BMW Factory's New Fully-Electric Shop Truck Can Haul 36 Tons, Slowly

The BMW Group Plant in Munich, Germany will start using a Terberg Type YT202-EV to make daily trips to their nearby shipping hub, cutting 11.8 tons of annual carbon output. They say that's the equivalent of a BMW 320d "driving almost three times around the world." » 3/23/15 4:47pm 3/23/15 4:47pm

Ford Turned The 2016 F-750 Into A Gigantic Tonka Toy Because Awesome

Remember how much fun it was to pave anthills and bury your sister's Barbie Jeep with that sweet yellow dump truck you had in the sandbox? Well if you could get your hands on this 2016 Ford F-750 you could do it all over again... with 17,000 pounds of sand! » 3/04/15 4:11pm 3/04/15 4:11pm

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

Four-Year-Old Fulfills His Dream 'To Be A UPS Man' And It's Adorable

UPS has declared open defiance of child-labor laws; allowing four-year-old Carson Kight to deliver packages in a pint-size brown box truck. The kid was elated, and you can't watch his "Day As A Delivery Driver" without cracking a smile. » 12/05/14 12:25pm 12/05/14 12:25pm

'500 Crashes In 24 Hours' Blamed On Sexy Distracting Billboard Trucks

"I was on my way to a business meeting when I saw this truck with a huge photo of breasts on its side go by," one motorist recounted, while (probably) staring thoughtfully into the distance before getting back to arguing with his insurance agent yesterday. » 10/16/14 11:57am 10/16/14 11:57am

Crash Testing For Trucks Is Way More Hardcore Than You Thought

We've seen plenty of front, side, and even rollover simulations performed on vehicles to suss out how they'd fare in a crash. But I can't remember ever seeing something get its ass kicked as hard as this Volvo dump truck that gets shoved off a pedestal and down a cliff. » 8/20/14 10:29am 8/20/14 10:29am

'I Don't Own A Map:' The Epic Tale Of One Terribly Confused Trucker

Last night, a completely unsolicited email came in from a reader who "works at a big commercial trucking company" and wanted to share a particularly ridiculous trucker mishap story. "Did I want to share it with the readers?" Of course! » 8/15/14 2:37pm 8/15/14 2:37pm

'Autonomous Driving Long-Distance Trucks Will Be A Reality In Ten Years'

Last week Mercedes-Benz demonstrated the "Future Truck 2025;" one of their Actros 1845 commercial rigs with 12-speeds, 1,600 lb-ft of torque, and a full suite of self-driving tech they call the Highway Pilot. They say we'll be not-driving it in a decade. » 7/11/14 5:14pm 7/11/14 5:14pm

This City-Sized Gas Plant Has The Next Big Idea To Save The Planet

Nine billion tons of things you buy get to your hands via trucks. Most structures are put up by cranes and bulldozers. All those vehicles run on diesel, and at the Pearl Plant in Qatar, Shell is cooking up an alternative fuel that could drop directly in those engines, making them immediately more efficient and moreā€¦ » 7/07/14 4:58pm 7/07/14 4:58pm

Shortage Of Truckers Could Make Pretty Much Everything More Expensive

Many trucking companies cut staff in the height of the recession a few years ago. Now that business is picking back up, they're finding themselves hard-pressed for drivers. The drivers who are left are charging more, and now folks who need to ship things are bitchin' about it. » 7/02/14 4:51pm 7/02/14 4:51pm

'Thousands Of Lobsters' Blow Up When Cargo Truck Slams Into Bridge

A truck carrying 7,000 pounds of lobsters from Maine to Massachusetts cooked its cargo when it collided with a bridge, blowing up the refrigeration unit and tearing the top off the cargo box. No humans were hurt, but the lobsters had to be "disposed of" by Westwood police. » 7/01/14 8:10pm 7/01/14 8:10pm

Power Stroke Vs. Cummins Rivalry Is Stepping Up To Even Bigger Trucks

Ford and Navistar had been collaborating since 2001. Nav had the factory, Ford had the money, and they each got their own brand of medium-duty commercial trucks out of the deal. But Ford's broken off to go proprietary, and just like that former friends become rivals. » 5/19/14 9:24pm 5/19/14 9:24pm

Is The Story Of ERF Trucks A Sad Allegory For Civilization?

A man runs with a great idea. That becomes obsolete, so he adapts and succeeds with another great idea. But then that man dies and everything he built is picked over and finally left for dead. This is the story of ERF trucks. Is this what's happening to our planet? » 4/22/14 9:20pm 4/22/14 9:20pm

Trucker Stole $6 Million In Nine-Year Long Con

A trucker from New Jersey is being held on $250,000 bail after investigators figured out he pocked some $6 million from the New England Motor Freight company. He used the cash to buy a Mercedes, rent a Jersey Shore house, and hire a personal trainer. » 4/01/14 7:26pm 4/01/14 7:26pm

Ford Bringing Commercial Truck Production Back To America

Ford is moving production of its F-65o and F-750 commercial trucks from Mexico to the United States when production commences on the bodystyle, slated for early 2015. Truck yeah, 'Murica! » 3/07/14 2:54pm 3/07/14 2:54pm

Concrete-Carrying Truck Accidentally Dumps Load In Road

A semi-truck spiked a few commuters mornings when it dumped a five-ton slab of concrete onto a divided highway in Virginia at around 5 AM today. Looks like somebody better re-assess their ratchet-strapping skills. » 3/05/14 10:55am 3/05/14 10:55am

Your City's Finest Truck Graffiti

New York City has given me a whole new appreciation for the talent some graffiti artists choose to bestow on the blank panels of box truck flatness. Who else has seen some excellent illicit truck art? » 2/28/14 1:37pm 2/28/14 1:37pm

President Obama On The Future Of Commercial Trucks In America

President Barack Obama delivered an address today at a Safeway grocery distribution center in Upper Marlborough, Maryland describing what he wants from future commercial trucks. » 2/18/14 3:52pm 2/18/14 3:52pm

Calamity Ensues When Dude Steals Semi Cab, Tows Another With 'Rope'

I can't decide what the worst part of this guy's plan was- stealing a commercial cab, or lashing another one behind it with a rope and heading down the highway. None of that went well. » 2/17/14 12:30pm 2/17/14 12:30pm

Blinged Out Big Rigs And The Women Who Love Them

It can be hard to put women next to vehicles without creating an association of objectification, but the models in Roger K. Snider's ball-gown glamor semi truck calendars seem pretty proud to be part of the project. » 1/31/14 12:07pm 1/31/14 12:07pm