Category:
Trucks

The Bridge of Stupidity

From the Moscow Times:

This Sunday, yet another truck driver ignored all the warning signs to become the 150th brave soul to get stuck under an infamous low-clearance bridge outside St. Petersburg.
The so-called “Bridge of Stupidity,” built on the outskirts of Russia’s second-largest city in 2009, has become an online sensation for the number of accidents its 2-meter height has caused. Fourteen trucks have already gotten stuck underneath the bridge this year, despite a banner overhead warning drivers of low clearance.


Posted By: Alex - Thu Sep 06, 2018 - Comments (8)
Category: Architecture, Trucks

The Eager Beaver Truck



Article here.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jun 21, 2017 - Comments (1)
Category: Technology, 1950s, Armed Forces, Trucks

Better than a Hummer

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When I win the lottery I want one of these.

Posted By: BrokeDad - Wed Apr 29, 2015 - Comments (11)
Category: Destruction, Excess, Overkill, Hyperbole and Too Much Is Not Enough, Trucks

Distracted Driving

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People do crazy things while driving; texting, putting on makeup, even reading. But pulling a tooth, that's a new one and while driving a big rig as well. Of course he wrecked or it wouldn't be news would it?

Posted By: patty - Fri Jan 30, 2015 - Comments (1)
Category: Accidents, Teeth, Trucks

By Chevy From Cuba to USA

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With the recent migrant tragedies at sea around the globe, we must always recall one of the great refugee success stories: turning an old Detroit truck into an ocean-going vessel.

More photos here.

Full story here.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Nov 29, 2013 - Comments (7)
Category: Dictators, Tyrants and Other Harsh Rulers, Engineering and Construction, Oceans and Maritime Pursuits, North America, Twenty-first Century, Trucks

L L Bean Bootmobile



I'd pay good money to see the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile side-by-side with the Bootmobile!

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jan 19, 2012 - Comments (8)
Category: Business, Advertising, Shoes, Trucks

Monogram Garbage Truck

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Did any kid ever really fantasize about how cool it would be to drive a garbage truck, even with surfboards attached?

Here's one for sale right now! (More vivid picture.)

Original ad here. (Scroll down.)

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jun 17, 2011 - Comments (5)
Category: Hobbies and DIY, Motor Vehicles, Trucks, Children, Teenagers, 1960s

Set the Emergency Brake!!

I don't know why this makes me laugh, and I don't speak the language, but I thought you also might enjoy the results of group effort.



It's only funny until someome gets hurt --

Posted By: gdanea - Thu Mar 24, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Trucks

Zipper Trucks







These machines pick up special jersey barriers and reposition them automatically. Pretty strange effect, like a giant block-eating, block-pooping monster.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Dec 07, 2010 - Comments (2)
Category: Technology, Rube Goldberg Devices, Trucks

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