A dump truck was a type of self-propelled vehicle for ground transportation. It was a subtype of trucks, differentiated by the open-box bed attached at the rear. (STO - Legacy mission: "One Night in Bozeman")
History and specifications
A type of dump truck in use by Humans on Earth in the mid-21st century dwarfed other groundcars, to enable carrying huge payloads. A dump truck could be larger than other trucks, like a contemporary mixer truck. The forward section included a driver's compartment on the left side, with a ladder leading onto a platform to its right. The open-box bed made up the truck's rear section and could be lifted to empty payload. The truck moved across the ground on rubber-shod wheels.
In April 2063, just before Humans broke the warp barrier in Bozeman, Montana on Earth, a four-wheeled dump truck lay abandoned in a quarry adjacent to the Phoenix launch complex. When temporally displaced Borg established a base near the complex on April 04, they infected it, a mixer truck and a minivan car with nanoprobes. The dump truck was turned into the first power relay for a Borg signal tower. While its open-box bed was left alone, the forward section, including the driver's compartment, were encrusted with Borg technology.
When agents led by Seven of Nine arrived at the scene, they disabled the power relays and eliminated the Borg presence, then Seven used her own nanoprobes to remove the Borg technology. (STO - Legacy mission: "One Night in Bozeman")