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Old Dominion's Baseball Trailer Promotes Series Sweepstakes
Be a Virtual American Trucker with New Game from Germany
Film Promotes Pennsylvania RR's TrucTrain Service in the 1950s
'Bomb Carts' Haul Containers at Busy Port of Charleston

'Bomb Carts' Haul Containers at Busy Port of Charleston

A Pro-Shuttle has a floor of stout steel beams with short, slanted sides that guide a container into place as the gantry crane lowers it. For the short trips within the port, containers are not tied down. Tom Berg has more in his Trailer Talk blog.

June 16, 2017

Smithco's Side-Dumper Is Strictly for Off-Road Running

Smithco's Side-Dumper Is Strictly for Off-Road Running

While pulling the Smithco tipper, a Western Star 6900XD acted as a tractor, but it’s really a straight truck fitted with a fifth-wheel kit. This is part of Carco Industries' MBT-40 Multi-Body Transformer system. Blog commentary by Tom Berg, Senior Contributing Editor.

June 9, 2017

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

Driver Keeps Hands Off As Eaton System Docks a Trailer
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

Railcar Wins Swedish Steel Prize, But Wabash’s Entry Still Admirable
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

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

Truck Driver 'Didn't Know' He Was Dragging a Car

Truck Driver 'Didn't Know' He Was Dragging a Car

Checking the mirrors should be a normal part of driving, but maybe 'Mike' had other things to look at than the car caught up in his trailer. Tom Berg has more in the Trailer Talk blog.

April 26, 2017

Where Did the North Koreans Get Those Missile-Toting Trucks?

Where Did the North Koreans Get Those Missile-Toting Trucks?

Where did North Korea get its trucks and trailers to haul weapons? On the internet there are reports that the trucks and tractor-trailers were made in China, with – yikes! -- American and German components. Tom Berg explores the question in the Trailer Talk blog.

April 18, 2017

Rear Impact Guard Puts Wabash Up for Swedish Steel Prize
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