Bad luck for those who ordered one of these two Tesla Model X SUVs; they were dead and destroyed on arrival. The top floor of a large car transport truck suddenly collapsed, sending the two heavy electrics to the bottom.
We have seen a many endlessly long car transport trucks but today we have a new King of Country, and likely of the World. This enormous monster was Spotted in China near the great city of Xiamen in Fujian Province by Reader Jos T., thank you for the pictures! The truck seems about 30 meters long and doesn’t really fit in one frame.
A very scary truck, Spotted in China late at night on the southern section of the Fifth Ring Road in Beijing by Reader Lao Wei, thank you for the pictures! The truck is transporting a shipping container but the container is too wide. It sticks out about 30 centimeters on the left side of the flat bed.
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.
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.
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…
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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.
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.
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.
Over the years we have seen many great examples of car transport the Chinese way, with two rows of cars on top on endlessly long trucks. We had however never seen how these trucks go through tunnels that are just a bit too narrow. Now we have; they drive in the middle! With many thanks to Reader Robert who is currently making a challenging road trip from Shanghai to Kashgar.