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Trailered backhoe overturns during haul, kills driver in California

Trailered backhoe overturns during haul, kills driver...

Posted by Angela Thomas on Mar 23, 2016

A combination of unsafe driving and unpermitted heavy equipment hauling led to the death of a man near Sacramento, California, ...

Hauling heavy equipment? Use this Best Practices checklist to ensure your load is secure

Hauling heavy equipment? Use this Best Practices...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 11, 2015

Moving heavy equipment safely is no small task. We’ve all seen or read stories when things did not go according ...

A heavy hauler’s guide for managing load distribution: Keeping things in balance

A heavy hauler’s guide for managing load...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Oct 21, 2015

To help heavy haulers manage load distribution and vehicle weight, they need to know a few key items about their ...

Worker killed while remote control steering rear dolly in concrete beam transport

Worker killed while remote control steering rear dolly...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 19, 2015

A construction worker in Florida was killed recently in an accident that occurred as crews were moving heavy concrete beams ...

How in-motion, pre-scan weigh station technology could affect specialized and heavy equipment haulers

How in-motion, pre-scan weigh station technology could...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Aug 31, 2015

We all are aware of the “red light cameras” that have been around for some time. The technology works through ...

How the USDOT’s comprehensive truck size and weight limits study impacts heavy equipment haulers

How the USDOT’s comprehensive truck size and...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 23, 2015

The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) was passed by Congress and signed by President Obama ...

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 ...

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