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How Road Trains (aka Truck Trains) Work

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.

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  • How does a jet truck work?
    How does a jet truck work?

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

  • How Repo Trucks Work
    How Repo Trucks Work

    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? See more »

  • How Road Trains (aka Truck Trains) Work
    How Road Trains (aka Truck Trains) Work

    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. See more »

  • How Unimogs Work
    How Unimogs Work

    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. See more »

  • What is the biggest truck in the world?
    What is the biggest truck in the world?

    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? See more »

  • 1980-1989 Ford Trucks
    1980-1989 Ford Trucks

    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. See more »

  • 1990-1991 Chevrolet 454 SS
    1990-1991 Chevrolet 454 SS

    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. See more »

  • 1990-1999 Ford Trucks
    1990-1999 Ford Trucks

    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. See more »

  • 1991-1992 GMC Syclone
    1991-1992 GMC Syclone

    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. See more »

  • 2000-2007 Ford Trucks
    2000-2007 Ford Trucks

    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. See more »

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