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Why Better Underride Guards, and Maybe Other Stuff, Are Worth It
‘How Durable is TrailerTail?’ Watch This Video

‘How Durable is TrailerTail?’ Watch This Video

Makers of trailer aerodynamic improvers are well aware of truckers’ suspicions that the devices will be damaged, sooner or later. That’s why many of the latest ones are made with materials that are flexible and impact resistant.

July 24, 2013

Quality Parts Should Go Into Trailer Electrical Systems, Updated TMC Recommendations Say
YouTube Video Shows Why That Forklift Driver Can’t Destroy Your Trailer’s Liner (Maybe)
The Winner of the ATD Commercial Truck of the Year Is…
Nice Trailer, and It’s Ready for Somebody to Just Hitch Up and Haul It Away

Times and Wars Have Changed, But Military Vets Still Need Jobs

The “Hiring Military Veterans” feature in the current issue of Heavy Duty Trucking was an easy assignment for me to take on, because I was in the Army from 1965 to ’67 and afterwards went to work “in the real world” – anywhere outside the service. Jobs were plentiful for a while, so no complaints from me. And I appreciate the service and experience of millions of other vets, then and now.

November 19, 2013

Sad Work: Delivering the News of JFK’s Assassination

Sad Work: Delivering the News of JFK’s Assassination

What were you doing 50 years ago, when you heard that JFK had been assassinated? If you’re age 55 or older, you probably remember that moment clearly, sociologists say. Senior Editor Tom Berg, who’s now 70, recalls how news of the event directly affected his part-time truck-driving job.

November 21, 2013

Wabash Builds Its 500,000th DuraPlate Van

Wabash Builds Its 500,000th DuraPlate Van

Half a million is a lot, especially when it describes how many big 53- by 102 trailers have been made by one manufacturer. Wabash National Corp. last week said it had produced its 500,000th DuraPlate model since introducing it 17 years ago. Senior Editor Tom Berg has the story in this Trailer Talk blog.

December 16, 2013

North Dakota’s Cold and Hot, Thanks to Weather and the Bakken Boom

Senior Editor Tom Berg looks at a photo of a frigid scene in North Dakota and spots a lone semitrailer, parked perhaps with a load of processed feed, waiting to be offloaded. He wondered, will that trailer even roll? The photo sparked a conversation with a North Dakota trailer dealer for his Trailer Talk blog.

January 7, 2014

‘Super Cube’ Rig Among Finalists for TWNA Tech Achievement Award
Cold in Roanoke, a Shiny Overnite Rig, and a Volunteer Named Wizzy. How About That?
Passing Thru Zanesville: Forlorn Trailers, the ‘Y-Bridge’ and a ‘Telltale’ Warning

‘Fool’ Web Story Notes Cummins-Peterbilt SuperTruck MPG Number

Except for highway wrecks, it isn’t often that the general news media get interested in big rigs. But one online outlet, www.fool.com, now has a story about the SuperTruck project, specifically the Peterbilt-Cummins vehicle recently displayed in Washington, D.C., for President Obama’s announcement about fuel economy standards for commercial trucks.

February 24, 2014