flatbeds

VIDEO: A tour through Mike Manuel’s 1984 ‘Custombilt 359′

| July 13, 2013

Manuel's combo -- with a 2003 Benson flatbed -- showed at the 2013 Fitzgerald Truck Show and Overdrive's Pride & Polish in Crossville, Tenn.

For want of quiet sleep

| April 19, 2013

"I'm not the only weird thing on the road. Keep your tinfoil hats close and beware the aliens in flatbeds."

Get your load on

| January 31, 2013

Some sweet pics of readers' recent loads, and a snatch of a conversation overheard on the radio -- sometimes things on Channel 19 reach a fitting end.

Securement 201: How best to chain to a stake pocket

| September 25, 2012

What is the best way to use a stake pocket as a chain anchor point? Reader J.D. Bronson, among others, offers his preferred method.

The ‘Time Bandit’ electric cargo-strap roller

| July 03, 2012

Sometime flatbedder and former small fleet owner Johnny White finds inspiration in day-to-day problems -- that might not be the best way, however, to describe the occasion that spurred him on to his latest solution, ...

Heck of a farm truck: Custom 359 single-axle flatbed, with wide singles

| April 25, 2012

Tom Crawford, owner and operator of the Farmer’s Market in Cashiers in far Western North Carolina, showed this custom-restored 1975 Peterbilt 359 flatbed daycab, outfitted with Michelin wide singles on the single axle rear end, ...

ACT: Used Class 8 truck prices dip

| March 28, 2012

Used truck prices fell 1 percent. Net orders for van trailers in February were down 32 percent from January.

Alert network for missing drivers formed

| February 16, 2012

  Any time a driver goes missing out on the road it's a nightmare for back-office personnel, friends and, of course, the family back home. A recent case spawned a Facebook group dedicated to resolving disappearances ...

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