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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

Why Are So Many Trailers Just Sitting There?

Why Are So Many Trailers Just Sitting There?

Managers strive for “productivity” and “equipment utilization,” but how many trailers are moving freight even half the time in their lives? Tom Berg's Trailer Talk blog muses on the number of trailers just sitting around.

January 10, 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

Truckers Among Volunteers for Wreaths Across America
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

Fruehauf’s 'Engineering' Story Told in New Book
Is There a 'Great Future' in Plastic Trailers?

Is There a 'Great Future' in Plastic Trailers?

Plastics -- specifically, molded structural composites -- might constitute the future of trailers. Some are used in Europe, and Wabash National is ready to build them here. Werner Enterprises, K&B Transportation, Combined Transport, and Leonard’s Express will acquire some MSC trailers for testing, and three dealers will help bring the trailers to market.

December 9, 2016

Daycabs, Vocational Trucks Are Priorities for Nikola
Nikola One Fuel Cell Electric Truck Promises High Fuel Economy, Low Maintenance
European Cargo Securement Devices are Diverse

European Cargo Securement Devices are Diverse

Like here, tying down the goods is a concern in Europe, because a dominant German trailer builder recently displayed a van with numerous securement options aboard. Tom Berg has more in his Trailer Talk blog.

November 30, 2016

Otto to Test Autonomous Rig in Ohio

Otto to Test Autonomous Rig in Ohio

A demonstration on Monday, using a 35-mile stretch of U.S. 33 northwest of Columbus, was postponed, but may be rescheduled. Next week, the Otto truck will run on the Ohio Turnpike.

November 28, 2016

Clean Air Plan Encourages Cleaner Vehicles at SoCal Ports

Clean Air Plan Encourages Cleaner Vehicles at SoCal Ports

Operation of zero- and near-zero-emissions trucks, locomotives and container-handling equipment would expand beginning in 2019 and culminate with wide use of electric trucks by 2035, according to the latest San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan.

November 23, 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