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On Improving Delivery Infrastructure

You've seen the trucks strung along for miles on the open road. Long lines of 'em bringing goods to the masses. Watching them, I had some thoughts on how to improve things... Reduce conflicts: give them their own lane, accessible only to trucks; Improved eficiency: allow them to couple together a longer string of trailers, so that only one truck is pulling many trailers; Improved energy generation systems: design them with a hybrid drivetrain system, like maybe the diesel engine drives an electrical generator, and the traction motors are electric instead; Improved safety: the driver can manage the traction energy but instead of rubber on asphalt we use some kind of rail system to guide the rig to limit traffic conflicts; the the truck/trailers will be guided by these rails; Give the truckers a horn that they can honk at cars at intersections. I'm shocked no one has ever thought of this before.