Researchers Using Blue LED Light to Keep Tired Truckers Awake

Researchers at New York's Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute believe that truckers can put down the caffeine and NoDoze in favor of blue LED light to keep them awake on long rides. Apparently, certain wavelengths of blue LED light can trick the brain into thinking it is daytime—thereby increasing alertness. Possible… » 3/25/08 8:00pm 3/25/08 8:00pm

Most High Tech 18 -Wheeler Ever Almost Puts Optimus Prime to Shame

Navistar's new flagship truck, the LoneStar, is a mobile geek mansion: Monsoon stereo system with 11 speakers, subwoofer and amp, a giant desk with swivel chairs, wooden floors, 42-inch mattress and a bunch of other unnecessary creature and gadget comforts, like Bluetooth. Update: Our greasemonkey brothers at Jalopnik… » 2/08/08 5:00pm 2/08/08 5:00pm

Pit Stop Portable Urinal: 1.25 Gallons Before Stopping

Here s Pit Stop, the portable urinal designed for truckers that's tailor-made for guys and gals with promises to keep. The receiving end is designed to be mounted on the wall of a truck s sleeper cab, while the leakproof container at the other end of the five-foot transfer hose is self-sealing with a quick-disconnect… » 3/22/06 12:27pm 3/22/06 12:27pm