Dashcam Of I-94 Pileup Goes From Hopeless To Horrifying In Seconds

This dashcam footage from a semi-truck rolling down Michigan's I-94 shows how ominous last week's massive highway pileup looked on a sleet-soaked horizon. The wreck almost appears out of nowhere, and all hell breaks loose almost as soon as the camera truck comes to a stop. » 1/14/15 10:17am 1/14/15 10:17am

You Can't Have Worse Timing Than This Minivan In An Impromptu Land Fill

Cops, firemen, and a haz-mat team in Cherokee County, Georgia spent most of the day cleaning trash off the highway after a semi-truck carrying garbage tipped over. The truck dumped its contents all over the asphalt and one most unfortunately positioned Honda Odyssey. » 9/26/14 10:35am 9/26/14 10:35am

'Platooning:' How Semi-Trucks Are Almost Driving Themselves

Meritor Wabco, Peloton, and Denso are collaborating on a "platooning" system that puts us one step closer to autonomous trucks. Using a radio-based system that can be installed on any big rig in about three hours, trucks can be "tethered" together so that one can effectively control a whole convoy rolling behind it. » 9/14/14 10:00am 9/14/14 10:00am

This Is The 'Olympics' Of Truck Driving

In the dark of the moon on the 6th of June, a whiskey-fueled argument between truckers was escalating. Rubber Duck reckoned he ran his rig better than Big Ben, Ben smashed a bottle over The Duck's head... They both got tossed out the front window but the question remained; how do we figure who's the best trucker on… » 8/21/14 8:47pm 8/21/14 8:47pm

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