We’ve known for quite some time that Tesla has been working on a big rig truck. It’s a very logical progression from their core automotive business, and an excellent space to develop autonomy and possibly even battery-swapping technology. We’ve had no idea what the thing might look like so far, leading to speculative…
Production on the Model 3 hasn’t even begun, but when you have tweets, tweet them. That’s the mantra Elon Musk ran with today by letting the world know that Tesla’s going to unveil a semi-truck in September, followed by a pickup within the next two years. Take it away, Elon.
Wind has the power to ruin a lot of things. It can ruin your good hair day, it can ruin your umbrella and leave you soaked with cold rainwater, it can ruin your golf shot and it can ruin your... oh, ouch, it can definitely ruin your police car.
As someone who is already terrified of the size and momentum of semi trucks while driving, seeing this video of one getting blown over by nothing but the wind while barreling down the highway isn’t helping my irrational fears.
Police opened fire on a semi-truck in a high speed pursuit near Hammond, Indiana after the truck refused to stop, according to Fox 32. We now cut to footage recorded on the scene from two bros totally losing their minds, dude.
The procedure for offloading a grain truck includes pulling into the elevator, opening the dump gate and hydraulically lifting the bed until empty. It also requires lowering the bed before driving away. The last step is critical, as illustrated here.
Brandon Farmer, 24, of Washington Court House, Ohio acted on a friend's bet and jumped onto the back of semi truck stopped at a light. Ten miles later, he phoned police to rescue him. Alcohol was involved. (Thanks Thomas!) [MSNBC]
The driver of this semi either can't read, didn't see the sign or is a tremendous pedant. His rig does have 22 wheels, after all. [Reddit]
This video hails from Chile and shows, in order, a front-end loader uprighting a rolled a semi, the truck automagically taking off, the cameraman running away like a maniac and the truck crashing down the hill. Bad day. [LiveLeak]
Seeing something like this on the road at three in the morning after a day of driving would certainly make us think twice about following close to anything. [Imgur]
Is the Ford F150 Harley-Davidson Edition too wimpy for you because there aren't enough wheels? Then do we have the truck for you. Grunt 'hi' to the hogarific International Lonestar Harley-Davidson Special Edition.
File this one under #@(*$)*#&%@(*#&! The story here goes that a driver securing his load of timber outside Jackson, TN tossed a cable over his trailer not paying attention to the power lines looming over his rig. Of course, he caught one, sending 7200 volts coursing through the entire affair. The resulting shitstorm…