iOS app Android app

Trucks

Beleaguered Plaquemines Town Is Slated for a Borrow Pit

Susan Buchanan | Posted 06.17.2014 | 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 06.18.2014 | 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 | Food
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 05.16.2012 | 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...

For Detroit, Size Matters: Will Automakers Latch on to Loopholes and Undercut New Emissions Rules?

Dan Becker | Posted 01.28.2012 | Detroit
Dan Becker

The Obama administration has proposed rules that would determine how far 2025 cars go on a gallon of gas. Surprisingly, though, auto companies can dictate how successful the program will be. This presents Detroit with an unusual challenge.

The Best Remedy for the Price of Gas

Dan Becker | Posted 06.19.2011 | Green
Dan Becker

The Obama administration can't do much to lower the price of a gallon of gas, but it is on the cusp of a crucial decision that could help consumers come out ahead because they would need less gas.

Teen Killed On Highway Named In His Father's Memory

AP | By MITCH WEISS and JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 06.08.2011 | Home

WELLFORD, S.C. -- Aaron Hill knew the road well, and not just because it was the route he took to high school every day. The five-mile stretch of high...

Toyota To Shutdown North American Factories Due To Parts Shortage

AP | By BRUCE SCHREINER | Posted 06.04.2011 | Business

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Toyota Motor Corp. said Monday that it's inevitable that the company will be forced to temporarily shut down all of its North Ameri...

China Traffic Jam Backs Up Thousands Of Trucks

AP | CHI-CHI ZHANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — Thousands of coal trucks and other vehicles were backed up for miles on a highway in northern China on Friday, the latest in a series ...

WATCH: Why Labor Day Is The Best Time To Buy A Car

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Labor Day was created to honor workers, but it may be the one of the best times of the year to be a consumer. CBS News business and economics corres...

Good Jobs and Clean Air: New York Ports Must Follow LA's Lead

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Amy Traub

The Port of Los Angeles' innovative Clean Truck Program is legally in the clear -- and so it's time for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to follow those tire tracks.

Ben Craw

"Maximum Overdrive" In Under 3 Minutes (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Craw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

When we saw Stephen King's 1986 cult classic Maximum Overdrive - the only film King ever directed, as well as wrote - we were so overcome with awe and...

Cleaning Up Trucks and Jobs at the Port Authority

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Amy Traub

By January 1, the dirtiest of the diesel trucks spewing pollution on their way to and from the ports of New York and New Jersey may get a much-needed retirement.