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Special Specs

Trailers are 13 feet, 6 inches high, right? Not for Hub Group, which developed a special 14-foot-high trailer spec for a dedicated customer based in California. Learn more in the Trailer Talk blog.

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You Don't See a Sperry Truck Every Day

Sperry's specially equipped vehicles scoot along railroad tracks testing for imperfections that could cause derailments. Blog commentary by Tom Berg, Senior Contributing Editor

High-Cube Vans Bolster Fast Carriage of Big, Bulky Items

It's "back to the future" in van trailers for one carrier, explains Tom Berg in his "Trailer Talk" blog. The freight is big, bulky and light, with gross combination weights typically at 45,000 pounds, so the ZCube trailers are pulled by single-rear-axle tractors.

Truck-racing Ryan tackles a new challenge

Here's a fun bit of video for your summer vacation watching pleasure: Mike Ryan taking his modified Freightliner race truck up narrow, winding, paved and dirt roads in the 2011 "Climb to the Clouds" Mt. Washington Hillclimb, one of America's oldest auto races

And you thought electric trucks were a recent invention....

We've seen a lot of interest in electric trucks this past year or two, especially package vans -- the Transit Connect Electric, Internationals' e-Star, the Smith Newton, Freightliner Custom Chassis' MT45-EV. But did you know there were electric delivery trucks 100 years ago

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