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  • “World’s Meanest Mom” Sells Daughter’s Dream Truck on Craigslist

    04/21/2016 12:04:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    KFOR ^ | APRIL 20, 2016 | NADIA JUDITH ENCHASSI
    she calls herself the “World’s Meanest Mom,” but a Minnesota mother said she has a reason for selling her daughter’s dream truck on Craigslist. Amy Adams said her daughter “decided that her grades don’t matter, that she can disrespect myself and her siblings on a daily basis and that she has the right to skip school and run away from home.” Adams added her daughter, who was just about to get her driver’s license, “was on her ‘one more chance and the truck was getting sold.’ And, she blew that ‘one more chance’ on Monday when she decided to skip...
  • "It's Probably Nothing": Truck Orders Plunge 37% As Unsold Inventories Soar Most Since 2007

    04/07/2016 10:02:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 4/7/16 | tyler durden
      When we last looked at order of heavy, or Class 8, truck one quarter ago - that all-important, forward looking barometer of domestic trade - we said that even with 2015 in the history books, and as we start 2016 where the base effect was supposed to make the annual comps far more palatable, the latest, January data, as abysmal: "the drop continues to be one of Great Recession proportions, manifesting in yet another massive 48% collapse in truck orders in the first month of the year as demand appears to have gone in a state of deep hibernation."Fast...
  • Gas Drops Below $1.50 in Some Areas, and We Haven't Hit Bottom Yet

    02/02/2016 7:28:32 AM PST · by thackney · 49 replies
    NBC News ^ | FEB 2 2016 | MARTHA C. WHITE
    American drivers are now enjoying gasoline prices that haven't been this low since January 2009. Data from the AAA shows that the average annual price for a gallon of gas has been below $2 a gallon for about a month now. Just within the past week, the national average gas price ticked below $1.80 for a gallon of regular gas, a drop of 20 cents just since the beginning of 2016. "I think you have probably another three to four weeks of prices in this area - I think we could drop another nickel or so," said Denton Cinquegrana, chief...
  • Hump Day Humor: Dude, Where's my Truck?

    01/13/2016 8:38:12 AM PST · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 1/13/2016 | J Hines
    Here's your Hump day humor, watch this guy shoot his truck (probably with tannernite) to see the explosion and debris flying everywhere. Obviously, don't try this at home without safety precaution, see it fully here, enjoy.
  • Plumber’s old truck spotted in ISIS video

    12/13/2015 3:59:18 PM PST · by PROCON · 41 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Dec. 13, 2015 | Amber Jamieson
    <p>A Texas plumber who was flooded with threats after his old truck - still emblazoned with his company's name - was seen driven by ISIS thugs in Syria has armed himself and is suing a Ford dealer.</p> <p>Mark Oberholtzer of Mark-1 Plumbing said a jihadi tweeted a photo of a fighter shooting an anti-aircraft gun on the Ford 2005 F-250 in December 2014 with the company logo and phone number still visible.</p>
  • World's Ugliest Vehicle Unveiled

    11/03/2015 9:29:26 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 90 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 03 October 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    From where else- Russia While the Russians are quickly running out of money -and still can't make a decent toaster- the sky's the limit for the Kremlin when it comes to military stuff. Somehow tho there never seems to be much budget left for styling- instead, they appear to have let their video-game obsessed kids design the thing (while the dog helped). Yet the ZIL (maker of trucks and Soviet limos) KAT is itself a microcosm of Putin's Russia... overbearing/hyper-macho, in-your-face, brutish, unpolished... not a lot of it makes sense to outsiders, yet they absolutely do not care what you think...
  • Overturned cattle trailer closes I-81, leaves bovine cargo wandering

    09/14/2015 10:07:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Hagerstown Herald-Mail ^ | August 15, 2015 | The Hagerstown Herald-Mail
    FALLING WATER, W.Va. — A tractor-trailer loaded with more than 100 head of cattle overturned on Interstate 81 Saturday morning, spilling its bovine cargo and blocking the southbound lanes for four hours, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office. The crash was reported at about 2 a.m. just south of the Potomac River where the tractor-trailer, loaded with 102 head of cattle, had wrecked, according to the news release from Deputy B.M. Humphrey. Cattle were "running everywhere" and a number of deputies were called in to control the situation, along with county animal control officers and state highway department personnel,...
  • Alligator attacks man's truck, tears off bumper

    05/25/2015 9:49:11 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 20 replies
    News 96.5 ^ | 5-25-2015 | Samantha Jordan
    News 96.5 - Orlando AVOYELLES, LOUISIANA — This video gives a whole new meaning to 'tailgater.' A man driving his truck tries to warn an alligator hanging out in some high grass that he's coming and the gator best get out of the way. But the alligator was not backing down and decided to defend his turf. As the truck inches closer, the annoyed gator can be seen on video lashing out before finally grabbing the front bumper in its mouth and tearing it off in a matter of seconds!
  • Vodka truck ends up in tree after crash on I-95 video

    04/23/2015 5:40:27 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 26 replies
    WOKV ^ | 04/23/15 | COLE HEATH
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Road crews spent hours cutting a delivery truck out of a tree Wednesday afternoon. The truck came down next to the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 near the Old St. Augustine Road exit near Baptist Medical Center South.
  • Elephants help rescue stuck 18-wheeler in Louisiana

    04/06/2015 9:23:00 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    ABC 8 News (WRIC) ^ | March 25, 2015 | WRIC Newsroom
    A pair of elephants helped rescue the truck they were riding in when it got stuck in the mud on a trip from New Orleans to Dallas. It all happened on Tuesday around 7:03 a.m., when the tractor trailer transporting three elephants pulled over from Interstate 49 near the Powhatan exit in Louisiana and accidentally got stuck in some mud, the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s office said in a statement. “When deputies arrived on scene, they were astounded to find two elephants keeping the eighteen wheeler from overturning,” the sheriff’s office said. The elephants on the truck were being transported to...
  • Suggestions for a compact pick-up truck, please. (vanity)

    03/14/2015 10:38:24 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 77 replies
    March 15, 2015 | me
    I'm in the market for a compact pick-up truck. The old Ford Ranger would have been perfect, but Ford's motto in that regard is: Shut up and by the F-150. Is there anything out there that approaches the Ranger? Thanks for any advice.
  • Texas Plumber Receives Threats After Old Pickup Truck Appears in Jihadist Video in Syria (Video)

    12/18/2014 7:49:43 AM PST · by servo1969 · 51 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 12-18-2014 | Jim Hoft
    A Texas plumber is receiving threatening calls after his old pickup truck appeared in a jihadist video in Syria. The Ansar Al-Deen terrorist group used his truck in a propaganda video in Syria. Texas City plumber Mark Oberholtzer has been bombarded with calls, some hostile, since a truck he traded in at AutoNation was shown being used as a gun platform in Syria. (Galveston Daily Times)The Ansar Al-Deen Front, an independent Islamist group operating near Aleppo, Syria, posted video of the truck used in fighting.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLSN0pDqABMFOX News reported: A Texas plumber has been receiving threats after a photo emerged of Islamic...
  • Republican versus Democrat Truck

    10/24/2014 6:34:47 AM PDT · by pikachu · 15 replies
    AARP ^ | 8-24-2014 | AARP
    I stopped by the Chevrolet Dealership yesterday for a look at the new Silverado 1500 pickup. Just for fun, I took it out for a test drive. I wanted to sense that new "feel" before they become extinct. The salesman (a black man wearing an Obama "change" lapel pin) sat in the passenger seat describing the truck and all its "wonderful" options. The seats were of particular interest. He explained that the seats directed warm air to your bottom in the winter and directed cool air to your bottom in the summer heat. Feeling like messing with him, I mentioned...
  • Polaris DAGOR Ultra-Light Truck Ready For Combat (Race-Bred Military Vehicle)

    10/08/2014 6:24:29 PM PDT · by lbryce · 43 replies
    Fox ^ | October 7, 2014 | Gary Gestelu
    U.S. Special Forces will soon be riding into battle in a race-bred truck. The Polaris DAGOR is a compact military machine that uses a trophy truck-style suspension for extreme off-road capability and was developed in partnership with Roush Industries of NASCAR fame. The purpose-built military machine is about the size of a four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, but can fit up to nine warfighters onboard: four in the cabin, four in the bed, and a roof gunner positioned in a sling seat suspended from the roll cage. The 4,500-pound vehicle is powered by a diesel engine of unspecified origin, has a...
  • Dump Truck Rams Baltimore TV Station

    05/13/2014 9:55:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 56 replies
    A Baltimore television station has been evacuated after someone rammed a truck into the building. That person is now believed to be barricaded in the building. WMAR-TV posted this to its Facebook page, “ALERT | Stay away from ABC2 News studio at 6400 York Road. A man in a truck crashed through the lobby and is potentially armed. Will update as needed.”
  • Kitten Survives Being Born Under van Bonnet at 60mph – Then Is Nursed Back to Health by Two Dogs

    05/12/2014 7:28:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Monday 12 May 2014
    A remarkable kitten who survived being born under the bonnet of a moving car on a 60 mile journey has been nursed back to health by two dogs. Tabby Kit is the sole survivor of five kittens found inside the engine of a van after their mother crawled under the bonnet to give birth. Unbeknown to the driver, the terrified pet had her kittens en route from Essex to London, and ran away after the 60-mile journey, leaving the kittens fighting to survive. Kit, who is now nine-weeks-old, was only discovered when his brother fell out onto the pavement in...
  • General Motors recalls Chevrolet Cruzes, trucks and SUVs

    03/29/2014 11:04:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 29, 2014
    (Reuters) - General Motors Co is recalling certain Chevrolet Cruze models for possible axle fractures, and more than 490,000 trucks and SUVs for potential transmission cooler line issues, the company said in a statement late on Friday. These latest recalls come as the head of the country's biggest automaker, Chief Executive Mary Barra, faces Congress next week regarding who is to blame for faulty ignition switches linked to crashes and at least 12 deaths. The GM Cruze recall targets the 2013 and 2014 1.4L turbo gasoline powered model to replace a right front axle half shaft that can fracture without...
  • San Antonio food truck’s ‘offensive name’ ruffles feathers (Racism or Sexism?)

    03/06/2014 7:27:31 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 38 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/6/2014 | Yahoo
    Candie Yoder is a chef and food truck owner in San Antonio, Texas. Amongst her specialties is Asian Fusion. The food she whips up includes Korean BBQ,Japchae, and Bibimbap. Her most popular dish is probably Korean Fried Chicken. There is no denying that the food looks appetizing. However, the San Antonio Express-Newsreports, some people are not happy with her. Why? The name of her food truck is getting people in a tizzy. It’s called, “ Cockasian.”
  • The pickup truck era of warfare

    02/18/2014 8:01:37 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 43 replies
    War on the Rocks ^ | 2/11/14 | Jack Mulcaire
    Readers, let’s take a moment to salute a true workhorse. In the world of war machines, the expensive and high-tech items get all the attention and budget—drones, anti-ship ballistic missiles, cyber warfare, and the like. But, on the battlefields of the twenty-first century, a humble and under-rated weapon has quietly showed up these expensive attention-hogs: the pickup truck. Today, primarily irregular, infantry-centric forces fight almost every conflict in the world. Pickup trucks are their mainstays. In Afghanistan, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Mexico, Syria, Libya, Mali and the Central African Republic, irregulars reach the battlefield more often than not in the cabs...
  • Pick up truck carved out of ice is taken for a quick spin before it melts

    01/03/2014 1:30:33 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    daily mail ^ | 1-3-14 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A working truck has been carved out of more than 11,000lb of ice as a Canadian battery company prepared the ultimate test for their product. A team of ice sculptors from Ontario created the truck, complete with license plates and pine tree-shaped air freshner, around the frame of a regular chassis. They then drove it for about a mile, at 12mph, in a feat that those involved in the project hope will make it to the Guinness Book of World Records.
  • Ont. companies make ice truck, drive it 4 km

    12/30/2013 1:59:39 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 15 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | December 29, 2013
    ZURICH, Ont. - Every Canadian knows the pain of getting into an ice-cold vehicle in the winter. But a vehicle made of ice? Only in Canada. Hensall, Ont.-based Iceculture was called in to help craft a pickup truck made mostly of ice for a commercial. Proving the 6,800-kg vehicle wasn’t all show and no go, it made a four-kilometre drive in Huron County earlier in December. Building a drivable pickup out of mostly ice wasn’t easy. Workers from Bronson Line Automotive of Zurich stripped the cab and body from a 2005 GMC Silverado and fitted it with a steel frame...
  • Truck carrying radioactive material reportedly stolen in Mexico

    12/04/2013 3:14:52 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-4-13 | Fox News
    A truck carrying potentially "extremely dangerous" radioactive material has been stolen in Mexico, the UN atomic watchdog said Wednesday. The truck was transporting a cobalt-60 teletherapy source intended for medical use to a storage center when it was stolen on Monday in Tepojaco, near Mexico City, the International Atomic Energy Agency said, according to Agence France-Presse
  • Convoy to D.C. – Truckers To Shut Down America in October

    09/17/2013 2:58:35 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 29 replies
    http://www.shtfplan.com ^ | September 17, 2013 | Mac Slavo
    Last year the American Truckers Association prepared a report for Congress highlighting the susceptibility of the nation’s just-in-time delivery system, the majority of which is made possible by the transport and delivery of freight. In the event of a catastrophic disaster such as a war that drives fuel prices through the roof or even a natural disaster such as a solar flare that renders electronic trucks inoperable, there would be a “a swift and devastating impact on the food, healthcare, transportation, waste removal, retail, manufacturing, and financial sectors,” according to the report. The backbone of commerce in the United States...
  • Truck Driver Nearly Beaten to Death By Police For Not Signing Traffic Ticket

    09/09/2013 5:08:03 AM PDT · by rawhide · 102 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5-19-13
    BERKELEY, CA -- A truck driver was beaten within an inch of his life by California Highway Patrol for not signing a traffic ticket that he could not read. The driver, who broke no laws, was beaten so badly that he woke up in a trauma hospital. Olegs Kozacenko, a local resident originally from Russia, was pulled over and cited by police for allegedly driving too many hours in one day. Kozacenko refused to sign the ticket because he had not or could not read it. CHP Officers didn't take kindly to the driver's refusal to sign. Two officers, one...
  • Low-temperature combustion enables cleaner, more efficient engines [Diesel]

    08/13/2013 10:35:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 08-13-2013 | Provided by Sandia National Laboratories
    As demand climbs for more fuel-efficient vehicles, knowledge compiled over several years about diesel engines and a new strategy known as "low-temperature combustion" (LTC) might soon lead auto manufacturers and consumers to broader use of cleaner diesel engines in the United States. The journal Progress in Energy and Combustion Science published a summary of recent research on diesel LTC in a review article titled "Conceptual models for partially premixed low-temperature diesel combustion." The article, prepared by researchers at Sandia National Laboratories, provides what the authors say is a necessary science base for auto and engine manufacturers to build the next...
  • Uzbek citizen arrested in Idaho, accused of supporting militants

    05/16/2013 6:19:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/16/2013
    U.S. officials charged an Uzbek citizen in Idaho with providing bomb-making knowledge and other support to an Islamist militant group, knowing that it would be used in an attack, authorities said on Thursday. Fazliddin Kurbanov, 30, a national of Uzbekistan living legally in Idaho, was arrested in Boise and faces a three-count grand jury indictment in Idaho and a single-count indictment in Utah, prosecutors said. They said Kurbanov provided information and money to the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, which the United States has designated as a foreign terrorist organization. The group supports establishing strict Islamic rule in Uzbekistan. Authorities said...
  • Women shot by LAPD in Dorner pursuit to get $40,000 to buy truck (after LAPD stiffs them)

    03/15/2013 2:34:12 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 20 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 14, 2015 | LA Times
    <p>Two women whose truck was riddled with bullets fired by Los Angeles police officers in a case of mistaken identity during the pursuit of fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner will a receive $40,000 cash settlement to replace their vehicle.</p> <p>At a news conference Thursday afternoon, City Atty. Carmen Trutanich announced the deal reached between city officials and the women's attorney, Glen Jonas. Officials stressed that this deal was to compensate the women for the loss of the truck and is separate from any discussions regarding potential litigation involving the LAPD shooting incident in Torrance.</p>
  • Need Advice on Best Choice of Truck (Vanity)

    03/12/2013 6:34:05 PM PDT · by Chuckster · 61 replies
    Vanity | 3-11-2013 | chuckster
    I am going to be needing a prime mover to tow my boat from Washington to New Hampshire in a few months. I will also have to have a trailer built or adapted for my approximately 6000 lb, 27 foot long sailboat. I have trailered this boat before with a borrowed rig but now I need to buy one for the cross country move. Can't buy new. New trucks just cost too much and I am not certain I would want a brand new vehicle anyway. My budget is probably around $10K to $15K for the truck. I am thinking...
  • Need advice for truck purchase

    10/24/2012 1:13:31 PM PDT · by ChocChipCookie · 33 replies
    vanity ^ | October 24, 2012 | ChocChipCookie
    I'm checking out a truck this afternoon for possible purchase and would like some advice. It's part of an estate sale in Sun City, Arizona. Here's the info from the seller: "We have a vehicle for sale this week too...a beautiful 1997 Ford F-250 XLT Extended Cab Truck with only 79,000 original miles! It has all power, cruise/tilt, ABS brakes, CD Stereo, camper shell, and more! The bluebook is $6,485, but the asking price is only $5,200!" She sent two photos, and the truck looks to be in excellent shape. Besides the physical condition of the truck, what else should...
  • OK FR Men! My Son Wants to Buy a GMC One Ton Diesel C3500 with 140K on it and New Brakes.

    08/26/2012 6:00:09 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 160 replies
    08.26.12 | Chickensoup
    OK FR Men! My Son Wants to Buy a GMC One Ton Diesel C3500 with 140K on it and New Brakes. It is big. It is heavy. It goes vrooom vrooom. He wants it to upgrade with some friend's help. Near as I can figure out from the Net this thing must get about 10 miles to the gallon. It does not have the double wheels in the back. If that is the case it is 9.00 every time he drives to town. 2+K to insure and at least 4k annually to feed. Price 3K. Edmunds says it is worth...
  • 4 trapped against bar after truck crashes into tavern (w/ video)

    06/01/2012 3:32:12 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 5-31-12 | john brewer
    Bartender Pat Sazenski was talking to a patron at Gordie's Place in Little Canada about the Twins game when he looked out the window to see a telephone pole crash to the ground. Then he saw the pickup truck. "I didn't know what was going on. ... The wall exploded, the truck came in," he said. "I'm just glad these guys are alive." "These guys" are the four patrons who ended up pinned between the bar and the truck Wednesday, May 30, after the 51-year-old driver apparently had a diabetic reaction and crashed into the tavern on Little Canada Road....
  • This is maddenning...where does a guy go to rent a truck with a minimum 20,000 lb tow rating??

    05/14/2012 11:40:10 AM PDT · by mamelukesabre · 82 replies
    I can't even find anyone that is bright enough to tell me over the phone what make and model trucks they have for rent, much less what the tow rating is.
  • Horrified teenage girl returns to find car has been deliberately crushed by man in monster truck

    02/27/2012 10:40:51 AM PST · by rawhide · 75 replies · 1+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2-27-12 | By Rebecca Seales
    A teenage girl has been left broken-hearted after her car was crushed by a man in a huge camouflaged truck. Norman Nowling, 40, from Fort Myers in Florida was arrested on Saturday after witnesses claimed he had deliberately driven over the 1994 Toyota Corolla several times. The incident occurred at the Redneck Yacht Club during the annual 'Swamp Cabbage Weekend', which sees 4,000 revellers in monster trucks and pickups speed around an 800-acre mud park for fun. The young woman had heard that a car had been crushed while she was at a mus pit with friends, and alerted security...
  • Oshkosh Corp. takes aim at truck contract

    01/29/2012 3:15:09 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    JSOnline ^ | 1-27-12 | Rick Barrett
    Oshkosh - Facing cuts in defense spending, Oshkosh Corp. is gearing up for one of the biggest new military truck contracts on the horizon - worth billions of dollars and eight years of work at the truck maker's factory. The Army and Marines want thousands of Joint Light Tactical Vehicles that would be a replacement for the military's Humvees. At least five companies will probably seek the contract, which analysts say could be worth as much as $20 billion. With defense spending on the decline, the competition will be especially intense. "Honestly, this could get kind of vicious," said Jim...
  • Truck driver nailed with a 30,855 dollar ticket as another truck passes him also in violation.

    12/31/2011 8:43:00 AM PST · by cableguymn · 49 replies
    FNB ^ | 12/06 | Fox News Business/Myself
    Trucker nailed with a 30,855 dollar over weight fine. did not know the road was weight restricted until it was to late (sign was not visible until he was past the point of no return) while turning around he was stopped by local PD. While being weighed and handed the ticket he watched another truck that was over the limit (road had a 10 ton limit. 18 wheel trucks weigh more than that empty) Police claim he was not doing a local delivery. He was less than 4 miles from his delivery.
  • Mexican army finds 140 migrants packed into truck

    11/14/2011 10:55:45 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 11/14/11 | AP
    MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) -- Mexican officials say soldiers searching vehicles for hidden drugs found 140 Central Americans crammed into a tractor-trailer rig. The Defense Department says troops trying to fight narcotics traffic and organized crime in the southern state of Chiapas found the migrants on Sunday. It did not say what country they were from.
  • Ryder cancels truck rentals amid terrorist threat

    09/09/2011 6:43:27 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 189 replies
    JournalStar ^ | September 9, 2011 | Sarah Garfinkel
    PEORIA — Ryder has canceled all truck rentals for the coming week due to credible but unconfirmed threats of terrorist attacks in the wake of the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

A customer who did not want to be identified told the Journal Star that she had been informed by Ryder of the cancellation by phone call Friday. A Ryder representative told the Journal Star all local rentals for the weekend had been canceled, though that person declined to elaborate on the reason.

Further questions were referred to the head of rentals for the local arm of the company. That person did not...
  • Federal Authorities Probe Possible Terror Threat Around 9/11 Anniversary, Sources Say

    09/08/2011 4:40:57 PM PDT · by Vernon · 50 replies
    FOX News ^ | September 08, 2011 | By Mike Levine
    <p>DEVELOPING -- Federal authorities have come across what they believe may be a credible threat to the U.S. homeland surrounding the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, several sources tell Fox News.</p>
  • Spilled marijuana scooped up by bystanders after truck crashes (police try to find - everyone)

    09/02/2011 9:42:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/01/11
    Spilled marijuana scooped up by bystanders after truck crashesSeptember 1, 2011 | 2:06 pm A truck carrying big bags of marijuana crashed in San Jose, allowing passing motorists and pedestrians to snatch up free pot. The San Jose Mercury News reported that bags of marijuana were strewn about an intersection after the truck crashed Wednesday near Oakridge Mall. The truck driver fled, and several motorists grabbed most of the pot before police arrived at the scene. "Officers eventually collected the remaining bags of weed left at the scene and also found a loaded handgun inside the white truck," the newspaper...
  • Michelle Obama First Public Figure on 'Better Homes and Gardens' Cover in 48 Years

    07/12/2011 8:19:29 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 104 replies
    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2011/07/12/michelle-obama-first-public-figure-better-home ^ | 7/12 | http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2011/07/12/michelle-obama-first-public-figure-better-home
    "Better Homes and Gardens" hasn't had a public figure on its cover in 48 years. With President Obama's approval rating plummeting along with the nation's employment picture, they must have figured now was the time to break with tradition and do an ultimate exposure puff piece on his wife: Better Homes and Gardens will feature First Lady Michelle Obama on the cover of its August issue - the first public figure to grace the magazine's cover in 48 years. Obama will be the focus of an article on healthful eating for children. The issue will hit newsstands July 19. Editors...
  • Truck Hits Sacramento-Bound Amtrak Train; 2 Dead

    06/25/2011 12:02:28 AM PDT · by red flanker · 78 replies
    KCRA ^ | June 24, 2011
    CHURCHILL COUNTY, Nev. -- At least two people were killed and about 20 others were injured in a fiery collision between a Sacramento-bound Amtrak train and a semitrailer on a rural northern Nevada highway. Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Dan Lopez said the truck driver and one person on the train were killed in the 11:25 a.m. Friday accident about 70 miles east of Reno. He says an unknown number of other people on the train were injured and are being taken by ambulances to the hospital.
  • Naked man accused of slamming truck into home

    05/26/2011 10:23:19 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 23 replies
    Naked man accused of slamming truck into home SOUTH BERWICK, MAINE -- A man is under arrest, accused of taking a dangerous drive, slamming into a house and nearly hitting a child inside. “Basically my dining room and my kitchen are now in my living room,” said Wayne Landers. It’s bad enough that Wayne Landers' refrigerator and dishwasher are smashed and strewn in the middle of his home. “This structural piece is here…is where the dishwasher used to be,” said Landers. What's worse -- minutes after the crash, he was confronted by a naked man. “I'm thinking a bomb or...
  • U.S. expands truck crossing on Mexico border (Laredo, Texas, from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico)

    05/06/2011 10:51:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/6/11 | Tim Gaynor - Reuters
    AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – A program to expand the busiest commercial crossing over the U.S.-Mexico border was inaugurated on Friday, nearly doubling the capacity for trucks entering Laredo, Texas, from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, authorities said. The program increased the number of truck lanes at the World Trade Bridge into Laredo, to 15 from eight, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said. The expansion also added an additional exit lane for vehicles leaving the facility, which currently handles around 5,000 trucks a day and has been so busy that trucks were delayed several hours. "It is going to be a...
  • Clashes Erupt in Shanghai as Truck Drivers Strike Near Port

    04/21/2011 8:08:10 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thursday April 21 | Royston Chan and Carlos Barria
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A two-day strike over rising fuel prices turned violent in Shanghai on Thursday as thousands of truck drivers clashed with police, drivers said, in the latest example of simmering discontent over inflation. About 2,000 truck drivers battled baton-wielding police at an intersection near Waigaoqiao port, Shanghai's biggest, two drivers who were at the protest told Reuters. The drivers, who blocked roads with their trucks, had stopped work on Wednesday demanding the government do something about rising fuel costs, workers said. "I want the government to stand up to solve our problems because we cannot take this anymore....
  • Study find diesel engines better value than gas engines

    02/01/2011 5:37:47 AM PST · by Red Badger · 95 replies
    RV News Service ^ | 1-27-2011 | PressWire
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2011 — A new Carnegie Mellon University study, released at the Washington Auto Show, reveals that despite the sticker shock associated with diesel-engine vehicles, they are a better value compared to vehicles with gasoline engines because of their lower operating costs and higher resale value over time. The study by researchers at CMU’s Tepper School of Business, underwritten by Bosch, noted diesel’s better fuel efficiency and a residual value up to 30 percent higher than traditional port-fuel injection (PFI) gasoline-powered vehicles. “It’s been generally known that diesel vehicles typically post lower operating costs because of their increased...
  • Terrifying moment driver narrowly avoided lorry which jack-knifed through central barrier -

    01/24/2011 12:28:12 PM PST · by FromLori · 17 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 1/24 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    A driver believes his gaming skills honed the split-second reflex which miraculously enabled him to swerve out of the way of a lorry speeding towards him. Matthew Krizsan was driving along Highway 401 in Ontario, Canada, on Friday morning when the lorry travelling in the other direction smashed through a concrete barrier at great speed and into his path. Krizsan, who just happened to have his dashboard camera on at the time, had to react instantly as the vehicle jackknifed and hurtled towards him.
  • Asleep at the Wheel... Pedal to the Metal... and Real, REAL Lucky

    01/20/2011 2:57:15 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | January 20, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    -click any to enlarge- Accident occurred north of Deer Lodge, Montana on I-90. The driver was a twenty-something guy headed back east to college. He had left central Washington early in the morning, but fell asleep at the wheel and drifted off the shoulder hitting the end of the section of guard rail at high-speed... The guard rail came through the right headlight, engine compartment, firewall, glove box, passenger seat, rear seat and exited out the driver s side rear window. That is 120 ft. of guard rail that threaded through the Suburban... Thankfully, there was no passengers in the...
  • Suspicious Truck Reported Under Tunnel Near Van Nuys Airport

    01/13/2011 10:16:33 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    cbs ^ | January 13, 2011 9:28 PM
    An “out of place” flatbed truck left under a tunnel near Van Nuys Airport raised enough concern for the Los Angeles Police Department bomb squad to deploy investigators Thursday evening. In addition, police said the suspicious truck also had three containers. Police noticed the flatbed truck just after 6 p.m. parked under a tunnel on Sherman Way at Hayvenhurst Avenue, said Officer Sara Faden of the Los Angeles Police Department. “It was an unintended truck parked under a tunnel…and runways from the Van Nuys airport run over that tunnel,” Faden said. “The truck just looked out of place, so we...
  • The Return Of The Minivan

    01/06/2011 9:22:43 AM PST · by Notary Sojac · 68 replies
    Reason.com ^ | 6 Jan 2011 | Steve Chapman
    It's boxy, bland, and relentlessly practical, but in an age of diminished wealth and high unemployment, maybe that combination doesn't sound so bad. Despite those qualities, or because of them, the minivan is making a comeback. Sales are up, new models are appearing, and the woman who once did the blog "Rage Against the Minivan" has fallen in love with one. "In marketing campaigns featuring heavy-metal theme songs, rapping parents, secret agents in cat masks, pyrotechnics and even Godzilla, minivan makers are trying to recast the much-ridiculed mom-mobile as something that parents can be proud—or at least unashamed—of driving," reports...
  • No Explosives Found After Police Detain Truck Driver In Branford

    10/08/2010 6:40:57 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 15 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | 8 Oct 10 | Unknown
    BRANFORD — A tractor-trailer thought to be possibly carrying explosives was found by state police at about 6 p.m. at the TA truck stop off I-95 in Branford, but no hazardous materials were found. "No explosive. No danger to the public," said William Reiner, a spokesman for the FBI in New Haven, at 8:45 p.m. Friday. Troopers approached the vehicle and took the driver and a passenger into custody at gunpoint, then checked the truck for hazards. The state police bomb squad is en route to the rest stop to further examine the truck. State police, Branford police and the...