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Vinyl Graphics Add Charity Awareness – and Revenue
Fruehauf’s 'Engineering' Story Told in New Book
Truckers Among Volunteers for Wreaths Across America
Trucks Block Possible Terrorism in D.C., New York City
Who's to Blame in This RR Crossing Wreck?

Who's to Blame in This RR Crossing Wreck?

Newscasters focused on the non-working crossing lights and gates. But shouldn't the truck driver have looked for a train? Tom Berg has more in Trailer Talk.

January 26, 2017

Tanker Crashes, Driver Dies, Road Damaged, But a Fair News Story
Jackknifes Happen Often on Dry Roads, Too
Drop Decks, Aluminum Transition Radii, and the Romans

Drop Decks, Aluminum Transition Radii, and the Romans

I looked at the transition radius on a Mac aluminum drop deck and it occurred to me that the radius is an arc, a portion of an arch – that engineering marvel devised by Roman engineers more than 2,000 years ago.

April 7, 2017

How Fruehaufs and Whites Once Hauled Unique Steel Houses

How Fruehaufs and Whites Once Hauled Unique Steel Houses

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 first had been loaded last, so they came off in the exact order required for erection.

May 7, 2017

Airplane Hits Trailer in 'Amazing' Encounter

Airplane Hits Trailer in 'Amazing' Encounter

The plane came in too low and its landing gear clipped the top of the South Shore van, tearing off and embedding itself in the roof and side panels. The plane continued on and its pilot put it down safely on its belly.

May 11, 2017

Railcar Wins Swedish Steel Prize, But Wabash’s Entry Still Admirable
Bicyclists Were Original Advocates for Good Roads

Bicyclists Were Original Advocates for Good Roads

Motorists and truckers can thank touring "wheelmen" and isolated farmers for together pressuring lawmakers to improve primitive dirt byways, notes Tom Berg in the Trailer Talk blog.

June 2, 2017

Be a Virtual American Trucker with New Game from Germany
Harvey Was One Thing, But Irma's Getting Personal

Harvey Was One Thing, But Irma's Getting Personal

This monster has a female name but is no lady, what with sustained winds of 185 mph and gusts of more than 200. I've got relatives and friends in her path, and that's really scary, says Tom Berg in his Trailer Talk Blog.

September 7, 2017

Vehicles in Floodwater? Bendix Offers Servicing Tips

Vehicles in Floodwater? Bendix Offers Servicing Tips

If heavy trucks and trailers have been in relatively shallow water and circuitry and on-board computers are not damaged, they might still be serviceable. Not right away, though. Blog commentary by Tom Berg, Senior Contributing Editor

September 13, 2017