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  • A self-driving truck delivered butter from California to Pennsylvania in three days

    12/11/2019 3:44:21 PM PST · by Drango · 133 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | December 10, 2019 | LEVI SUMAGAYSAY
    A Silicon Valley startup has completed what appears to be the first commercial freight cross-country trip by an autonomous truck, which finished a 2,800-mile-run from Tulare, California to Quakertown, Pennsylvania for Land O’Lakes in under three days. The trip was smooth like butter, 40,000 pounds of it. Plus.ai, a 3-year-old company in Cupertino, announced the milestone Tuesday. A safety driver was aboard the autonomous semi, ready to take the wheel if needed, along with a safety engineer who observed how things were going. “We wanted to demonstrate the safety, reliability and maturity of our overall system,” said Shawn Kerrigan, co-founder...
  • Nikola Corporation To Unveil Game-Changing Battery Cell Technology At Nikola World 2020

    11/27/2019 11:25:16 AM PST · by Red Badger · 76 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | Nov 19, 2019, 09:01 ET | News provided by Nikola Corporation
    - Technology encompasses world's first free-standing/self-supported electrode with a cathode that has 4x the energy density of lithium-ion - Achieves 2,000 cycles - Cell technology expected to cost 50% less to produce than lithium-ion - Could drive down the cost of hydrogen and double the range of battery-electric vehicles worldwide - Nikola will share intellectual property with OEMs around the world that contribute ======================================================================================= PHOENIX, Nov. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Nikola Corporation is excited to announce details of its new battery that has a record energy density of 1,100 watt-hours per kg on the material level and 500 watt-hours per...
  • Tesla Cybertruck

    11/21/2019 9:03:37 PM PST · by ctdonath2 · 99 replies
    Tesla ^ | 11/21/19 | Elon Musk
  • Police Identify 39 U.K. Truck Victims as Chinese Nationals

    10/24/2019 8:26:19 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    ktla ^ | 10/24/2019
    British police have said that all 39 people who were found dead in a truck in a UK industrial park on Wednesday were Chinese nationals. Their cause of death has yet to be established, the police added, as they “must undergo a full coroner’s process … before we move on to attempting to identify each individual within the trailer. This will be a substantial operation and, at this stage, we cannot estimate how long these procedures will take.” On Wednesday, 25-year-old Northern Irish truck driver, Morris Robinson, was arrested on suspicion of murder after a truck, originating from Northern Ireland,...
  • https://www.france24.com/en/20191008-stolen-truck-slams-cars-germany-injuring-several-people

    10/08/2019 1:07:32 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies
    France 24 ^ | October 07 2019
    A stolen truck ploughed into cars in the centre of the German city of Limburg on Monday leaving several people injured, police said, adding that the driver had been detained. "Based on what we have learned and several witness accounts, the man seized control of the truck at about 5:20 pm (1520 GMT)," police said in a statement. Soon after, the truck slammed into cars waiting at a stoplight near the main railway station of Limburg in Hesse state, "crushing them together". "Several people are being treated in hospital" and the driver, who is in custody, was slightly injured, police...
  • Meet the N.S. man who has owned the same truck for 70 years

    07/09/2019 10:31:50 AM PDT · by mkleesma · 31 replies
    CBC News ^ | 06/09/19 | Laura Fraser
    At 87, Randall Pitman is driving a truck that's older than he is. But much like its owner, Pitman's beloved 1927 Ford Model T still has a lot of mileage left in it. This weekend, the pair will cover more than 600 kilometres winding from Pitman's South Ohio, N.S., home to a vintage truck show in Crapaud, P.E.I., that's expected to draw hundreds of vehicles and their admirers. This time, the truck will travel on a flatbed, but Pitman has driven it that far in years past. While he could find replacement parts and fix the antique himself if it...
  • Maryland man inspired by Islamic State attack plotted to drive truck into...pedestrians

    04/08/2019 7:52:17 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 42 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 04.08.19
    A Maryland man inspired by the Islamic State group plotted to ram a stolen U-Haul truck into as many pedestrians as possible at a popular convention and tourist destination just outside the nation's capital, federal prosecutors said Monday. The allegation was made in a court filing as prosecutors in Maryland urged a judge to keep the defendant, 28-year-old Rondell Henry, detained on a charge of driving a stolen vehicle across state lines. The police arrested him on March 28 after officers who discovered the stolen truck saw him leap over a security fence. The government's six-page detention motion describes Henry...
  • GRAPHIC VIDEO: Homeless man shoves stranger in front of oncoming truck

    12/07/2018 3:46:55 AM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Fox 19 ^ | 12/06/18
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA/CNN) – A transient man is in custody after video shows him pushing a stranger into oncoming traffic. The crime occurred in Downtown Los Angeles' Jewelry District. Police said the man seen in a lime green jacket is a transient that frequents the area. He’s sitting in front of a restaurant around 10 a.m. when the victim, believed to be in his 60s, walks by. Unprovoked, he shoves him into oncoming traffic. The victim is hit by a box truck and ends up under its tire.
  • Ford is working on a teeny tiny pickup truck, report says

    08/15/2018 4:12:35 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 102 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 30, 2018 | Gary Gastelu
    Ford’s next pickup may be a car. The automaker, which plans to eliminate all of its four-door car models in the U.S. in favor of a mostly SUV and truck lineup, will introduce Focus-based compact pickup in 2020, Automobile reports.
  • Help with tires

    08/07/2018 3:14:53 PM PDT · by taxcontrol · 59 replies
    None ^ | 8/7/2018 | Self
    Looking to replace my truck's tires. Background I inherited my truck from by brother-in-law who lifted a GMC Sierra 2500 HD. Tires that are currently equipped are 325-65-18. To replace the 4 tires, I am looking at about $1,400 out the door. Truck is now mostly city with the occational trail driving, no real off road. So I am happy with all terrain / mud and snow but narrower than 325. -IF- I can keep the cost of the replacement rims and tires below $300 combined ... I figure I would come out ahead.
  • Video: Man Takes Truck On Destructive Joyride — Through Walmart

    06/30/2018 6:00:09 PM PDT · by BBell · 47 replies
    SAN ANGELO, TX (CBSDFW.COM) — During the early morning hours of June 28, 2018, San Angelo Police officers were dispatched to a crash at a south San Angelo Walmart after a driver crashed into the building and drove into the store. “A 19-year-old Eldorado man is facing multiple Felony charges after he used his truck to drive through the Walmart Supercenter located at 5501 Sherwood Way in San Angelo,” said San Angelo Police in a report early Thursday. Surveillance video shows the truck – allegedly being driven by Caleb Wilson – crashing through glass front doors of the store then...
  • Congress mulls lowering age requirement for truck drivers to prevent national shortage

    06/03/2018 11:07:54 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 76 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 31, 2018 | Terace Garnier
    When Juwan Mack turned 21, one of the first things he did was carry out his dream. The South Carolina resident applied for, and received, his trucking license. “I remember as a kid always being at my grandma’s house. Her house was right next to a main highway,” Mack said. “So, I remember being on the side of the road and a truck would come by and I would pull my hand down for them to beep the horn…childhood dreams.” But Mack, now a truck driver for CCC Transportation, had to wait years for that dream to become a reality,...
  • Life sentence for truck driver who smuggled immigrants in overheated tractor-trailer....

    04/20/2018 10:50:50 PM PDT · by caww · 50 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 3/20/2018 | Anna Giaritelli
    A 61-year-old Louisville, Ky., man was sentenced Friday to life in federal prison for transporting dozens of illegal immigrants in a scorching hot tractor-trailer, after which 10 people were found dead inside the truck last July, according to the Justice Department. U.S. District Judge David A. Ezra of San Antonio sentenced James Matthew Bradley, Jr. to life in prison without parole, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Friday afternoon. Bradley had faced the death penalty. Shortly after midnight on July 23, San Antonio police responded to a call from the Walmart on Interstate 35 and found the tractor-trailer behind the store....
  • Man, Who Launched 'Suicide Attack On California Air Force Base' NOT A Terrorist Say Authorities

    03/24/2018 1:09:49 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 59 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03/24/18 | Marlene Lenthang and Jessica Finn
    Hafiz Kazi, 51, breached the gates of Travis Air Force Base in California and set himself and his car on fire on Wednesday His minivan was packed with five propane tanks, three gallon-size gasoline cans and several cigarette lighters He was found so badly charred he had to be identified by his fingertips FBI said Friday the attack is not considered an act of terror Kazi left no explanation for the attack The man who drove into a Northern California Air Force base and set himself and his car on fire has been identified and FBI reveal he is not...
  • TWITTER: Hilarious narrated video of guy trying to break into a truck with mop handle

    02/01/2018 10:37:06 PM PST · by doug from upland · 17 replies
    KIRO radio ^ | 2-1-18
    https://twitter.com/KIRORadio/status/959178992661221378 The narration makes it one of the funniest things I've seen in quite awhile.
  • Man ticketed for jaywalking after getting hit by truck

    01/18/2018 4:10:36 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 17, 2018 | New York Post (AP)
    The 57-year-old man was hit by a pick-up truck Tuesday evening in Hackensack. The Record reports police say he was not in a crosswalk when he was hit.
  • The Ford Ranger Is Finally Back

    01/16/2018 2:37:10 PM PST · by Red Badger · 140 replies
    www.popularmechanics.com ^ | 01/16/2018 | By Timothy Dahl
    Ford has officially announced the 2019 Ford Ranger, the long-awaited return of this midsize truck. From 1983 to 2011, the Ranger was one of the most popular pickups on the road. It disappeared as the car companies moved more and more toward oversized trucks, leaving a big fan base pining for the return of the Ranger ever since. The success of the Chevy Colorado has been a barometer for the mid-size truck market, and sales are up 83 percent since 2014. Now Ford is banking on the new Ranger as a Chevy rival and a solid alternative to its best-selling...
  • LATEST: Truck’s crash at overpass snarls I-95 traffic in Lake Worth

    12/16/2017 9:13:18 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | December 13, 2017 | Rachel Frazin, Jorge Milian and Hannah Winston
    LAKE WORTH A Bobcat construction vehicle hauled by a large tow truck hit the 10th Avenue North overpass on Interstate 95 on Wednesday morning. The crash damaged the bridge, snarled northbound traffic on the highway for hours and shut down all eastbound lanes on 10th Avenue North, authorities said. Barbara Keller, a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Transportation, said a combination front-end loader and backhoe struck a beam on the overpass. The backhoe was extended upward and that’s what damaged the concrete beam, she said. No other vehicles were involved and there were no injuries in the crash, according...
  • Study shows the car you drive may reveal who you voted for

    11/29/2017 4:22:23 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 116 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 29, 2017 | By Michael McLaughlin
    Stanford University researcher used a computer algorithm to determined whether a neighborhood leaned to the left or right by looking at vehicles in 50 millions of images from Google Street View in 200 American cities. When sedans outnumbered pickup trucks, there was an 88 percent chance the city would vote Democratic. In areas with more pickup trucks, the odds switched to 82 percent in favor of Republicans, the researchers concluded.
  • Hunter charged with shooting truck he mistook for deer

    11/25/2017 2:51:46 PM PST · by upbeat5 · 71 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 25, 2017 | Tamar Lapin
    <p>A hunter in western New York shot a pick-up truck when he mistook it for a buck — just days after a man in the same region killed a woman he mistook for a deer, authorities said.</p> <p>Marvin C. Miller, 26, was hunting deer on state land late Friday when he fired his 7mm high-powered scoped rifle at a brown pick-up truck, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office.</p>