How to Turn Your New Car into an Adventuremobile

I just bought the first car I've owned in 13 years and decided to break it in properly over the weekend. Ingredients for this adventure included: Death Valley, being naked around your friends and a bunch of crusty hippies, hot springs, Unimogs full of twinks, mushrooms and 125 miles of off-roading. » 2/16/15 7:00pm 2/16/15 7:00pm

There's a Working Metal Detector On This Treasure-Hunting Toy Truck

Your return-on-investment for a given toy is easily calculated: it's basically just how long it can keep a child distracted and quiet before they get tired of it. But with Matchbox's new Treasure Truck, there's actually the potential to turn a profit on the toy because hanging off the front is a real working metal… » 2/15/15 11:30am 2/15/15 11:30am

36 Hours of Glaciers and Steam in Iceland

I just visited Iceland for the first time! But, due to airport chaos, I was only there for exactly 36 hours. Here's what I learned from my short trip, camping out on ice and dunking myself in the country's steaming hot springs. » 2/02/15 4:00pm 2/02/15 4:00pm

Cool renders of trucks bending beyond the laws of physics

UK- based designer Chris LaBrooy made this cool series of renders showing colorful trucks bending beyond the laws of physics. He called it Tales of Auto Elasticity and it's inspired by the road trips through the Californian deserts. » 11/21/14 9:49am 11/21/14 9:49am

This Lego Land Rover Discovery 3 is perfection

I'm impressed with Andrej Kuzmin's Land Rover Discovery 3 build on so many fronts. From the super detailed display base to the attention to detail that is paid in the interior space, this build is so good that you have to look twice to make sure that it is Lego and not the real deal. » 10/14/14 2:49pm 10/14/14 2:49pm

Truck shoots out neat smoke rings of fire as its engine explodes

I don't know why this happened (or if the truck somehow stumbled upon some secret Mario Kart item that lets it shoot out fiery smoke rings like a red shell) but it's such a cool effect. The smoke that blows out of the truck's engine forms perfect o rings and then bursts into flames. » 7/28/14 11:38pm 7/28/14 11:38pm

How To Live Out Of Your Truck In The Woods

For much of the year, I live out of my pickup truck in Northern Alberta. I do it for work, but you could live in a truck as a way to explore the world or just save money on rent. Here's how. » 7/24/14 4:20pm 7/24/14 4:20pm

Daimler's Self-Driving Truck Isn't Good for Nervous Highway Drivers

Attention Google: Your self-driving car looks wimpy compared to this self-driving beast-turned-truck. On Thursday, German automaker Daimler demonstrated the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 (that's when it hopes the vehicle will hit the marketplace) to spectators. » 7/05/14 4:30pm 7/05/14 4:30pm

Nevada Roads Could Be Home to Computer-Assisted Trucks By 2015

If driverless cars give you the jitters, how about computer-assisted trucks instead? Because two 18-wheelers in Nevada look set to use automation to make them safer and more efficient—and they could be on the roads as soon as 2015. » 6/03/14 7:56am 6/03/14 7:56am

Trailer truck dwarfed by its massive mining truck cargo

This Utility Truck Can Exterminate a Pothole Every 120 Seconds

Getting crews out to patch roads is sometimes more trouble than its worth. It snarls traffic for hours at a time, costs counties and states hundreds of thousands of dollars annually, and typically only fixes the problem for a short time. But this gravel-blasting utility truck aims to make the permanent patch process… » 4/23/14 11:40am 4/23/14 11:40am

This Futuristic Truck Was Actually Designed By Walmart

With 7,000 tractor trailers currently in its fleet, it makes sense that Walmart would have a vested interest in designing more efficient delivery vehicles. The company's new ultra-aerodynamic Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience—or WAVE—concept is lighter and more fuel efficient than other trucks on the market, and can… » 3/04/14 10:00am 3/04/14 10:00am

The World's Fastest Jet-Truck Rockets Through a Sub-:07 Quarter Mile

How do you move three tons of Peterbuilt tractor-trailer more than 1300 feet in less time than it takes to read this sentence? By strapping on a trio of jet engines, obviously. » 2/18/14 11:50am 2/18/14 11:50am

It's a Perfect Day For a Snow-Conquering SuperTruck Monster

As snow continues to clutter up the Eastern Seaboard, you'd be hard-pressed not to long for a ride in RaptorTRAX. It is, gently put, an unstoppable snow-chewing behemoth. » 1/21/14 1:18pm 1/21/14 1:18pm

Crazy video: Heavy military trucks being dropped from a plane

"Some heavy big trucks being dropped from a military plane in the middle of the night," says the YouTube description, "huge machines, being launched at incredible speed!" Indeed. I love the faces of those soldiers waiting to jump after the trucks: » 12/16/13 2:16am 12/16/13 2:16am

Car avoids getting crushed by a semi-trailer that was tipping over

Some days you get incredibly lucky. This guy who managed to record a video of a semi-trailer truck almost tipping over and crushing his car just had one of those days. The road was wet, the winds were strong and the truck was about to lose control and fall over. You don't want any of that when you're driving next to… » 12/06/13 10:27pm 12/06/13 10:27pm

These Autonomous Dump Trucks Let Mines Operate Around the Clock

As the pace of robotic integration into the modern workforce continues to increase, automatons are finding their way into an ever wider variety of industries. Already making an impact in the agricultural sector, automatons are now poised to perform the task of driving massive, house-sized mining trucks—a job once held… » 11/13/13 12:00pm 11/13/13 12:00pm

7 Repurposed Military Vehicles Hiding Out in Civilian Life

It's no mystery that technology developed to fight wars comes in handy during peacetime. From duct tape to the internet, some of the most important pieces of modern technology were developed by the military. Badass vehicles are no exception. » 11/13/13 9:20am 11/13/13 9:20am

The World's Biggest Dump Truck Can Haul a Staggering 500 Tons

What looks like a small apartment complex is actually the biggest vehicle man has ever dared to put on eight wheels. Designed and built by a Belarusian company called BelAZ, the 75710 (come on, you couldn't have thrown the word mega in there?) itself weighs almost 900 tons, and can haul close to 500 tons of mined rock. » 10/03/13 4:21pm 10/03/13 4:21pm

Seaweed-Sucking Truck to Clean Spain's Hottest Beaches

Keeping Alicante's miles of shoreline pristine for the multitudes of beachgoers that congregate to the Mediterranean city every year is no small feat—what with all the seaweed that washes up there. Problem is, the city's existing seaweed mitigation techniques end up eroding the beaches they're meant to clean. This… » 5/08/13 11:30am 5/08/13 11:30am