Urban Utility Concept Showcases Toyota's Most Useful Future Features

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!? » 9/10/14 9:57am 9/10/14 9:57am

Forklift Forklifts Another Forklift

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. » 7/17/14 7:01pm 7/17/14 7:01pm

2015 Ford Transit: A Well-Behaved Whale, No Matter How Hard You Push It

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). » 6/16/14 4:31pm 6/16/14 4:31pm

This Video Will Make You Appreciate The Beauty Of The C-17 Globemaster

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. » 5/22/14 1:30pm 5/22/14 1:30pm

Don't Spend $500 Strapping A Plastic Tube To Your Truck

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. » 5/16/14 9:12am 5/16/14 9:12am

No Runway Is Normally Not A Problem Except When It All Falls Apart

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. » 4/13/14 5:04pm 4/13/14 5:04pm

Watch Waves Rip A Stranded Cargo Ship Apart

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. » 1/12/12 3:30pm 1/12/12 3:30pm

Owner Of Ohio Airplane Graveyard Dies

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. » 11/29/10 5:15pm 11/29/10 5:15pm

Buy A Particle Accelerator, Get Seven Free Lamborghinis

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! » 8/31/10 10:00am 8/31/10 10:00am

Volkswagen Cargo Vans Carry Prehistoric Loads

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? » 6/15/09 3:00pm 6/15/09 3:00pm

CarGo: Configurable Urban Delivery Vehicle Concept

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. » 6/11/09 9:30am 6/11/09 9:30am

Truck Bed Cargo Net Secures Your Junk, Sans Bungee Mess

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… » 5/21/08 3:00pm 5/21/08 3:00pm

Rucksack Is A Sack, To Give Your Hatch's Booty Some More Back

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… » 4/02/08 8:30am 4/02/08 8:30am

A Happy Ending for Smart

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). » 9/22/05 1:01pm 9/22/05 1:01pm

Those Dudes in Wolfsburg Can Party

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. » 8/02/05 1:58pm 8/02/05 1:58pm