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Congress Wants Teenagers To Drive Big Rigs

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Driving big rigs is one of the most dangerous, grueling occupations in America. And Congress apparently thinks it's just the job f...

Runaway Saw Blade Slices Into Truck, Barely Misses Driver

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.25.2015 | Weird News

That's gonna leave a mark. A man in China narrowly survived a bizarre incident last week in which a giant circular saw blade fell off the back of a...

Cleaning up Big Trucks to Deliver a Cleaner Future

Margo T. Oge | Posted 06.23.2015 | Green
Margo T. Oge

Tractor trailers and other medium and heavy trucks are the hard working giants of the American highway. They are also a disproportionately large part of our nation's carbon footprint.

WATCH: Alligator Takes On Truck -- And Wins

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.22.2015 | Weird News

This guy puts the "gator" in tailgater. When confronted by an oncoming truck on Thursday, an alligator in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana, refused to b...

Self-Driving Trucks Are Going To Hit Us Like A Human-Driven Truck

Scott Santens | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Scott Santens

We are facing the decimation of entire small town economies, a disruption the likes of which we haven't seen since the construction of the interstate highway system itself bypassed entire towns. This time, it's different. This time, there's no need for entire towns to even exist at all.

What Those Obnoxious Running Stickers Say About You

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

I don't have a running sticker on my vehicle. For me, it minimizes my accomplishments. My races were rich, vibrant, life-changing experiences that cannot be reflected in a cold, numeric, one-size-fits-all decal. Or maybe it's just my reticent personality.

Waiter, What's This Diesel Fuel Doing in My Coffee?

Rachel Muncrief | Posted 11.12.2014 | Green
Rachel Muncrief

Nearly everything you use or consume -- the coffee at your elbow, the table it's sitting on, the smart device you're reading this on -- was carried to you on a truck, and the chances are nearly 100 percent that that truck ran on diesel fuel.

Dealership Deal With My 4-Year-Old Son

Marco Gonzalez | Posted 10.25.2014 | Parents
Marco Gonzalez

We talked about different truck models, colors and engines. You name it; we chatted about it. But since I personally love cars, I put myself in his shoes and totally got it.

Them Truck Drivers

T. Sher Singh | Posted 10.06.2014 | Religion
T. Sher Singh

Sometimes when I'm not feeling like a longer walk to the coffee shop at the far end of our village, I venture into the one around the corner. It's a different crowd that frequents this café. I, and many like me, like coming here because of its better ambience.

Beleaguered Plaquemines Town Is Slated for a Borrow Pit

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.17.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

The Plaquemines Parish Council gave the go-ahead Thursday to Woodland Borrow Pits, LLC in New Orleans to excavate clay on Highway 23's west side across from the African American community of Ironton.

Oil Companies Eye Fracking Potential in St. Tammany Parish

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.15.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Within a few months, New Orleans-based Helis Oil & Gas Co. hopes to explore a deep part of the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale play by drilling down 13,000 feet near Mandeville, La. Other companies are fracking shallower parts of the TMS deposit to the northwest.

The 'Club' I Never Thought I'd Join

Susan Pace | Posted 04.23.2014 | Fifty
Susan Pace

At 14, Charlie got a horse. At 17, Dennis got a truck. At 46, I got a divorce. My ex-husband's departure may have changed my world, but my kids helped me find my country.

The Rolling Graffiti Trucks OF NYC's Art World

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 03.24.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

A ubiquitous sight throughout large cities like New York, the graffiti covered box truck has inherited the all-city art mantle from the subway train c...

Rural Louisiana and Mississippi brace for accelerated Tuscaloosa drilling

Susan Buchanan | Posted 02.09.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article was published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Dec. 9, 2013 edition.) North of New Orleans, ambitious drilling plans in the Tuscaloosa ...

Louisiana's Waste-Tire Program Cleans Up Its Act

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.25.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Sept. 23, 2013 edition.) Louisiana's waste tire program, costing over $11 million a year...

Tuscaloosa shale drilling revs up in Louisiana and Mississippi

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Sept. 16, 2013 edition.) Many northwest Louisiana residents were enriched by Haynesville,...

Is The Smak Parlour Boutique Truck A Way Forward For Retail?

Sophie Baker-Britton | Posted 10.01.2013 | Small Business
Sophie Baker-Britton

So is the humble truck the future of retail? The evidence is out there to support this being a sustainable method of making an honest and comfortable living.

An Obsessed Toddler Is the Perfect Pre-Reader

Katie Davis | Posted 03.05.2013 | Parents
Katie Davis

Whether it's construction, trains or Princess Barbie, the drill is the same. Our kids live it and breathe it. When your child wants nothing but more trains, trains, trains, don't try to distract him. Give him trains! Go to the library and lead him to all those delectable books about trains.

Obama Administration Makes History by Raising Fuel Standards to 54.5 MPG

Frances Beinecke | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Today ushers in a new era for American drivers. Soon we will save thousands of dollars every year at the gas pump. Car buyers will be able to choose from hundreds of models that combine fuel-efficiency, high performance and safety. And workers will find half a million new jobs building the cars of future.

Probably The Classiest Truck Ever

Posted 08.14.2012 | Comedy

Why does this guy even need to advertise his skills in the sack? He's obviously quite the charmer. But hey, he's gotta get the word out somehow. If yo...

The Coolest Food Trucks Ever

The Daily Meal | Posted 09.01.2012 | Home
The Daily Meal

For every run-of-the-mill Korean taco truck and sandwich stand there are a handful of mobile food ventures that are pushing the envelope with new and innovative dining concepts.

PHOTOS: Best Cars For Ski Towns

Liftopia | Posted 06.25.2012 | Travel
Liftopia

You need to get to the hill in style, right? So Team Liftopia threw their opinions into the mixer, and I've assembled a list of the best ski cars.

'Top Gear': Rutledge Wood Crashes His Truck

Posted 03.28.2012 | TV

The "Top Gear" (Tues., 9 p.m. ET on History) team took on truck racing Tuesday night. Having beaten his co-hosts to win a spot in an actual truck r...

Playing the Blame Game on Gas Prices Won't Solve the Problem

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Elliott Negin

Instead of rehashing the same tired arguments every time gas prices jump, let's focus on real solutions to curb our oil addiction. Drilling more is definitely not one of them; cutting consumption in half is. So let's stop the blame game and get to work.

Truck Full Of Fireworks Catches Fire On 'Top Gear'

Posted 02.15.2012 | TV

Season 2 of "Top Gear" (Tue., 9 p.m. EST on History) premiered on Valentine's Day and host Rutledge Wood had an explosive time while driving a big rig...