Truck guards fail to stop fatal wrecks

The guards on tractor-trailers designed to stop the back of a truck full of 20-gallon mayonnaise drums from decapitating you in a rear-end collision are often worthless even in crashes as slow as 35 mph, according to insurance industry tests. » 3/01/11 12:00am 3/01/11 12:00am

VW Semis Are Totally Wicked

Volkswagen in the US has carefully crafted an identity of high-quality cars offering premium features at reasonable prices. You'd never know they also build heavy trucks that are ten kinds of badass. Like this — the VW Constellation. » 4/15/10 8:30am 4/15/10 8:30am

Louisville Trucker Skins Trailer On Low Bridge

On the way home from work in Louisville, KY, reader Aleksey spotted this crinkled up semi truck resting just past the low bridge the driver had used to turn his trailer into a convertible. » 10/21/09 3:30pm 10/21/09 3:30pm

Dutchman Flips Tractor Trailer While Masturbating, Doesn't Stop

A high-on-drugs Dutch trucker en route to Gothenburg, Sweden, was masturbating while driving and lost control, flipping the truck and blocking multiple lanes of traffic. While in the wreckage, he kept masturbating. Under police interrogation, he kept masturbating. That's determination. » 9/24/09 3:30pm 9/24/09 3:30pm

"Rock Bottom" Is Biggest Hot Rod At Autorama

We're not quite sure how to size this 1995 Peterbuilt up as a hot rod. It was fabricated for something call the "Big-Rig Build-Off" and it certainly lives up to it's name "Rock Bottom". How many of those Crosley Davidsons do you thing could fit on that massive deck? No wonder the world chromium supplies are so… » 3/10/08 6:00pm 3/10/08 6:00pm

Be Careful Of Wheelchair-Bound Hitchhikers When Driving Your Semi In…

I'll be traveling through the lovely little southwestern Michigan town of Paw Paw on Saturday, and you can bet I'll be happy I won't be driving a semi-truck. We've heard the town's home to a roving gang of wheelchair-rolling hitchhikers employing a unique brand of thumbing it. They'll just roll right out in front of… » 6/07/07 10:45am 6/07/07 10:45am

The DAF Looked at Jonny: Trans-Europe Express

Ever make the perfect purchase? It doesn't matter whether it costs ten million dollars or six euros, it's something you simply must own, and if it's remotely within your wherewithal to do so, you are helpless to resist. Such was the case with this suction-cupped DAF banner meant for the windshield of a long-haul… » 5/07/07 11:15pm 5/07/07 11:15pm

The House of Peterbilt

Meet Bob Anderson. He's got the second-largest custom-built semi in the country. Who's got the first-largest? No idea. Anyway, Bob's truck is the poop. It's got 43 lights in the bumper alone, suicide doors, and 8-inch exhaust stacks. The inside is basically a small RV — including a 30-inch flatscreen with satellite… » 4/27/06 11:50am 4/27/06 11:50am

Loaded Up and Truckin': Australian Sets Tractor-Trailers Record

Australia in the '00s seems to us, watching from afar, like America in the 1970s. RWD cars, mad hoonage, that peaceful easy feelin', and truckin'. Mad truckin'. Retired semi-driver John Atkinson hitched his Mack prime mover up to 113 loaded trailers and towed the whole train 382 feet. The gross vehicle weight? 2.87… » 3/24/06 2:04pm 3/24/06 2:04pm