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A driver in New York barely avoided being flattened on a bridge last week when a semi lost its load and flopped over in front of him.

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An all-electric UTC called the Nikola Zero is also in the works.

Nikola Motors debuted today with a lot of promises about two new plug in vehicles, the Nikola One semi-truck and the Nikola Zero UTV.

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Some call the quest 'bureaucratic hubris.'

The California Sustainable Freight Action Plan is on the hunt for better, greener semi trucks. And they just might be coming.

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A feel-good ending to a feel-good story.

Ford CEO Mark Fields thanked a New York man for using his Ford Super Duty pickup to pull stranded semi trucks out of a snow storm earlier this month.

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A state trooper's cruiser was sideswiped by a speeding semi as the officer wrapped up a traffic stop on Interstate 70.

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A Ford pickup truck in New York managed to help free several semi trucks from snowy roads Tuesday.

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A truck driver in Britain barely escaped with his life when another truck passed within inches from his broken-down vehicle.

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A truck driver attempted to cross a historic bridge in Indiana on Christmas Day only to find a 136-year-old bridge that was no match for her 21.5-ton truck.

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Police are apologizing to the driver of a car that was repeatedly crashed into by a semi truck driver in a terrifying act of road rage last month.

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In a display that warmed a grieving family's heart, hundreds of truck owners showed up to the funeral of a little boy last Friday who's rare disease never dimmed his loved of big rigs.

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A woman in Missouri was furious after she watched a video of her ex-husband allowing their elementary school-aged son to drive an 18-wheel semi truck.

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Gregg Godfrey jumped 166 feet in a semi truck to set a new record for the stunt. While it looked easy from the outside, from inside Godfrey clearly felt the impact when the big rig returned to Earth.

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Daimler believes that it's close to getting permission to begin testing semi-autonomous big rigs on the roads there very soon.

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A mother and daughter survived the kind of crash you usually only see in action movies when their car slid under an 18-wheel semi truck Monday afternoon.

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Motorists in England have one more way to worry about getting stopped by the police this spring. The cops are using an unmarked semi to look down on drivers and check for any offenses, like using a cell phone or texting.

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The four occupants of a minivan in Michigan were in for a terrifying ride early in the morning on January 7. Their minivan got lodged under the back of a semi's trailer, and the vehicle was drug 16 miles along Interstate 75. During that time, the driver was on the phone with 911 but couldn't exactly say where the stricken van was because of the snowy conditions.

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A Lotus F1 car and the truck in which it's transported may both be powered by Renault and share a common JPS livery, but as far as size and performance are concerned, they're at opposite ends of the spectrum. So if you had to jump one over the other, you'd think it'd be a no-brainer to skip the single-seater over the tractor-trailer. Right? Well that may be the more logical conclusion, but it's not the way the Lotus team and its technology partner EMC decided to go for this latest promo. Instead

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Nobody should be shocked that a big, heavy vehicle like a semi truck takes a longer distance to stop than the average passenger car; it's just basic physics. However, this BMW X5 driver seemingly has a major problem grasping the concept, and it results in some serious damage to the back of his SUV.

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A lot of drivers hate seeing semis on the freeway because of their intimidating size and slow speed, but big rigs are absolutely vital to moving goods around the country. The US is on the road to a major trucking crisis, though. A recent analysis from Business Insider finds that we aren't producing nearly enough new drivers to fill all the needed seats. By 2022, the shortfall could reach 239,000 people.

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A new report into the crash that critically injured funnyman Tracy Morgan and killed comedian James McNair has revealed that the Peterbilt semi that caused the accident was traveling at 20 miles per hour over the speed limit. It's also alleged that the truck driver behind the wheel of the semi ignored construction signs and drops in the speed limit leading up to the traffic backup where the accident occurred.

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10.7 MPG doesn't sound like a lot, but 5.8 MPG used to be standard

Think 10 miles per gallon, and your mind may harken back to muscle cars along the line of the General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard. Apply that figure to a semi-truck, though, and we're talking actual fuel-efficiency gains. That's what the four-year-old SuperTruck program shot for, and two of its four teams have already hit that goal.

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