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Electronic Measuring Devices Warn If Obstacles Are Too Low
Volvo’s I-Shift with Crawler Gears Boosts Performance, Productivity
Test Drive: Nissan’s Titan XD Gas

Test Drive: Nissan’s Titan XD Gas

What does it take for a pickup to be considered “American”? Nissan is a Japanese company, but its Titan XD is American all the way through.

June 23, 2016

Inventor of Flip-Type Placards Retires at Age 95

Inventor of Flip-Type Placards Retires at Age 95

It was a challenge when a carrier transported a mixed load of various dangerous goods that needed to be identified. Today there are nine categories of hazards with 24 divisions among them.

June 21, 2016

DriverFirst Aims to Design Internationals ‘Drivers Want to Drive’
Lift Gate Trailers Can Load Normally with New 'Lok' Device
Tanker Fleet Manager Praises Air Disc Brakes

Tanker Fleet Manager Praises Air Disc Brakes

Jim Fox, a manager at aviation-fuel-hauler Pinnacle Express, is a strong believer in disc brakes. This mechanic and million-mile former driver declares that drum brakes are "obsolete." Read more in Tom Berg's Trailer Talk blog.

June 10, 2016

Whoa, How'd This Rig Hold Together?

Whoa, How'd This Rig Hold Together?

There are no federal government or SAE strength requirements, so standards were set by the marketplace, and now by European rules.

June 1, 2016

Refinishing Wheels the Right Way
Heavy-Haul Trailers Get Lighter

Heavy-Haul Trailers Get Lighter

You don’t think about “lightweight” when talking about lowboys, which are often long and multi-axled. Nevertheless, today’s heavy-haul trailers are not as heavy as their predecessors – but it’s a careful balance.

May 24, 2016

Trailer Aero Devices Help Save 1 mpg, Manager Says

Trailer Aero Devices Help Save 1 mpg, Manager Says

“All you have to do is ride a motorcycle behind the trailers to notice the difference” between aero and bare trailers, says John Drake, a Harley-Davidson enthusiast. Learn more in the Trailer Talk blog.

May 24, 2016

Hybrid Electric-Drive Trailer Tandem Promises Quick Payback

Hybrid Electric-Drive Trailer Tandem Promises Quick Payback

A hybrid electric-drive trailer tandem being developed by a group of engineers at Hyliion Inc. in Pittsburgh, Pa. The device, which for now has no official name, is undergoing road testing and should be ready for the market in mid-2017,

May 23, 2016

Test Drive: Ford's New F-650 Looks, Feels Familiar
Unlucky Tip Over on the Tappan Zee Bridge

Unlucky Tip Over on the Tappan Zee Bridge

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 its footing. What a Friday-the-13th happening!

May 18, 2016

Kenworth’s Ohio Plant Getting New Parts Storage Facility

Kenworth’s Ohio Plant Getting New Parts Storage Facility

The Kenworth plant in Chillicothe, Ohio, is getting a $17 million automated storage facility to bring cab parts inside, out of the weather, and add efficiency to assembly operations, executives said on Wednesday. They also foresee another healthy sales year for Class 8 trucks.

May 18, 2016