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Kilograms, Pounds, Tridems, Spread Tandems, and Weight Laws

Senior Contributing Editor Tom Berg takes a look at a multi-axle flatbed, and a "split tandem" that's still in his memory.

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How Trucking Fleets Are Dealing With a Hot Flatbed Sector

With a steadily improving economy and sectors such as manufacturing and construction going strong, many trucking companies are finding they have more freight than they have trucks to haul – but nowhere is that more true than in the flatbed sector.

XL Specialized Announces New Blade Hauling Trailer Solution

XL Specialized Trailers has designed a solution for hauling longer wind turbine blades with its new BladeMate Flip Extension.

What's Behind the Tight Freight Market, and How Long Will It Last?

Although the April 1 start to “hard enforcement” of the electronic logging device mandate does not seem to have had a huge effect on trucking capacity (except perhaps in flatbeds), there are a number of other factors that are working to keep capacity tight and rates high, likely at least until late this year, according to FTR.

Q&A: FR8Star CEO Matt Kropp on Using the Data from ELDs and More

FR8Star CEO Matt Kropp brings an outsider's fresh perspective to trucking technology. In this exclusive interview, he shares his thoughts on ELDs, autonomous trucks, blockchain, and more.

Utility Launches 4000AE Drop Deck Flatbed Trailer

Utility Trailer Manufacturing has introduced its 4000AE Drop Deck flatbed trailer designed to haul heavy or awkward loads.

Boyd Bros. Offers More Predictable Truck Driving Schedule

Boyd Bros. Transportation unveiled a new type of truck driving position that it says overhauls traditional irregular route, flatbed, over the road trucking in order to give experienced flatbed drivers a more predictable driving job.

Truck-Lite Wiring Harness Standard on East Flatbed Trailers

Trailer maker East Manufacturing announced that the Truck-Lite 99 Series wiring harness will be standard on all new East BST, BST II, MMX and Narrow Neck flatbed trailers

A Rolling Tarp Might Have Worked for an O-O's Special Load

Chameleon Innovations' literature says the firm offers inside widths of up to 104.4 inches and heights of up to 144 inches, plus custom dimensions to suit a customer’s operations.

‘Oh, Shift!’ What Slamming On The Brakes Will Do

What do you do when the load on the trailer shifts, ramming your sleeper just behind you? Thank the Lord that the stack of steel didn’t stab you in the back. Then call for a wrecker. Tom Berg muses on the topic in his latest Trailer Talk blog.