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Seattle Embraces Side Guards for Trucks

Authorities believe side impact guards can protect pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists and Seattle's fleet has embraced the device.

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Truck and Trailer Side Guards Being Pushed and Sold

Side guards add weight and cost, and might never come into play in months and years of service. One could say the same about most safety equipment - but accidents do happen. Blog commentary by Tom Berg, Senior Contributing Editor

Walker Blocker Side Guards Designed for Class 3 Trucks and Above

Walker Blocker is offering a side guard designed to fit all truck body types on Class 3 vehicles and above.

HDT's 2017 Trailer Update

Our annual roundup of trailer trends and new trailer announcements, from the July issue of HDT.

Driverless Tesla vs. Parked Trailer: Owner's Fault?

Rear-underride collisions upset safety advocates because they badly hurt auto drivers and passengers. What about a front-underride incident with no driver and no injuries?

Dry Vans: Regulations, What Customers Want, and How It Could Change

While many equipment mandates cause angst in the industry, a recent government proposal to require stronger rear under-ride guards is apparently not one of them.

Stronger Impact Guards Are Already Here

Absorbing an extra 5 mph amounts to almost double the force that slams into a trailer's rear, but isn't that expensive to produce, explains Tom Berg in his Trailer Talk blog.

Rear Impact Guard Designed to Prevent Underride

Wabash National announced its Rig-16 rear impact guard design option for its 53-foot dry van trailers designed the prevent underride in multiple offset, or overlap, impact scenarios.

Crash Argues for Better Impact Guards, and Better Driving

Senior Editor Tom Berg ponders fatal rear-end crashes -- a type of crash that killed a college buddy many years ago.

IIHS Tests Trailer Underride Guards

Recently the National Transportation Safety Board recommended improvements to trailer rear underride guards. This video from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety highlights testing done last year on various trailer underrides, which it said highlighted problems when cars run into the back of a trailer barely overlapping the corner.