Wishlist for next generation tractors. Go!

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by Infosaur, Sep 19, 2019.

  1. Infosaur

    Infosaur Road Train Member

    A diagnostic screen that gives me useful information, not just a check engine light.

    Integrated 8" display so I don't have to mount and/or suction cup 4-6 different devices (which are technically illegal anyway) GPS, Qualcomm, eLog, XMradio, to name a few.

    Cameras that give me NEW perspectives, not just a clone of the passenger mirror. Like the rear of the trailer, inside the trailer, rear of the tractor and top of the truck.

    And probably my real reason for starting this thread: onboard toilet and blackwater tank. I went with my father to a boat show this weekend and they can fit a head (navy latrine) in a 12' 9" draft fishing skiff! Shower too if you bring $$ (it's a hose and a washable floor.) I know dedicated OTR guy are always fighting for space but now that all TVs are flat I think we can spare 10 cu/ft. Blackwater tank can hang below with the fuel & DEF.
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  2. Mid-May Trucker

    Mid-May Trucker Heavy Load Member

    Oct 23, 2018
    Engine blows if at the fuel lane too long.
  3. Snailexpress

    Snailexpress Road Train Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    AI chip implemented in driver head.
    Peeing on parking lot - electrical shock
    Too long between fuel pumps - electrical shock
    Parked on the exit - electrical shock.
    Programmable device.
    Intothesunset, Bakerman, mhyn and 2 others Thank this.
  4. Cattleman84

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

    Nov 1, 2017
    The Sticks, Idaho
    Manual transmissions only... Blinkers that dont automatically cancel... Air ride seats that can actually be lowered to the floor OR raised to put your shoulders on the ceiling. Most importantly, No DPF.
  5. pushbroom

    pushbroom Road Train Member

    Sep 1, 2012
    I'm all for deleting all the gauges and replacing them with two big lights. One red, one green. Green means drive red means stop. No more, hey can i drive with a check engine light? Or my diff temp is 5 degrees hotter what do I do. I hear a rattle can i keep driving?
    Look at the lights. Is it green? hit the road and turn the radio up!
  6. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

    Apr 26, 2013
    Less cheap plastic parts! More quality made material . no nore auto trannys! No more safety sevice, collision, all that crap
  7. mhyn

    mhyn Road Train Member

    Dec 29, 2008
    Northridge, CA
    so many utopists here :)
  8. Snailexpress

    Snailexpress Road Train Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    H. Wells, Jules Verne, Aleksey N. Tolstoy were utopists too at their time. Now we have laser weapon, we were on the Moon, we have nuclear subs.
    Who knows about trucking future?
    D.Tibbitt and mhyn Thank this.
  9. olddog_newtricks

    olddog_newtricks Medium Load Member

    Jun 3, 2018
    How about just making them dependable again . Enough of the constant shop time because of emissions crap.
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