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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

The Future of Refrigerated Trailers

The Future of Refrigerated Trailers

What will the refrigerated trailer of the future be made of? Strong, lightweight and corrosion-proof composites? Very possibly. Economical, efficient aluminum sheet-and-post design, like now? Yes, for a number of years yet.

November 21, 2016

Lights Help with Hooking Up, But Inspections Still Necessary

Lights Help with Hooking Up, But Inspections Still Necessary

There’s dropping trailers, as in hook-and-drop operations, and there’s dropping a trailer, as in whoops! In his Trailer Talk blog, Tom Berg looks at two recent product announcements aimed at addressing the potential of trailers coming loose from fifth wheels.

November 14, 2016

Powered Trailer Axle Provides an Off-Road Boost

Powered Trailer Axle Provides an Off-Road Boost

“SAF Trak” axle is powered from the tractor’s hydraulic wet kit. On the trailer, two hydraulic motors, one at each axle end, turn the wheels to help get the rig moving in slippery conditions.

November 4, 2016

Can You Remember Every Pre-Trip Item?

Can You Remember Every Pre-Trip Item?

Pre-trips are supposed to be done before the vehicle is pulled away from a parking place and heads for the highway. In this blog from Senior Editor Tom Berg, we run through each item in a pre-trip inspection.

October 26, 2016

Volvo Demos Active Driver Assist, Available on VN Series
Engine Stop-Start System Saves Fuel for New York's Trash Trucks
Medium-Duty Update: Growing Sales, Diesel Developments, Vertical Integration
Class 8 Update: Downturn, But Far From Bad Times
For Tankers, 'Vapor Recovery' Works Two Ways

For Tankers, 'Vapor Recovery' Works Two Ways

He stood at an open pipe at the tanker and held his hand in front of it, checking air as it flowed inside. During product loading, vapor-laden air is drawn out of the tanker to keep it from bursting.

October 14, 2016