“Dekotora” is Japanese for turning a truck into some freaky confluence of medieval knight and Las Vegas slot machine. But this tribute video is like an acid trip, action movie montage and 1980's sex scene rolled into three and a half minutes of glory.
With 2,000 lb-ft of torque comes great responsibility. Would you use it for good, evil, or just turning fuel and tires into noise?
We are all familiar with the oo rah Smokey and the Bandit culture of American trucking. But what’s going on in Europe? This Irish music video gives you a taste.
Not sure if the guy driving this Scania semi-truck simply didn’t see these railroad crossing lights or if he fancied himself some kind of badass, but I think this sensational collision settles the “train versus truck” debate with some finality.
It looks like His Majesty Ibrahim Ismail Sultan of Johor is One Of Us (ONE OF US). If it’s got wheels or an engine he’s into it, and he’s just set a new Mack Trucks record for “most expensive rig” they’ve made for anybody, drenched in an epic paint job of Malaysian patriotism.
There’s a magical place where grown men still play with Tonka toys. That’s Myan Spaccarelli’s ranch; with a barn full of tools, endless acres to screw around on, and life-size versions of your favorite childhood sandbox trucks. Next week we’ll show you around ‘em all, but let’s check out the biggest right now!
Republican senators want to lower the legal age for driving a full-sized semi-truck across state lines from 21 to 18. This isn’t the first time the idea’s come up, but the trucking industry is apparently more desperate than ever to put butts in trucks.
A semi-truck carrying 408 beehives, which were home to about 50,000 bees a piece tipped over on an Idaho highway yesterday. Cops say they caught up with the driver who “took off running” and who the heck could blame him!?
I have a really hard time getting excited over GTA V stunts, because, who cares it didn’t really happen. But I’ve watched this big rig jump, roll, and re-connect to its trailer like ten times already because it’s actually really freaking neat.
This pedestrian was minding his own business, making his way up the sidewalk when a big rig hauling beverage cans took a turn too hard and hurled its contents at him. The quick-thinking fellow found refuge in a nook... and proceeded to start cleaning up the street soon as the spray settled.
Freightliner just unleashed the first real, road-legal autonomous big rig on the roads of Nevada. Here’s what that actually means and why it really matters.
The Freightliner “Inspiration Truck” will be the first autonomous commercial truck to drive on American roads. Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and Daimler Chairman Wolfgang Bernhard just bolted on its Autonomous Vehicle license plate to prove it’s the real deal, and it’s already been spotted in action.
After five years and $115 million of development, the Freightliner SuperTruck is Daimler's answer to a lofty challenge set by the Department Of Energy: "improve semi-truck fuel economy by at least 50 percent." This concept blows that benchmark out of the water.
"What the FUCK," he says to himself, realizing two big rigs are about to collide right in front of his eyes.
If you've never seen a big rig blow a tire at speed, you're in for a treat: it's even more exciting at night!
Thank gosh for ground clearance: this hapless bicyclist got knocked right on his face by a 14-wheeled cargo truck, which then ran him over in the middle of a Ningbo City intersection as captured by surveillance cameras.
"Huh, that is a neat idea" you'll say when you watch this if you've ever perilously shoveled off the slippery top of a semi-truck by hand, or driven behind one that just dumped the fluffy white stuff onto the highway instead.
The state of Tennessee has finally done what anyone who's driven on the Tail of The Dragon assumed was common sense: banned big rigs from the road.
Meritor Wabco, Peloton, and Denso are collaborating on a "platooning" system that puts us one step closer to autonomous trucks. Using a radio-based system that can be installed on any big rig in about three hours, trucks can be "tethered" together so that one can effectively control a whole convoy rolling behind it.
Believe it or not, the economy seems to be on its way back up. That means people are buying more things that need to be shipped here and there. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that it will mean a 20 percent growth in the demand for truckers over the next eight years.