The former Technical Lead of Google’s autonomous car division, Anthony Levandowski, introduced “Otto” to the world yesterday. It’s a startup with the objective of making the world a better place by making big trucks drive themselves.
Is there any greater glory for a mid-sized pickup truck than coming to the rescue of a full-grown big rig?
Carlisle River, Victoria, Australia: A commercial truck driver stopped to render assistance to a woman who’d damaged her car running over what looks like a downed tree trunk. While they’re chatting, another big rig comes barreling down on them and manages to hit the tree with every wheel.
In another episode of truck versus train: not only does the train win again, it accidentally hauls the big rig a quarter mile down the tracks before grinding to a stop.
This is what “nailed it” looks like.
With 2,000 lb-ft of torque comes great responsibility. Would you use it for good, evil, or just turning fuel and tires into noise?
We are all familiar with the oo rah Smokey and the Bandit culture of American trucking. But what’s going on in Europe? This Irish music video gives you a taste.
CBS Dallas is following a stolen semi-truck that’s running across Texas with police in pursuit. Steam live from their helicopter’s view right here!
Not sure if the guy driving this Scania semi-truck simply didn’t see these railroad crossing lights or if he fancied himself some kind of badass, but I think this sensational collision settles the “train versus truck” debate with some finality.
It looks like His Majesty Ibrahim Ismail Sultan of Johor is One Of Us (ONE OF US). If it’s got wheels or an engine he’s into it, and he’s just set a new Mack Trucks record for “most expensive rig” they’ve made for anybody, drenched in an epic paint job of Malaysian patriotism.
When Ryder turned this Volvo big rig into an enormous remote-control vehicle, I thought they were gonna give us an autonomous trucking demo. Nope, it’s something way more fun to watch!
There’s a magical place where grown men still play with Tonka toys. That’s Myan Spaccarelli’s ranch; with a barn full of tools, endless acres to screw around on, and life-size versions of your favorite childhood sandbox trucks. Next week we’ll show you around ‘em all, but let’s check out the biggest right now!
Republican senators want to lower the legal age for driving a full-sized semi-truck across state lines from 21 to 18. This isn’t the first time the idea’s come up, but the trucking industry is apparently more desperate than ever to put butts in trucks.
A semi-truck carrying 408 beehives, which were home to about 50,000 bees a piece tipped over on an Idaho highway yesterday. Cops say they caught up with the driver who “took off running” and who the heck could blame him!?
I have a really hard time getting excited over GTA V stunts, because, who cares it didn’t really happen. But I’ve watched this big rig jump, roll, and re-connect to its trailer like ten times already because it’s actually really freaking neat.
This pedestrian was minding his own business, making his way up the sidewalk when a big rig hauling beverage cans took a turn too hard and hurled its contents at him. The quick-thinking fellow found refuge in a nook... and proceeded to start cleaning up the street soon as the spray settled.
Freightliner just unleashed the first real, road-legal autonomous big rig on the roads of Nevada. Here’s what that actually means and why it really matters.
The Freightliner “Inspiration Truck” will be the first autonomous commercial truck to drive on American roads. Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and Daimler Chairman Wolfgang Bernhard just bolted on its Autonomous Vehicle license plate to prove it’s the real deal, and it’s already been spotted in action.
After five years and $115 million of development, the Freightliner SuperTruck is Daimler's answer to a lofty challenge set by the Department Of Energy: "improve semi-truck fuel economy by at least 50 percent." This concept blows that benchmark out of the water.
Last summer we accepted an invitation (challenge?) to drive somebody's privately owned big rig around New Jersey. Turns out there's a reason you're meant to spend six weeks at trucker school before being unleashed on the public in one of these monsters... it's harder than it looks.