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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

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

What's New in Dump Trailers?

What's New in Dump Trailers?

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.

October 2, 2017

Drop Deck Decisions

Drop Deck Decisions

Special cargos require specialized trailers, and one is the drop deck, whether made of steel, aluminum, or a combination of the two.

May 25, 2017

KW’s New T880S Has Traditional Looks, Surprising Turnability

KW’s New T880S Has Traditional Looks, Surprising Turnability

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 Kenworth’s new vocational T880S has sparked interest from non-vocational users.

April 7, 2017

Cargo Securement: What You Need to Know

Cargo Securement: What You Need to Know

Securing loads is a matter of safety and good business. If a piece of cargo is damaged because it shifts or falls off a trailer, the carrier and driver won’t be paid because the load didn’t get delivered, and someone could get hurt or killed.

February 21, 2017

Trailers are Smarter Than Ever

Trailers are Smarter Than Ever

Reefer temperature sensing, remote tracking, and tire pressure management are now in use. Coming soon: monitoring more mechanical conditions.

January 23, 2017

What Phase 2 GHG Regs Mean to Fleets

What Phase 2 GHG Regs Mean to Fleets

To meet Phase 2 GHG regulations, fleets will have to pay for advances to get required fuel-economy gains and keep everything working.

January 18, 2017

Chassis Recycling Among Nikola Motor's Plans

Chassis Recycling Among Nikola Motor's Plans

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 many questions answered at the launch event last month.

December 30, 2016

Trailers the European Way

Trailers the European Way

European designs are often more elegant (or complex, depending on how you look at it), but these features add functionality to products.

December 22, 2016

Quick Spin: International LT625

Quick Spin: International LT625

Quietness and driver-inspired interior amenities are the prime virtues of International’s recently introduced LT series tractor.

December 21, 2016

Proper Inflation is Elementary

Proper Inflation is Elementary

Keeping tires properly inflated is elementary to good maintenance, and products that aid in that quest can be valuable.

November 22, 2016

The Future of Refrigerated Trailers

The Future of Refrigerated Trailers

What will the refrigerated trailer of the future be made of? Strong, lightweight and corrosion-proof composites? Very possibly. Economical, efficient aluminum sheet-and-post design, like now? Yes, for a number of years yet.

November 21, 2016

Engine Stop-Start System Saves Fuel for New York's Trash Trucks