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 more… » 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

Why Winter Storms Can Cause Semi-Truck Traffic To Increase

Severe storms make most of us run from the highways and put off even short distance trips to the grocery store, instead choosing to live off of ramen noodles rather than die trying to buy a microwavable burrito. Yet, counter-intuitively, winter storms can correlate with increases in commercial trucking. » 1/09/14 7:45am 1/09/14 7:45am