Tom Berg

Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

PSI Marks Silver Anniversary by Looking Back, Ahead

Trina Smith, Tim Musgrave, Vanessa Munez PSI's Tim Musgrave talks with line workers Trina Smith (left) and Vanessa Munez. “Without these guys, we’re nothing,” he says of the production staff in San Antonio. (Tom Berg for Transport Topics)

It has been 25 years since a Texas family purchased the patent for a device that would keep truck tires inflated, a move that proved prescient.

Tom Berg | Special to Transport Topics
October 15, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Bosch Touts Electric-Hydraulic Steering to Facilitate Automated Driving

Bosch connected truck A “connected” truck at Bosch’s Flat Rock, Mich., proving grounds. (Robert Bosch)

FLAT ROCK, Mich. — Executives with the North American arm of engineering company Robert Bosch showed off an electric-hydraulic steering system for Class 8 trucks that they said will aid in the transition to autonomous commercial vehicles and announced a “breakthrough” in substantially reducing emissions of nitrogen oxide from diesel.

Tom Berg | Special to Transport Topics
May 24, 2018

UFM Magazine: How Big an Issue is EGR?

Exhaust Gas Recirculation. By now, you should know the term. If not, learn it. Of all the new emissions technologies being discussed for diesels, EGR looms closest. It will be complex and expensive.

Tom Berg | Special to Transport Topics
June 14, 2001

ABS Warning Light License Dispute Settled

A 5-month-old impasse over licensing fees that threatened to shut down truck and trailer production appears resolved, with manufacturers coming to terms with the inventor of a critical piece of circuitry for an antilock brake failure warning light.

Tom Berg | Special to Transport Topics
April 6, 2001

Truck Production Continues As ABS Negotiations Proceed

Production of new tractors and trailers continued through a March 1 federal deadline for a new safety feature, thanks to a stockpile of the electronic chips needed to activate an in-cab warning light to alert drivers of malfunctioning antilock braking systems on trailers.

Tom Berg | Special to Transport Topics
March 12, 2001

First Agreement Reached in Feud Over Antilock Braking System Light

The financial dispute over a federally mandated antilock brake system warning light is apparently being resolved, less than a month before it threatened to stop production of new tractors and trailers.

Tom Berg | Special to Transport Topics
February 14, 2001

First Agreement Reached in Feud Over Antilock Braking System Light

The financial dispute over a federally mandated antilock brake system warning light is apparently being resolved, less than a month before it threatened to stop production of new tractors and trailers.

Tom Berg | Special to Transport Topics
February 9, 2001

Truck Makers Offer Features Designed to Reduce Drivers’ Pains

Oh, my achin’ back!” Practically anybody who has a hands-on relationship with trucks has had occasion to say that.

Tom Berg | Special to Transport Topics
February 8, 2001

A New Day for an Old Idea May Be on the Way

They may save weight, offer better fuel economy and be simpler to maintain, but the use of “super-single” tires — large tires that take the place of a pair of standard-size truck tires — has been limited because of their availability and their inability to “limp home” without having to be changed.

Tom Berg | Special to Transport Topics
January 24, 2001

ABS Light Dispute Comes to a Head

Legal disputes over the electronic technology that is supposed to activate a critical antilock braking system warning light have come to a head and now threaten to stop production of truck tractors and trailers.

Tom Berg | Special to Transport Topics
January 17, 2001

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