'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. » 9/12/14 5:31pm 9/12/14 5:31pm

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 2:00pm 8/21/14 2:00pm

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 4:54pm 7/07/14 4:54pm