I watched it a while back on Chiller channel. It was not near as good as Maximum Overdrive. But that happens to be a favorite of mine anyway. Can not figure out while they don't put it on DVD or ever show it on tv.
I wish I had the money, I would start a movie channel strictly devoted to late 70s and 80s movies. Like MO, Night of the Comet, and so many others that never get shown on tv.
I've heard of Trucks but never bothered actually watching it. The thought that it was made for television makes me not want to watch it...but I probably will, inevitably. Maximum Overdrive was good, though.
I've read the short story, seen both Maximum Overdrive and Trucks. I like 'em. I have to side with M.O. because of the menacing White Western Star, aka the goblin and Happy Toyz (btw, White was part of the brand name, nothing to do with the color). But both WS rigs did their part and terrorized the humans they held captive.
I love Maximum Overdrive, but found Trucks to be a complete waste of time. Both are bad movies, but Maximum Overdrive is a hell of a lot of fun, whereas Trucks is just boring. Not an AC/DC song in sight...