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Taylor Swift’s Show Arrives Aboard 82 Semis

Taylor Swift’s Show Arrives Aboard 82 Semis

Big screens, monster speakers, structural steel members were among the items carried by big rigs to pop star Taylor Swift's Ohio stadium show. Tom Berg has more in the Trailer Talk blog.

July 9, 2018

Solar Panels on Trailers Could be a Good Idea
Why Would Semis Be Part of a Bicycle ‘Adventure’?
Catching the Carnival’s Trailers in the Wee Hours
Kilograms, Pounds, Tridems, Spread Tandems, and Weight Laws
 Talbert Shows Off 80-Year-Old First Trailer
Snow Will Again Blow Off Trailer Roofs, But Henry Thissen’s Ready
A Big Rig Ain't Diddly Compared To a Train

A Big Rig Ain't Diddly Compared To a Train

Motor vehicles are routinely torn apart by freight and passenger trains because drivers aren’t paying attention to what they're doing, or think they can beat that train to a grade crossing.

May 9, 2018

How Will Trump’s Tariffs Affect Trailer Pricing?

Frank Maly of ACT Research figures the average trailer's price might go up by about $900. Some would be more. Meanwhile, how big a materials villain is China? Blog commentary by Senior Contributing Editor Tom Berg.

April 27, 2018

Risky Maneuver Breaks a Two-Rig Blockade

Risky Maneuver Breaks a Two-Rig Blockade

There is little more annoying than two big rigs driving side by side for miles on a freeway or Interstate road, keeping faster-moving cars from passing and oblivious to traffic building up behind them. Blog from Senior Contributing Editor Tom Berg.

April 16, 2018

In L.A. Beware of Baxter Street's 32% Grade!

In L.A. Beware of Baxter Street's 32% Grade!

The grade's apex is unnerving, and can hang up long vehicles, like trucks and semis. Residents want Waze, which has directed traffic in this direction, to wave off this route.

April 8, 2018

Special Trailer Delivers Milwaukee's First New Trolley
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