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Over the past 11 years, American Trucking Associations officials have testified before Congress 19 times in support of higher fuel taxes. Wait, what?

And yeah, they really can see exactly what's going on in your car from their cab.

Australian road trains are the true bad boys of the Outback. These smoke-belching demons are hundreds of feet long, barrel down desolate highways and can weigh more than 200 tons when fully loaded.

The first Unimog prototypes were created in 1947, but throughout the decades, this hard-working jack-of-all-trades truck has evolved into one of the most versatile off-roaders on the planet.

Mining trucks are the biggest trucks in the world. But the question is this: Which manufacturer builds the one officially known as the world's largest truck?

With Toyota Tundra pictures, take a look at this Toyota truck and its features. Explore Toyota Tundra pictures and learn more.

Truck owners can list countless reasons for their reliance on their truck. Peruse this image gallery and you'll see some of the coolest models out there, including classic models and cutting-edge concepts.

Did you know that an experienced repo man (or woman) can hook up a vehicle and drive off in about 10 seconds -- all without ever leaving the truck's cab? How do they do it?

The 1990-1991 Chevrolet 454 SS pickup helped kick off the muscle-truck trend. To create the pickup Chevrolet plucked its big-block V-8 from the heavy-duty-truck line and stuffed it into a short-box C1500 Sportside pickup. Read about the 1990-1991 Chevrolet 454 SS.

The 1991-92 GMC Syclone didn't just compete with the other trucks in its class -- it also outran most muscle cars of its day. Check out specifications on all the parts that made this truck so powerful.

Ford Motor Company started out with a bang in the early 1900s, but it had a hard time popularizing its first trucks. When the market finally caught up though, there was no stopping them. Read this richly-detailed history of one of the greatest auto ideas of all time.

Improved offerings and added options are Ford's focus this century. The Excursion, Super Duty truck, and F-250 were some of the new additions. Learn more about 2000-2007 Ford trucks and see truck photos at HowStuffWorks.

Ford Explorer arrived as other models left and several 1990-1999 Ford trucks were redesigned. This was also the last year for Ford's faithful C-Series trucks. Get more info and see truck photos at HowStuffWorks.

The 1980-1989 Ford Trucks were more focused on fuel efficiency. Ford changed the truck style and engines in the 1980s. The Ford F-Series pickup was also restyled for the new decade. See photos and learn more about 1980-1989 Ford trucks.

Shockwave, a triple jet-engine truck, holds the Guinness record for jet-truck speed at 376 miles per hour. Find out how it works.