Close to a decade ago, hungry for a change, Tracy left a stable but dull office job in the upper Midwest and hit the road. She took a bus to Iowa, where she enrolled in truck driving school. Eight days later, she says, with minimal classwork, bookwork, or driving time, she left with a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)…
You know how disgusting a pound of rotting chicken is? Of course you do. Just picture that revolting stench for a moment, and then multiply it by 37,000. If you want to avoid this nightmare, stay away from the Flying J truck stop west of Missoula, because there's a trailer crammed full of rotting chicken there.
A report sponsored by the US Department of Transportation says semi-truck and busesshould get a lot sleeker and shift their primary propulsion fuel to natural gas by 2018.
A trucker who crashed into three police cars and two trucks, killing an Arizona public safety officer, was on Facebook at the time of the crash, and had used his phone to watch YouTube and look up female escort web pages, porn sites and social networks while driving on other occasions.
You'd think that if you worked more than 80 hours a week and somebody came to you and said, "Hey buddy, I only want you to work 70 hours a week now," you'd be happy as a clam. Unless you were a long-haul trucker. Never satisfied, these guys.
The 75th annual National Truck Driving Championship won't feature a race. There will be no drifting. If you come looking for Peterbuilt wheelies, you won't find them in Minneapolis, where the competition will be held.
American truckers may not get the respect they always deserve, but they're rarely as bold as this Chinese semi driver caught enjoying the breeze from his windshield-free bobtail at 50 mph.
Let me tell you a little about the truck driver you just flipped off because he was passing another truck, and you had to cancel the cruise control and slow down until he completed the pass and moved back over.
A UPS truck was unlucky enough to get caught on a Maryland bridge above the Potomac River Friday during a thunderstorm with 60-mph winds. The driver was lucky enough to avoid the water 135 feet below — by mere inches.
The Lowari Top is a 10,000-ft high pass in northwest Pakistan and the road that crosses it between Chitral and Dir is one of the most dangerous in the world. Despite the danger, trucks are the only way to move goods in this part of the world.
A convoy of extreme truckers conquered snow, 250 traffic lights, and 1,614 service wires to move six gigantic one-million-bottle capacity fermenting vats from a German ship to the Molson Coors Brewery in Toronto. That's a lot of Keystone Light.
A winter storm has trapped more than 300 vehicles on a highway outside Sarnia, Ontario, over the past 24 hours, with 150 people rescued so far, including several airlifted to safety. One trucker caught the scene from his chilly cab.
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.
Ever wondered how atom bombs and fissile material crisscross the United States? They do so in blue trucks called Safeguards Transporters.
Here's a man who was just being frugal and look what it got him, guff from the Chinese Police. Mr. Zhao, a Wuhan City man, was out dutifully delivering vegetables to the Hunan Province when he was involved in a traffic accident. The front end of the truck suffered major damage, but the truck seemed to operate fine. So…
A study in Japan over a period of fourteen months has shown that a system designed to run heating and cooling systems from external power sources when trucks are parked has cut C02 emissions from the vehicles by 97%. Consisting of a cabin-mounted cooler and electric carpets and blankets for heating, the Stop Idling…
What happens when you take Kris Kristofferson, Ali McGraw and Ernest Borgnine, have 'em read from a script based on a novelty hit song sung by an ad man and get Sam Peckinpah to man the director's chair? Convoy, of course! One of the finest examples of the CB radio/big-honking-truck genre that swept the nation in…
Like some kind of law enforcing Super Friends, the combined forces of state, federal, Candian and Mexican authorities (yes, we're also trying not to snicker at the last two) are banding together into one big pseudo-Buford T. Justice. Yup, it's that time of the year again — the 19th International Roadcheck — when…
Smog is not just a problem for L.A. In fact, as many of you probably know, Mexico City has some of the most polluted air in the world. To combat the popular trucks and various forms of el caminos that haven't seen a muffler they liked, a company called Vehizero is manufacturing hybrids in Mexico. The trucks save money…