September 22, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
A heavily overloaded tricycle, Spotted in China late at nights on a highway in Beijing by Reader Lao Wei, thank you for the pictures! The tricycle is transporting at least 11 sacks, likely loaded with recyclables, held together by a few flimsy ropes. On top of that sits a woman, looking remarkable relaxed. Her position is about four meters above the asphalt where cars are passing by at high speeds.
August 30, 2016 by W.E. Ning
TebTech, the company behind the controversial straddling bus, has found a new way to earn a bit of extra cash; they have opened a web shop selling commemorative gold coins, commemorating the test with the TEB-1 straddling bus. The company claims the coins have a “high investment and collection value”.
August 8, 2016 by W.E. Ning
The TEB-1 Straddling bus is in trouble. Chinese state media are saying that it is unsafe, and that the company behind it has illegally raised money. But there is more. TEB, the company behind the bus, distributed the fancy news photos that all media have been using. But the reality looks a lot less fancy.
The biggest news: the TEB-1 doesn’t really run on rails. It runs on wheels. Rubber wheels. Like a… bus. The rubber wheel has a small wheel on each side. Those wheels don’t run on rails either, they run through gutters.
August 3, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
China has started a test with a possibly revolutionary straddling bus, also known as the Transit Elevated Bus (TEB). The basic idea is that the vehicle straddles multiple lanes of traffic, moving over cars without any worries about traffic jams or other delays.
July 4, 2016 by Joey Wang
A truck driver in China’s Liaoning Province crashed into a warning sign. Happily, nobody got hurt. The sign, attached to a monstrously heavy three-tonne two-pole overhead gantry, was supposed to warn drivers not to proceed if their vehicle was higher than 2.8 meters.
The driver of this fine red truck didn’t get all that and steered his 3 meter tall machine straight against the sign. It was only after 50 meters that he noticed something was wrong, and stopped.
June 17, 2016 by Joey Wang
Police in China’s Jiangxi Province stopped a red Dongfeng truck near a toll station. The truck was missing a wheel. The driver, waering a black shirt, said it was no problem. Police thought otherwise and impounded the vehicle. They later learned that the truck had been involved in an accident in another province, causing heavy damage to the cabin, and… the front axle to break.
June 16, 2016 by W.E. Ning
Last week we drove to the seaside town of Beidaihe for some beach and beer, a ride of just under three hundred kilometers each way. Best thing on the road: the crazy car transport trucks. They are incredible long and carry two lines of cars on top. It doesn’t look safe, and it isn’t.
But that doesn’t stop creative truck drivers to add ever more vehicles to their load. We had a misty sky that day which made the trucks look even more monstrous. Starting now with a truck carrying 17 Haval SUVs, including a heavy Haval H9 all the way on the back…
See the Mega Gallery below for all the photos:
March 21, 2016 by W.E. Ning
An absolute impressive Chinese transport truck, Spotted in China by Reader Richard on a highway near the great city of Jinan in Shandong Province. The truck has an enormous extra overhang at the rear, measuring at least eight meters from the original rear end of the vehicle.
March 17, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
A mid size truck carrying a compact truck transporting a red three-wheeler, Spotted in China on a highway by Reader Robert who is making a road trip from Shanghai to Kashgar, thank you for the photos! The three-wheeler appears to be a mobile food stall, selling snacks and drinks.
March 15, 2016 by W.E. Ning
This must be the mother of all crazy Chinese transport truck, it was Spotted in China in the suburbs of Beijing by Reader Lao Wei, thank you for the pictures! The truck is almost endless, measuring at least 30 meters long and some five high. Most impressive however is the overhang at the rear.