Package delivery outfit UPS just announced a partnership with U.K.-based technology company Arrival to develop a “pilot fleet” of 35 electric trucks that look like they’re straight out of a Pixar movie. Continue reading UPS UNVEILS DELIVERY TRUCK OF THE FUTURE, WILL STILL ARRIVE WHEN YOU’RE NOT HOME
Before the new Ford Ranger mid-size pickup has even arrived in the U.S., Ford has unveiled a high-performance desert-shredding Raptor version that’s poised to challenge the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 that we found so impressive in off-road testing. What’s different about the hot-rod Raptor compared to the regular Ranger? Almost everything.
We all love trucks, but we love them that much more when they’ve been properly upgraded and modified to truly unstoppable status. If there is a bit of bling or blacked-out badness thrown in, so much the better.
The arrival of the all-new aluminum-body Jeep Wrangler (code named “JL”) is creeping closer, and with it, the arrival of the hotly anticipated pickup-bodied version, which will apparently be available in both two- and four-door versions, just like the SUV.
A truck is a means to get cargo from point A to point B. A truck is a home, a job, a frequent guest in small towns that straddle highways, a way of life, and the beating heart of several supporting industries, all designed to keep the truck and its human pilot running. A truck is expenses, a breakable machine controlled by a fallible human, subject to labor laws and rules about interstate commerce. A truck is all of those things, and it may soon be a robot, too.
As if the the Loch Ness monster were netted and dragged ashore in front of a swarm of cameras, the mythological Mercedes-Benz pickup truck crossed from rumor to reality today when the Three-Pointed Star pulled the cover off this matte green off-road bruiser, dubbed the X-Class.