky Maneuver Breaks a Two-Rig Blockade

Risky Maneuver Breaks a Two-Rig Blockade

There is little more annoying than two big rigs driving side by side for miles on a freeway or Interstate road, keeping faster-moving cars from passing and oblivious to traffic building up behind them. Blog from Senior Contributing Editor Tom Berg.

April 16, 2018

Vinyl Graphics Add Charity Awareness – and Revenue
In L.A. Beware of Baxter Street's 32% Grade!

In L.A. Beware of Baxter Street's 32% Grade!

The grade's apex is unnerving, and can hang up long vehicles, like trucks and semis. Residents want Waze, which has directed traffic in this direction, to wave off this route.

April 8, 2018

Special Trailer Delivers Milwaukee's First New Trolley
Sometimes Trailers Can Be Taxed Twice

Sometimes Trailers Can Be Taxed Twice

Let's say you resell a near-new trailer and charge the tax. The buyer complains that it's a used trailer. What do you say -- life's not fair?

March 21, 2018

WisDOT Ponders Using I-94 Shoulders for Autonomous Trucks

WisDOT Ponders Using I-94 Shoulders for Autonomous Trucks

Should freeway shoulders be set aside to run autonomous trucks? Wisconsin’s Department of Transportation is considering doing exactly that along a portion of Interstate 94 to support the carrying of machinery to a new factory south of Milwaukee. Tom Berg has more in the Trailer Talk blog. (Because autonomous trucks do pull trailers...)

March 12, 2018

Low Bridge Ahead! Some Drivers See It, Others Don't
Seattle Embraces Side Guards for Trucks

Seattle Embraces Side Guards for Trucks

Authorities believe side impact guards can protect pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists and Seattle's fleet has embraced the device.

February 26, 2018

A Dangerous Close-up of a Piggyback Trailer

A Dangerous Close-up of a Piggyback Trailer

Train hopping is dangerous – always dangerous – veterans of the pastime say. In his Trailer Talk blog, Tom Berg, from the safety of watching via YouTube, shares one train hopper's experience as he gets up close and personal to a piggyback trailer.

February 20, 2018

Book On Trailer Manufacturing History Recalls Personal Stories
'Thin Blue Line' Trailer Honors a Fallen Police Officer
Improved VHD Deserves Better Sales, Volvo Says

Improved VHD Deserves Better Sales, Volvo Says

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 rough-service vehicles.

January 30, 2018