Watch how a traffic accident is cleaned up in this timelapse

When a semi-trailer truck carrying a rig filled with toilet paper crashes into a bridge, what happens? A giant mess. A giant mess that someone has to clean up. This timelapse shows a city clean up crew picking up all the crap, repackaging it for another truck and getting the streets clean so that no one would know… » 4/14/14 10:02pm 4/14/14 10:02pm

This flying drone helicopter truck is a real life transformer

What is this? A flying drone? Eight flying drones? One flying helicopter? A moving room? A truck? It's a little bit of everything. Called the AT Black Knight Transformer, it combines the vertical takeoff and landing of a helicopter with the off-road driving capabilities of a truck. So yes, that means it can fly and… » 1/10/14 9:24pm 1/10/14 9:24pm

These Gorgeous Black And White Photos Turn Truckstops Into Art

Sometimes it feels like the romance of the road is lost at truck stops. Those oases of diesel fuel and stale coffee seem too industrial, too pragmatic to fit into a Kerouac-style vision of road tripping. Photographer Michael Massaia lends some highbrow class to the truck stop with his series Seeing the Black Dog. » 8/10/13 9:10am 8/10/13 9:10am

If a Truck Loaded With Sulfuric Acid Crashes, Does It Melt the Road?

This truck carrying 1,000 gallons of sulfuric acid crashed in Bartow, Florida, spilling its cargo over State Road 60. The driver was burned, people and animals have been evacuated, and a hazardous materials team in on the scene. But my question is: if sulfuric acid drops on a road, would the road melt? » 4/25/12 2:00pm 4/25/12 2:00pm

DARPA's Crusher Drives Itself, Laughs at Your Puny "Traffic"

Picture, if you will, the self-driving Prius that Google invented—quiet, safe, sedate, room for five. Now imagine the exact, polar opposite—a six-wheeled, self-navigating robo-truck built for off-roading and ramming, a .50-cal machine gun on its roof, and room for zero. That's the Crusher. » 3/13/12 11:30am 3/13/12 11:30am