The former Technical Lead of Google’s autonomous car division, Anthony Levandowski, introduced “Otto” to the world yesterday. It’s a startup with the objective of making the world a better place by making big trucks drive themselves.
Starting this summer, Lego Technic will be selling the Mercedes Arocs 3245 construction truck as a buildable model. A beautiful, complex, technically advanced model. In fact from here looks better-engineered than the last three real trucks I’ve actually owned.
Republican senators want to lower the legal age for driving a full-sized semi-truck across state lines from 21 to 18. This isn’t the first time the idea’s come up, but the trucking industry is apparently more desperate than ever to put butts in trucks.
A semi-truck carrying 408 beehives, which were home to about 50,000 bees a piece tipped over on an Idaho highway yesterday. Cops say they caught up with the driver who “took off running” and who the heck could blame him!?
Russian industrial outfit the GAZ Group would like you to meet the Ural Next line of heavy duty work rigs, about to hit the trail with a fierce hankering for trees and Unimogs.
Freightliner just unleashed the first real, road-legal autonomous big rig on the roads of Nevada. Here’s what that actually means and why it really matters.
The 2016 Ford F-650 and F-750 super-big work truck (actual classification: “medium duty”) lineup has been locked in, and I’ve been playing with the configurator making ultimate work machines all day. How would you set yours up?
If you boiled down the idea of a pickup truck to its most minimalistic incarnation, you’d have this.
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."
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!
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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!
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.
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…
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.
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.