POLL: Have you changed trailer type/niche since the beginning of 2020?
Tough times can be a wake-up call for a small trucking business, prompting sometimes dramatic re-evaluations that result in a wholesale change that extends from freight to the equipment on which it has hauled. Have you made a big shift since the beginning of 2020?
June 12, 2020
Head of broker group TIA stepping down | Some coronavirus HOS waivers expire next week
FMCSA is extending the COVID-19 HOS exemption for some haulers, while it will expire for others next week; broker association head to step down and more from the roundup: Introducing a new extra-extra-large blade trailer for wind-energy transport. Arizona adding more truck parking to I-40 rest area. Loadsmart partners with Opendock to streamline delivery appointments process.
June 10, 2020
Big loads, big equipment, big pay: Heavy/specialized hauling explored
Specialized and heavy hauling can provide top dollar for those willing to pay their dues, learn the permitting process and get comfortable with the biggest and heaviest of loads with the right equipment.
April 23, 2020
News roundup, Nov. 5: OOIDA’s Truckers for Troops campaign set for next week, Louisiana TA adds KFC
The OOIDA’s 13th annual Truckers for Troops campaign, raising money to send care packages to troops, will be held Nov. 11-15. The TA truck stop in Greenwood, Louisiana, now offers a KFC restaurant. Fleet Advantage’s data-driven, flexible trailer-lease options.
November 5, 2019
Inexpensive fix for a more-secure trailer-pigtail connection
The VSA PlugSaver is two custom-designed, patented straps built by driver Vincent Archuleta for long-term life that, installed on the trailer housing for the pigtail connection, can reduce motion in the plug and effectively prevent wear.
June 12, 2019
Complete connection: New patented trailer-pigtail securement-assist device designed by trucker
Got flickering trailer lights? Vincent Archuleta’s VSA PlugSaver is essentially two custom-designed straps built for longer-term life that, installed on the trailer housing for the pigtail connection, can reduce motion in the plug, maintaining a secure electrical connection and effectively preventing wear.
May 28, 2019
Re-purposing dry van space as a small shop
This four-foot walk-in storage compartment Daniel and Phyllis Snow built into the front of their spread-axle dry-van trailer, is accessible from the tractor’s deck catwalk via a door assembly. The Snows built it on a budget — slightly more than $200, and plenty sweat equit — to house tools, parts and other supplies.
May 17, 2019
How-to: Custom walk-in storage at the front of a dry van; bulk tank niche explored
Daniel and Phyllis Snow detail their four-foot walk-in storage compartment they built into the front of their dry-van trailer, accessible from the tractor’s deck catwalk via a door assembly, to house tools and other supplies. Also in this edition of the Overdrive Radio podcast: liquid-bulk-tank insights from owner-ops Mike Landis, J.D. Howard.
April 26, 2019
POLL: How many different trailer types have you pulled through your career?
Have you been dedicated to a particular trailer type through your career or hauled in different niches throughout? Share you story via this poll.
April 19, 2019
423,430-lb. move on modular open deck
On a Faymoville modular heavy-haul trailer, Dynamic Specialized of New Kent, Va., recently hauled a transformer in Newport News, permitted at a gross weight of 423,430 lbs. and “rough outline dimensions,” says operations manager Josh Sohler, of 130 feet long, 11’4” wide and 15’3” high.
April 2, 2019
Meritor’s axles standard equipment on Wabash trailers
Meritor axles will be standard equipment on Wabash National Corp.’s dry and reefer trailer products, Meritor announced, among other details of a three-year agreement that takes effect at the first of the year.
December 11, 2018
Top dealer named by Strick Trailers
For the third year in a row, Capitol City Trailers of Obetz, Ohio was named the 2018 Dealer of the Year by Strick Trailers by virtue of its sales levels.
December 3, 2018
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