South Africa's largest road freight truck travels on a road near Johannesburg. The wide load lorry's freight carrier is 10.1 metres wide and 5.4 metres high. The vehicle in total is 13 metres long and weighs 85 tons. Picture: Gallo Images / Rex Features
Freight Truck Exteriors Are Being Transformed into Mobile Art Galleries
The side of a freight truck, with its expansive surface space, has great potential for massive artistic expression. This becomes all the more clear as the Truck Art Project transforms these large vehicles into mobile galleries whose exteriors display contemporary paintings. The open road hosts these unconventional artworks, utilizing a network of trade transportation routes that roll across Spain and bring art to places where this type of unexpected work is rarely seen. So far, 10 trucks…
Los Angeles may be one of the first global cities to adopt a new electric freight trucking system, unveiled by electrical engineering giant Siemens Corp. last week at the 26th Electric Vehicle Symposium, or EVS26. The new technology, called eHighway, is a highway electrification system that uses overhead electrical wires to transmit energy to freight trucks in select vehicle lanes, similar to modern-day streetcars.