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Check Your Trailer When Transitioning

Most drivers have a pre- and post-trip inspection checklist, and many times that caution will extend to checking over the trailer during the transition to a new load and route. But if you have a long drive ahead of you, it's ...

History of Trail King Industries

Trail King Industries is not just a clever name, they certainly are arguably the king of their industry. With trailers that have load capacities of anywhere from 12,000 pounds to 1,000,000 pounds they certainly have a line ...

Why Is Trailer Alignment So Important?

There are many ways to maximize the tire life of your semi-trailers, one of which is trailer alignment.  Over-the-road drives put pressure on the tread face of radial tires if they aren't aligned properly.  Axle or wheel ...

How a Hollywood Tragedy Led to the Rear Underrun Protection System

The Rear Underrun Protection System (RUPS) is such a common piece of equipment on modern commercial semi-trucks that most people probably never even notice it. But the rigid metal assembly hanging from the back of every ...

Illinois is Increasing Spot Inspections Along Interstate 57

Due to an increased number of wrecks and collision along Illinois I-57, the state police are concentrating on more inspections and traffic law enforcement in the area. While the campaign is not wholly focused on either ...

Is Drag Slowing Your Trailer Down?

Drag is one of the most consistent problems people have been trying to solve when it comes to semi-trailers. Making engines more and more fuel efficient can hardly make a dent in the industry when air resistance just makes ...

Should I lease or purchase a semi-trailer?

Leasing A Semi-Trailer: Achieve Your Goals Without Breaking The Bank One of the most essential questions that many new owner-operators will have to answer is whether they should lease or purchase a semi-trailer. This decision ...

Trucking Future Predictions

A Grain of Salt Required If anyone took seriously all the predictions made about the future of the trucking industry over the past decade or so, you'd have to believe that by now we'd all be standing on the loading docks ...

Will Hybridization Be the Compromise for More Efficient Trailers?

Semi-trucks and trailers are increasingly under criticism for not being fuel-efficient, especially as competition increases and demand for faster delivery of partially filled loads skyrockets. But many private and small to ...

Major Technology Is on the Horizon For The Trucking Industry

If ongoing research by Tesla proves fruitful, a fully autonomous truck is on the horizon. Autonomous-or self-driving-trucks would initially be using a system known as, "platoons", where a series of driverless vehicles follow ...