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FHWA Clarifies What a Nondivisible Load Is

The Federal Highway Administration has provided a clarification on the federal definition of a nondivisible load in a response to the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association.

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Getting Ready for This Year's Roadcheck

Cargo securement is a special focus of this year’s 72-hour inspection blitz. Do your drivers know how to avoid citations — and keep the cargo where it belongs?

OWL Detects Overhead Obstacles for Oversize Loads

LSA Autonomy’s Overhead Wire Laser-Detector, the OWL, is a 3D LiDAR sensor-based technology and software system designed to detect overhead obstacles for oversize transports.

Electronic Measuring Devices Warn If Obstacles Are Too Low

In many states, rigs carrying oversize loads are escorted by pilot cars, some of them equipped with poles to gauge overhead obstructions. There are better ways.

Commentary: 5 Arguments for Heavier Trucks

While states are thinking of ways to fund highway infrastructure, Michigan is considering rolling back truck size and weight regulations.

Modular Trailer Molds to Job Size

The Scheuerle Highway Trailer MES merges the requirements for transporting oversize and concentrated loads into one trailer.

NTSB Spreads the Skagit Bridge Blame, Soft-pedals the Real Problem

There is no excuse whatsoever for a driver striking a low bridge if the obstruction is accurately marked. That obviously wasn't the case with the Skagit River Bridge and there's only one doorstep on which to lay that blame.

Oversize Load Chases Traffic from I-24 in Kentucky

A huge and heavy boiler aboard a wide platform trailer couldn't squeeze by maintenance equipment on the eastbound Tennessee River bridge, so it moved to the westbound span.