A family in Michigan called 911 yesterday morning to relay about as horrifying a winter driving situation as I can imagine. They were trapped in their minivan, stuck onto the bumper of a semi truck that didn't know they were there.
What if you've just taken delivery of a Ford Cargo — can you get it sideways?
We have seen all manner of glorious, massive, flaming burnouts from cars, but can they really top the bottomless burnout power of a drag racing semi?
Let's say you're on the road in a blizzard with next to no visibility. What should you do?
For the second time in less than a week, a truck carrying thousands of pounds of cranberries cracked open on a Wisconsin highway. The spill covered half a mile. This cranberry menace is getting out of control.
What happens when a truck carrying 40 tons of sand loses control and crashes through an interstate barrier? As frightening as you might think, based on a dashcam from a nearby car. Surprisingly, no one was injured. (Thanks James!) [CP24.com]
Ever wanted to drive a big rig, but just couldn't find the time for trucker school? A Tennessee man will answer your prayers for a starting price of $13,000 with kits that convert old Detroit pickups into mini-semis.
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]
Dutch scientists have demonstrated how this aero tail, attached to the backside of tractor trailers, reduces fuel consumption by 7.5%. The device folds back to allow for loading and unloading, but it'd probably get bashed anyways. [ScienceDaily]
Ever since James Bond showed off the rotating plates on his Aston Martin, people have been inspired to rig up their own devices to conceal their vehicle's identity. Recently, a trucker was nearly caught using such a device to avoid paying tolls. The trick plate was mounted on a hinge and connected to a cable which ran…