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

Cop Makes Excuses For Speeding & Texting After Vigilante Pulls Him Over

This trucker, with a Guy Fawkes mask strapped to the passenger seat of his Navistar semi-truck, is not about to let police privilege-abuse go down on his watch. Apparently this Illinois state cop blew past time with his face in his phone, so the trucker flagged him down and gave him an earful. » 6/29/14 4:18pm 6/29/14 4:18pm

Oldest Peterbilt Truck On Earth Restored From Parts To Perfection

This 1939 Peterbilt 260 was the first truck Peterbilt ever constructed in entirety, and only fourteen others like were built that year. It spent years languishing in the Arizona desert until Bob Dean, a professional auto restorer with a shop in Louisiana, found it and saw something worth saving. » 6/22/14 12:16pm 6/22/14 12:16pm

Google Car Is A Toy, But Self-Driving Trucks Could Change The World

Semi-truck driving seems like exactly the kind of repetitive, yet awareness-intensive activity that robots were born to bear the burden of. Why bother with a self-driving PowerWheels koala bear when 'bots could be taking the efficiency of ground transport to a whole new level? » 5/28/14 4:06pm 5/28/14 4:06pm