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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

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