You know that guy down the street with the rusty old Ford Aerostar on his lawn, that’s stacked to the roof with old magazines or tools or whatever? Apparently U-Haul does that on a corporate scale. When their trucks die, the cargo boxes become storage lockers.
You might’ve heard of Walter Palmer, who is both a dentist from Minnesota and an asshole. Instead of using the $50,000 he had burning a hole in his pocket to do something useful for the world, last month Palmer decided to kill a beloved lion in Zimbabwe named Cecil. Now, in response to global outrage over the slaying,…
Fiat Chrysler USA was just awarded an American patent for “a ramp system for a vehicle storage bed” which appears to be exactly what it sounds like, and would be a hugely helpful feature for folks like me who like to put heavy stuff in trucks but don’t always have friends around to help.
So you heard Mercedes is bringing a smallish utility van to America and found yourself thinking: who cares. I was there too until I put a few miles on a 2016 Mercedes Metris, and experienced genuinely amazing driving dynamics. In a utility wagon that can carry 2,502 pounds.
Toyota will not be building this adorable, durable, compact cargo-mover they call the Urban Utility Concept, but they are promising it's amazing features will make their way into upcoming models. Did you see that the tailgate is a ramp!?
This first forklift here is almost tall enough to put a load in this container, but the whole thing needs to get into the cargo box! The job gets the job done alley-oop style with a little help from a forklift friend. Adorable.
The ubiquitous Ford E-Series van is finally bowing out to the 2015 Ford Transit, synchronizing Ford's van lineup around the world. The new Transit is a great hauler, but don't be fooled by the car-style dashboard, it's a van alright. We know, we autocrossed it (Sort of).
The Boeing C-17A Globemaster III, sometimes referred to affectionately as "The Moose" due to its busy looking wing structure that includes four engines and upturned winglets, remains the mainstay of America's heavy hauling cargo fleet with 223 examples of the type in the USAF's inventory.
Truck bed-cap company A.R.E. is diversifying its lineup of cargo accessories with the "Rod Pod," a plastic tube that holds (you guessed it!) fishing rods. They want $495 for it, and at that price I'll go ahead and spend three hours in Home Depot trying to make my own, thankyouverymuch.
Air drops are a reliable way to get lots material on the ground fast, but it can also be pretty dangerous. The nature of regurgitating thousands of pounds on cargo in seconds can put the dropping aircraft momentarily at the limits of its envelope, and if things don't go as planned there is little time to react.
Three months ago we called the Liberian-flagged cargo ship Rena and its perilously-tilted containers a "disaster frozen in time." Over the weekend the worst maritime disaster in New Zealand's history unfroze when a storm split the ship in two.
Walter Soplata, owner of the secret backyard Ohio warplane collection, died earlier this month at the age of 87. His family has not said what would happen to his cache, but several of his "saves" will fly again.
In a deal of the century conspicuously like the movie Deal Of The Century, someone's selling a $17.5 million cargo-scanning particle accelerator on eBay. The bonus? Seven Lamborghinis for free! Plus, it's guaranteed to "not kill a stowaway." UPDATE!
Volkswagen doesn't sell their cargo vans in the U.S., but these two clever advertisements make us wish they would. When was the last time you saw a brontosaurus in a Sprinter?
With a pickup bed able to fold up into a vertical storage bin, Adam Schacter's CarGo concept is a Piaggio Ape for the 21st century. Like its ultra-stylish Italian predecessor, the battery-powered single-seater's designed for frequent deliveries in dense cities.
Every truck owner has been there: you have an unnecessary amount of
Earl Warren memorabilia random junk in the bed that all needs to be secured down in some way or another. The obvious answer is to bust out that mess of bungee cords and get to work strapping everything down with knots and configurations that would…
Yes, when you bought that hatchback you thought you would have more than enough room to grow, but one marriage and 2.5 kids later the hatch's back no longer has the cushion for all the crap you're pushing in. Don't splurge on the minivan, yet, just invest in a super trendy and cool Rucksack! Think of the Rucksack as a…
Get your mind out of the gutter, you massage-parlor denizens, we're talking about cargo space. Actually, it's the Clever End, and it's the equivalent of roof-mounted storage for the diminutive Smart Fortwo. The Clever End is mounted in place of the Fortwo's rear window, and acts as an aftermarket trunk (sorry, boot).
These are official drawings of the cargo possibilities of VW s new Passat Wagon. In the first, VW shows us the wagon s ability to haul a few tables, two kegs and two large canisters that would be useful in transporting pressurized gas of perhaps an intoxicating nature.