The trend toward ‘smart’ trailers

A recent survey showed that tracking devices and solar panels are popular. What’s next for fleets and owner-operators?

August-September 2021

Tom Berg


The era of “dumb” semitrailers is coming to an end as more and more of the towed units are being
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Tom Berg worked his way through college by driving trucks. Since 1978, he’s been writing about trucks and trucking. He holds a Class A commercial driver’s license and drives trucks as part of story research. While semi-retired, Berg still writes about semis as a contributing editor at Land Line.