What Is A Dry Van Trailer? (with pictures)

One of the most popular and most common trailers for freight is a dry van trailer.  Dry van trailers are also known as box trailers. A dry van trailer is fully enclosed and they are used for freight that are nonperishable cargo, because they don’t have a way to control the trailer temperature. Read More

Tractor vs Trailer: What Is The Difference? (with pics)

What is the difference between a tractor and a trailer? A tractor refers to the truck that has the engine. The tractor contains an engine and can operate without being attached to a trailer. The trailer is attached to the tractor and is where the freight is placed. The trailer does not have an engine.   Read More

What Is A CMV? The Answer And More

What is a CMV? CMV means a commercial motor vehicle, and a CMV is a type of vehicle that is used for transporting freight or passengers for compensation and crossing state lines. A CMV isn’t just a big rig. A variety of vehicles could be a CMV, continue reading to find out what they are.  Read More

What Is The CDL Air Brakes Test? (complete guide)

What is the CDL air brakes test? The CDL air brakes test is usually a 25 question multiple choice test that anyone that is going to drive a commercial vehicle with air brakes has to pass. If you are planning on driving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), then you will have to pass the CDL air brakes test, and once you pass the air brakes test the restriction will be removed from your CDL. Read More

What is an 18-Wheeler? (with pictures)

An 18-wheeler is a combination of a semi truck/tractor and the trailer. An 18-wheeler will have a total of 18 rims with wheels on each rim. It has a total of 10 rims/tires on the truck/trailer and 8 rims/tires on the trailer. On the front of the semi (steer axle) there is a wheel on each side of the semi , and eight tires with rims on the back of the semi (drive axles), and then there will be eight tires with rims on the trailer that the semi is connected to, which equals eighteen wheels. Read More