Freightliner SuperTruck More Than Doubles The Average Big Rig's MPG

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. » 3/29/15 1:24pm Sunday 1:24pm

Watch This Truck Turn A Highway Into The Fireworks Show From Hell

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! » 1/26/15 3:33pm 1/26/15 3:33pm

This Guy Was Astoundingly Unfazed After Being Run Over By A Big Rig

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. » 12/26/14 3:30pm 12/26/14 3:30pm

This Giant Guillotine Is Actually For Clearing Snow Off Big Trucks

"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. » 12/15/14 6:06pm 12/15/14 6:06pm

Big Rigs Banned From Tennessee's Tail Of The Dragon

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. » 12/05/14 4:05pm 12/05/14 4:05pm

'Platooning:' How Semi-Trucks Are Almost Driving Themselves

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. » 9/14/14 10:00am 9/14/14 10:00am

There Are 200,000 Trucker Jobs That No One Wants To Fill

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. » 7/25/12 3:00pm 7/25/12 3:00pm

Watch a surprisingly close drag race between a Ferrari and a Swedish…

A drag race between a Ferrari 360 Spider and a Volvo big rig sounds pretty one sided, but this isn't just any big rig. The "Mean Green" was built by Volvo and features a twin turbo 16 liter engine good for 1900hp as well as a 200hp electric motor. The company created the truck to be the world's fastest hybrid truck… » 9/11/11 2:00pm 9/11/11 2:00pm

What you don't know about the truck driver you just flipped off

Let me tell you a little about the truck driver you just flipped off because he was passing another truck, and you had to cancel the cruise control and slow down until he completed the pass and moved back over. » 8/04/11 10:30am 8/04/11 10:30am

The Kenworth Pickup That Nearly Died Of Neglect

Our recent exploration of converting pickups into semis and vice versa led us to ask one reader for his recollections of this: Kenworth's factory-built pickup, which was nearly destroyed in a feud. » 11/19/10 1:00pm 11/19/10 1:00pm

TeleType GPS Navigation Unit Caters To Truckers, Hazmat Drivers

See, Garmin, now this is a reason to release new GPS navigation units and not because you are increasing the screen size by half an inch. The WorldNav 3300 GPS navigation systems from TeleType cater specifically to drivers of hazardous materials and truckers. You know how some roads don't want your uranium or toxic… » 3/12/08 10:20am 3/12/08 10:20am