08 Jul Steph: My dream truck
Dodge City, Kansas – I have found that I do some of my best thinking with a windshield in front of me. While I was over-the-road trucking this spring, I started to daydream about the different features a truck could have that would make life in a truck that much more enjoyable. Mind you, most of these things are pure imagination but it’s certainly a place to start.
- A holographic barista that will prepare you any coffee drink known to man (bring on the espresso).
- Autopilot — that’s got to be close on the trucking horizon, don’t you think?
- To go hand in hand with the autopilot, the driver’s seat should swivel so the driver can easily move in, out and around the seat/cab.
- A little more about this seat… it should also have the capabilities of a high-end massage chair — one that actually relaxes you and doesn’t leave you in a bigger pile of knots than when you started.
- In the sleeper, there should be a button you press that slides the solid roof of the sleeper to one side to expose a starry night.
- A giant flat-screen TV that folds down from the roof between the main cab and sleeper. If there’s autopilot, there’s plenty of time to catch up with your Netflix-ing.
- Blow a tire? A motor? Maybe an alternator? No worries — the truck will notify you when these things happen, slowly get you to safety and fix itself.
- An interactive motherboard that could do anything from teaching you a foreign language to reading you books (in different voices per character) to singing you a lullaby before bed, making the time over the road that much better.
- The ability to change colors anytime. Tuesday could be purple; but maybe by Friday you’re feeling more adventurous, and you want it to be camouflage.
- Wheels that turn into propellers so the truck can go underwater. This serves absolutely no purpose — just sounds super cool.
I hope that inspired you to make some adjustments to your truck or just gave you a good laugh — it’s a win in my book either way. Happy harvest!All Aboard Wheat Harvest™ is sponsored by High Plains Journal and John Deere. You can contact Steph at firstname.lastname@example.org.