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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

Growth in Piggyback Includes Short Trailers

Growth in Piggyback Includes Short Trailers

Pups are less efficient than long trailers, but are when the 28-footers are loaded for certain destinations and their parcels avoid multiple handling en route. . .

January 18, 2018

Roof Rake-Like Snow Scraper Solves a Dangerous Problem

Roof Rake-Like Snow Scraper Solves a Dangerous Problem

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 aren't always where a snow-covered semi is. Tom Berg highlights one handheld alternative in his Trailer Talk blog.

January 6, 2018

Heavy Hauls Follow Tragic Train Wreck Near Tacoma
Truck and Trailer Side Guards Being Pushed and Sold

Truck and Trailer Side Guards Being Pushed and Sold

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 accidents do happen. Blog commentary by Tom Berg, Senior Contributing Editor

December 21, 2017

A Rolling Tarp Might Have Worked for an O-O's Special Load
Thoughts From Staring at Semis' Rear Doors
Special Vans Haul Horses from the Fairgrounds

Special Vans Haul Horses from the Fairgrounds

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 can freely open. Learn more in Tom Berg's Trailer Talk blog.

November 28, 2017

Mack Museum Displays Fancy Fruehauf Van

Mack Museum Displays Fancy Fruehauf Van

The 32-foot insulated van, built in 1950 like its companion Mack LFT tractor, “has all the interior and floor required to make it a refrigerated trailer by adding a cooling unit,” an informational placard says.

November 21, 2017

Talbert Celebrates Removable Gooseneck’s 70th Anniversary
End Dump Plays the Middle Man in Grain Transfer Operation
No CDL Needed to Operate This Trailer Spotter

No CDL Needed to Operate This Trailer Spotter

TrailerCaddy is battery-electric powered and can move empty and loaded semitrailers weighing up to 70,000 pounds, its maker says. Blog commentary by Tom Berg, Senior Contributing Editor.

October 30, 2017

Uncertainty Surrounds Trailers and GHG Phase 2

Uncertainty Surrounds Trailers and GHG Phase 2

Trailer aerodynamics and glider kits might get a reprieve from the fuel-efficiency rules, but backing away from national rules would turn California loose, some warn.

October 27, 2017