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Breaking down the FMCSA’s 30-minute rest break exemption for heavy haulers

Breaking down the FMCSA’s 30-minute rest break...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Jun 22, 2015

Last week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced it had granted an exemption of the 30-minute rest break provision in the ...

Semi hauling backhoe crashes into canyon bend, killing driver in Utah

Semi hauling backhoe crashes into canyon bend, killing...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 15, 2015

The driver of a truck hauling a backhoe in Utah was killed over the weekend after he lost control of ...

XL Specialized Trailers’ XL 80 HDG simplifies transporting lightweight equipment

XL Specialized Trailers’ XL 80 HDG simplifies...

Posted by Amy Materson on Jun 05, 2015

  Transport lighter equipment efficiently with XL Specialized Trailers’ lightweight XL 80 low-profile hydraulic detachable gooseneck trailer. Rated at 80,000 pounds ...

HEADS UP: Hitting utility lines when hauling heavy equipment can become an expensive ordeal

HEADS UP: Hitting utility lines when hauling heavy...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on May 22, 2015

According to the National Electrical Safety Code, telephone lines must be at least 14 feet above the ground and electrical ...

How to survive an earthquake while driving a big rig (VIDEO)

How to survive an earthquake while driving a big rig...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on May 15, 2015

When your peaceful drive gets interrupted by severe vibrations or worse, you could be driving through an earthquake. Especially, if ...

A closer look at the front end.

Freightliner unveils first self-driving truck that will...

Posted by Jack Roberts on May 05, 2015

Freightliner did it. If you’re one of the many who scoffed at the idea of a commercially-viable self-driving truck, or at ...

Volvo now offers its VNX 630 heavy hauler in a tridem axle model

Volvo now offers its VNX 630 heavy hauler in a tridem...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 13, 2015

Giving the truck even more traction when hauling heavy equipment, Volvo has updated its VNX 630 severe duty hauler with ...

How to determine trailer length for heavy equipment hauling using Kingpin to Rear Axle limits

How to determine trailer length for heavy equipment...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Mar 26, 2015

Contractors and heavy equipment haulers often ask the question, “What is the longest trailer or semitrailer I can use?” The ...

VIDEO: Weight of crane shoves hauler into a jackknife that sends crane over a hillside

VIDEO: Weight of crane shoves hauler into a jackknife...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 29, 2014

We've all been involved in tense situations. But few of us have ever been in this tense of situation. In the video ...

PHOTOS: Transformer and heavy hauler Optimus Prime invades Mid-American Trucking Show

PHOTOS: Transformer and heavy hauler Optimus Prime...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 27, 2014

Our friends at sister site Overdrive are covering the big Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky this week and grabbed ...

Fontaine’s Magnitude 60 Class trailers now features two-axle bogie, EQ2 spreader

Fontaine’s Magnitude 60 Class trailers now features...

Posted by Amy Materson on Sep 06, 2013

The Magnitude 60 Class trailer from Fontaine Heavy-Haul, which handles 60 tons in 12 feet, now features a two-axle bogie ...

Kenworth launches T880 vocational truck

Kenworth launches T880 vocational truck

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Mar 22, 2013

Kenworth launched its T880(TM) vocational truck at the annual Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville. The T880 will be available for ...

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