Guide Silent Milk Trucks with “Joy Sticks” Like Plane’s (Sep, 1929)
Guide Silent Milk Trucks with “Joy Sticks” Like Plane’s
NOISELESS milk trucks, steered with “joy sticks” like those used in the controls of an airplane, have been introduced in Los Angeles, California. They were recently put in operation, and persons living in the residential districts of the city are no longer roused from their slumber at an early hour by the creaking and banging on the pavement of the old type milk wagons. The new trucks have no steering wheels. They are controlled by either of two “sticks” placed on each side of the truck in the driver’s seat. These allow the milkman to operate the truck from the running board so that he does not have to be squeezing in and out from behind the wheel while making his route. This objection to using regular trucks is therefore eliminated. Brake and clutch pedals are also on each side of the car on the running board, and shift levers are so mounted that they, too, can be operated from the side.