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    Video: Watch a sea plane take off from a truck trailer
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    Some, but not all, sea planes come with wheels in their floats so that they can work on the water or land. But have you ever thought about how a plane without wheels, water or runway would take off? The answer is incredibly cool to watch. The plane is on a little cart at the back of a truck and ...

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    Read This: High-tech observatory only uses decades-old diesel trucks
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    Head on out to Green Bank, WV, and you're likely to notice what looks like a giant satellite dish on the horizon. Only it's not a satellite dish. It's actually a fully steerable radio telescope – the largest of its kind in the world. It's funded by the federal government through the US ...

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    Video: Watch these workers ghost-ride the garbage truck with purpose
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    There's an old phrase that suggests we "work smarter, not harder." This garbage truck driver must have read that as "work like a monumental idiot, not harder." The sanitation worker in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico basically ghost-rides his garbage truck while running to grab bags that have been left ...

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    Report: VW makes $9.2B offer for rest of truckmaker Scania
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    Volkswagen owns or has controlling interests in three commercial truck operations: besides its own, VW began buying shares in Sweden's Scania in 2000 and now controls 89.2 percent of its shares and 62.6 percent of its capital, then bought into Germany's Man in 2006 - in order to prevent Man from ...

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    Video: Forget Ice Road Truckers, watch this truck made of ice hit the road
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    There was a Canadian Tire store at the mall down the street where this writer went to high school. It was next to the food court where we got our snacks and opposite the bus stop where we got on and off every morning and afternoon. But looking like it had already been picked clean ahead of the ...

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    Confirmed: GMC Canyon will debut in Detroit
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    With the debut of the Chevrolet Colorado at November's Los Angeles Auto Show, perhaps it was only a matter of time before we saw the small truck's GMC counterpart. That time will be January, as we've received official confirmation that the GMC Canyon will be revived at next month's North American ...

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    Report: GM dealers unhappy about pickup prices
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    The backlash is beginning. Following General Motors' price hike of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra last week, dealers across the country are expressing their ire over increasing prices in the face of rebates and discounts on trucks from Ford and Ram. Speaking to Automotive News, Sam ...

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    Official: GM 6.2L EcoTec V8 rated at 21 mpg by the EPA
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    General Motors is already laying claim to best-in-class power for its new 6.2-liter V8 that will be offered in the 2014 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra this fall, and now it has released fuel economy numbers for the big engine. Available as an option on the Silverado LTZ and High Country (shown ...

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    Recalls: GM reportedly recalling select 2014 Silverado, Sierra pickups over airbag issue
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    General Motors is recalling 843 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Crew Cab pickups, due to a fault with the vehicle's airbags. According to GM, the airbags may not inflate properly in the event of a crash. There haven't been any crashes or injuries associated with this recall, which is ...

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    Video: New Chevy Silverado ad aims for the cowgirl market
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    Chevrolet is continuing its marketing blitz during the launch of the new Chevy Silverado with another ad toting the new truck's safe towing capacity – even when you've got a "a 1200-pound passenger and 355 horses to get there." It's a touching spot that tries to equate the connection ...

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    Official: New Mercedes Unimog debuts to the cheers of little boys everywhere [w/video]
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    The Mercedes-Benz Unimog, the superhero villain of the off-road world that's just waiting to make the jump to Transformer, has been completely upgraded for its new generation. There are ten models, expanding the range and getting new designations across the traditional all-terrain series and the ...

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    Report: Who sold the most small/midsize pickups in 2012? PickupTrucks.com investigates that, too
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    PickupTrucks.com has taken another look at the sales of its favorite vehicle bodystyle as part of an ongoing series. According to registration data from R.L. Polk, the Toyota Tacoma easily took the crown as America's best-selling mid-sized pickup, with 133,477 units rolling into new homes in ...

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    Chicago: 2014 Toyota Tundra appears with revised styling, same mechanicals
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    Toyota has pulled the curtain back on its 2014 Tundra, showing a truck that has gotten its most significant refresh since its launch as a 2007 model. For better or worse, however, the changes that Toyota has made to the fullsize pickup are mostly cosmetic, with the underpinnings of the vehicle ...

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    Video: Watch this strongman set a world record for pulling a truck... with his ear
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    When I was a teenager, people thought I was crazy because I started slowly gauging my ears (full disclosure: I didn't get very far). But that doesn't even compare to the absurdity that you'll find in this video. Lasha Pataraya, a Georgian strongman, has reportedly set a new world record for ...

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    Official: 2013 Nissan Titan gets modest updates, priced from $28,820*
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    Those looking for a full-size pickup alternative to what is offered by the American Big Three have two choices; the Toyota Tundra and the Nissan Titan. The latter of the two has received subtle updates for the 2013 model year, and its pricing has been announced. Base MSRP for the 2013 Nissan ...

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    Report: Coral Gables, FL votes to scrap 50-year-old pickup ban
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    For 50 years, residents of Coral Gables, Florida weren't permitted to park pickup trucks in their driveways due to a local ordinance aimed at preserving the community's classy aesthetic. As you may recall, police began enforcing the rule last year by handing out citations with a $100 fine to ...

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    Video: Boat passes car on highway in - where else - Russia
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    We've had some close calls while towing, though we've been fortunate enought to never have to deal with a calamity like the one you see above. From what we can tell, the driver of the truck in the video below was calmly driving along when his boat and trailer decided to blaze their own trail. We ...

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    Report: Chrysler VP of product planning sees slot for small pickups
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    "There is a vacuum left in the small pickup category," says Jesse Toprak, vice president of market intelligence for TrueCar.com in a new Detroit Free Press report. And as we all know, the automotive industry abhors a vacuum. Joe Veltri, VP of product planning for Chrysler, sees that vacuum as a ...

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    Report: Truck driver shortage means a longer wait for your packages
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    The news may be flooded with stories about the lagging U.S. economy and disappointing jobs reports, but it appears there is at least one profession that could use a few more applicants. USA Today reports that there is a genuine shortage of truck drivers, and the problem is leading to pricier ...

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    Video: Watch a house fall off a truck and hit a car head on
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    Oh dear. Now, we'll admit to seeing a semi-truck carting a modular home and thinking, "Hmm... I wonder how well-secured that house actually is," but we usually shrug it off after we've safely passed the wide load. Sadly, accidents happen, and one Russian driver recently experienced that very ...

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