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    Report: DOT may mandate speed limiters and 68 mph max for big rigs
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    With the debate about how to fund the US interstate system already raging, there may be another big highway controversy on the horizon. The US Department of Transportation might slow down some of the vehicles on the nation's roads by mandating speed governors on semi trucks. According to ...

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    Study: NTSB offers NHTSA advice on semi truck safety
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    Based on studies conducted last year, the National Transportation Safety Board has sent seven recommendations to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration "to improve the safety of tractor-trailers." The suggestions range from changing actual physical components on tractor-trailers, like ...

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    Report: Truckers planning three-day slowdown protest around DC
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    Semi-trucks and their drivers are the lifeblood of our economy, hauling all the goods we use on a daily basis. A group of such truckers have decided to stage a protest against many of the current practices of our government. This weekend, the Ride for the Constitution (formerly called Truckers to ...

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    Video: Watch a semi-truck go airborne and explode on impact
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    Dash cams have caught some pretty amazing events on camera, as the unforgettable sights of the meteor that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia proved in February. As another example, a trucker driving through Greensburg, Indiana, had his dash cam rolling when another semi truck caught major air ...

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    Report: Man blames zombies for causing him to crash stolen big rig
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    Here's a pro tip: if you happen to have stolen a semi truck and proceeded to crash it into a number of cars on an interstate, do yourself a favor and don't blame the escapade on zombies. That's exactly what 19-year-old Jerimiah Hartline did after he bounced his pilfered a big rig off of a number of ...

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    Study: IIHS calls out big rigs for dangerous rear underride guards [w/video]
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is always looking for new ways to make America's highways safer, and this latest test checks out the crashworthiness of one of the most overlooked vehicles on the road: tractor trailers. Pointing out design flaws inherent in semi trailers during rear-end ...

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    Video: Another crazy custom Jeep Wrangler spotted in Morocco
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    What in the world is the vehicle you see above? Well, um... yeah. We have no idea. According to the video description from YouTube, however, it's a modified Jeep Wrangler, and it comes from the same person who created the equally insane side-by-side merged Wrangler you saw here. We can clearly ...

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    Local Motors wants your help designing the next Peterbilt big rig
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    No, that's not Peterbilt's new concept for a futuristic long haul truck you're looking at. It's an entry in the company's RIG2: Road Icon Generation 2 competition, a contest being run by Local Motors to develop new ideas in aerodynamic designs for Peterbilt semis. Contest entry is open through ...

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    Official: NHTSA proposes mandatory stability control on big rigs, busses
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    Stability control was made mandatory on passenger vehicles for this current model year, but it's still not a requirement for semis and busses. But that could soon be changing, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has proposed requiring the technology on all new large commercial ...

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    Report: Safety groups file lawsuit against new U.S. trucking standards
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    A range of safety groups are calling for judicial review of federal rules for truck drivers' hours of service. According to a lawsuit filed by Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Public Citizen, the Truck Safety Coalition and two truck drivers, the new rule doesn't protect the public from ...

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    Video: Mercedes-Benz Actros semi fitted for taxi duty, picks up humorous fares
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    The new-generation 2012 Actros big rig has already won Truck of the Year – for the fourth time – and Mercedes-Benz figured it would have some fun letting other truck people know about its semi. It kitted an Actros out in the eggshell hue and black-and-yellow sign that's standard-issue ...

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    Vehicles not immune to violent western winds
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    A rare storm system working its way from the west coast has caused millions of dollars in damage, left many without power and spurred fires from California to Colorado. According to USA Today, wind speeds reached as high as 123 miles per hour, or the equivalent of a category three hurricane. In ...

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    Video: Chinese big rig tips going too fast around corner
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    Running a red light in your standard passenger vehicle is never a good idea. Trying to rush a trailer-laden semi-truck through a busy intersection is far, far worse. Such a machine has a lot of weight to throw around, as one Chinese driver recently learned. Physics strikes again! The truck ends ...

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    Video: Recreating Ken Block's Gymkhana... in a Gulf-livery semi truck
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    Mike Ryan has won a dozen Pikes Peak Hill Climbs in his Gulf-liveried Freightliner Cascadia, so it's no joke when we say this man has some serious talent. To raise his and the truck's profile a little bit, Ryan has decided to show off what he does when he's not storming mountains to stay ...

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    IIHS: Underride guards on semi trucks can fail even at low speeds
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    Insurance Institute for Highway Safety semi trailer crash test - Click for high-res image gallery
    A new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has found that underride guards on semi trailers are prone to failure. Despite major advances in passenger car safety since the mid-1970s, ...

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    Ram brand may enter heavy-duty 18-wheeler market
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    2007 Dodge Ram BFT Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    In addition to the passing note about considering a unibody replacement for the slow-selling Dodge Dakota, Ram CEO Fred Diaz said (with conviction...!) that they are strongly considering entering the heavy-duty 18-wheeler market ...

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    VIDEO: C/D channels inner redneck with International LoneStar Harley-Davidson
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    Car and Driver takes on the LoneStar Harley Davidson edition - Click above to watch the videos after the jump
    Over the decades, we've read Car and Driver reviews of just about every high performance vehicle on the planet. While we'd hardly say that we're bored of 200 mph supercars and 3.2 second ...

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