Have you ever noticed the height warnings on the freeway and wondered, what do trucks do if they’re cruising along and don’t meet that requirement? Well, here’s your answer. And it isn’t pretty.
We’ve all done it at least once in our lives. We’ve looked at a road sign and gone, “pfft, yeah right”, and gone right on our merry way. You might have gotten lucky with your extra-miles-per-hour-above-the-speed-limit shenanigans—but watch what happens when hubris gets the best of us.
Last month, videos of an 18-wheeler casually pushing a car down the interstate in San Antonio popped up on Facebook. The truck driver said he didn’t realize there was a car at first, but it’s hard to miss the lawsuit that came afterward: The driver of the Mercedes is now suing for more than $1 million.
Like a high-stakes version of a person with food in their teeth but nobody’s said anything yet, an 18-wheeler driver told police recently that he didn’t notice a car skidding along on the front of his truck as he pushed it down a San Antonio highway. The driver of the car had minor injuries, according to reports.
Those massive triple-truck road trains that dominate our highways baffle me. “What type of person would subject themselves to that kind of terror?” I’ve asked myself. While stuck in snarled traffic Monday, I approached one trucker in the middle of an interstate to find out.
Toyota is one of the few automakers actively pushing hydrogen fuel cell technology into the mainstream. Already, it’s said that it wants to bring the costs of FCVs down by 2025, thus making them more accessible to more people. Meanwhile, its new hydrogen fuel cell truck prototype now has an increased range of 300…
Today’s car companies are absolutely gigantic corporate overlords, so it’s interesting when two of the very biggest hit on a problem they feel they don’t have the money to do alone. As such, VW and Toyota are partnering up to develop self-driving trucks.
Spotted, Wednesday on Highway 99 in Fresno, California: a man holding onto a tractor-trailer, cruising down the road. This is illegal, of course.
If you like doing things in your life like eating food and owning objects, then chances are really, really good that you owe trucks a big thank you. Trucks very literally make our economy and modern lives possible, so we were happy to get a chance, thanks to our pals at Volvo Trucks, to really spend some quality…
While plebeian workaday cars can be transported on an open trailer exposed to the elements, high end automobiles have to be cosseted in an enclosed climate-controlled hauler to keep them safe from the prying eyes of Joe Q. Public. In the case of this particular haul, these cars were exposed to much more than wind and…
One of the most memorable scenes of the Fast and the Furious movies involves a Honda Civic barely passing under a semi trailer. It’s an incredible stunt even for a movie, and extremely dangerous to attempt in real life. Yet motorcycle vlogger Hammy Moto recreated this scene with his body when he fell from his bike and…
The Tesla Model X is an impressive performance machine, one day embarrassing cars at the drag strip and the next helping to pull giant trucks trapped on just the slightest snowy incline.
A tractor-trailer hauling Vodka tipped over on a highway exit ramp just off of I-95 in northeast Philadelphia right before rush hour Thursday Morning. Workers needed to close the busy ramp for hours while clearing the wreckage, Philly.com reports. It’s unknown what cause the accident though conditions around the crash…
It’s another gorgeous day near Hallingdal, Norway and you’re just trucking along in your big red rig. It’s the middle of the afternoon, and you’re making your way toward your final delivery for the day, thinking that it would be nice to get home to enjoy a sensible meal, and then OH MY GOD DON’T HIT THAT KID!
Around 5:30 a.m. this morning, a police officer noticed a stopped 18-wheeler on the boardwalk in Ventnor City, New Jersey, later learning that it had traveled over two-and-a-half miles on the boardwalk. The truck’s driver had “zero explanation” as to why, Ventnor City Police Chief Douglas H. Biagi told PhillyVoice.
Nearly 40 years after Jayne Mansfield got her top taken off crashing into the back of a tractor trailer, the feds have required semis to have underride guards at the rear. What’s not required are underride guards on the sides. This video might convince you that this should change.
At first this simply looks like another big rig lumbering up to a refuel stop. There’s no fire and no excessive speed that we can see. So why did one of these truck tires turn into a bomb? Because Russia, probably.
Six months ago the Nikola Motor Company came out of nowhere and announced it was going to put the first electric-powered big rig on American roads. We’ve been skeptical, but Nikola just revealed a full-sized model that apparently works, and more importantly a plan to build and sell it at scale.
Well this is a new one.