We live on our screens. I'm literally staring at a computer screen right now. When I'm in the studio and on-air, I'm staring a desktop. When I'm out DoorDashing, I'm staring at my phone. I can't escape screens, and neither can you! Not even the road is safe from screens because I'm catching trucks with literal TV's installed on the sides.

Box Trucks with LED Screens Distracting Drivers on Route 9

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I was DoorDashing recently (more screens), and while I'm sitting at a light on Route 9, I notice a truck with LED screens with rotating promotions parked nearby. You would've thought there was an accident because passing cars would slow down to see what was going on.

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This truck, in particular, was promoting Hannaford deals. Funny enough, it wasn't even parked at a Hannaford. There was one a few miles away, but still! It's one thing to have digital billboards on the side of the road, but now we are going to have to worry about them ON THE ROAD?

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Funny enough, I covered this same topic back last June. I hadn't seen one of these kinds of trucks since. I remember people on Facebook saying that this isn't new, and that they are familiar with it in more urban areas like in New York City. Great, even more roadway congestion in the city. It may be more common in NYC, but it's still relatively unique in the Hudson Valley

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The first time I saw something like this, I was caught off guard when the screen read something different than what I saw a moment ago. Was I tripping out, or was the signage changing. I started paying more attention to the truck and noticed that the screens were changing. I couldn't believe it!

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The truck was flashing special deals for Hannaford back then, too. I guess Hannaford has a monopoly of these kinds of things. First of all, I was thinking, those are some great deals! But secondly, how does an LED screen truck work like this? As I got a little closer, I saw a link on the truck which said gbtruck.com.

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What is Guerrilla Mobile Billboards?

Guerrilla Mobile Billboards offers LED and Static mobile billboard trucks for rent. And their concept isn't all that new, apparently. Though it was my first time seeing something like this, Guerrilla Mobile Billboards has been amplifying messages and brand awareness with mobile outdoor advertising for over 20 years.

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Dynamic LED style and traditional static style mobile billboards both provide flexibility of location and time. For example, a mobile billboard ad can drive amidst commuter traffic in the morning, pedestrian lunchtime traffic at noon and return to rush hour congestion by early evening.

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Billboard trucks also provide geographic flexibility. You can target small local areas at the zip code level for intensive coverage, or larger regional areas for a broader impact. Mobile billboard truck campaigns can run as short as one day or as long as several months or more.

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Some facets that their website cites as being high-target areas include:

  • Suburban areas where traditional outdoor billboard advertising may be prohibitively expensive or completely unavailable
  • Outdoor events such as parades and festivals where there are no traditional out of home advertising opportunities
  • Picket lines or protests that may change location and need large-scale awareness support
  • Whenever you want to go to the consumer instead of waiting for the consumer to come to you

Does this mean we will be seeing more trucks like this in the coming years flooding our streets? How will this help businesses big and small? What will this mean for attention spans and distracted driving? Only time will tell, I guess, but I thought this was pretty neat and impressive as I drove by it the other day.

If you have a business that is looking for a unique way to advertise, you can visit Guerrilla Mobile Billboard's website.

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