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Ever Wish You Had a Life-Size Tonka Truck? [VIDEO]

There's a good chance you played with Tonka trucks as a kid. But as Deborah Lockridge reports in her "All That's Trucking" blog, one Wisconsin man has turned that childhood love into a real-life labor of love and created a life-size replica of a vintage Tonka tow truck.

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Wabash portable shelters use DuraPlate wall panels

"Just in time for Hurricane Sandy," said a message Monday from Wabash National spokeswoman Celeste Stanley

Weight permits don't come cheap

In August I wrote about Peckham Materials and its use of extra-heavy rigs to gain productivity

Clever images entertain German motorists ... or do they?

German graphic artists are at it again, vinyl-wrapping semitrailers with eye-boggling images of products on their way to market. But wait..

UFO on a trailer bares the truth about Roswell!

Please understand that I still believe that something significant happened near Roswell, N.M., back in 1947, in spite of what the public was told.

Big Kitchen Trailer Serves Thousands in Wake of Disaster

The other night my wife and I were watching a Modern Marvels episode on "food trucks," primarily custom-built catering rigs based on walk-in van chassis. The producers also zeroed in on Manna One, a big kitchen built on a semitrailer frame specifically for disaster relief

Oil boom needs special equipment on trailers and trucks

No one wants to haul a load that's going to be rejected, so checking the commodity before loading makes a lot of sense. That's why Rush Enterprise's Peterbilt store in San Antonio has been installing a special piece of gear on tank trailers at a customer's request.

Liftgate Steps and Lighting: More Complicated Than You Think

Hmm. Just a couple of boxes for this stop. Don't need to use the liftgate. I'll just hop up there...." Delivery drivers do this every day, but how easy or difficult is it for them to climb up and over the liftgate and into the truck to fetch those boxes

Beautiful custom-built models start with long sheets of styrene

Some truckers are so proud of the equipment they operate that they want scale models to display in their homes or offices. One man who makes that happen is master modeler Kuenn (pronounced Quinn) McClinton

'What Are Those Things?' Liquid Storage Tanks, That's What

Every so often I see one of these odd, squarish trailers being pulled down an interstate and wonder, "What are those things?" Last fall, while driving down U.S. 23 near Toledo, I spotted a pair parked in a lot and swung around to check 'em out