If you want to be perfectly honest, the pickup truck as we know it is a pretty rudimentary machine. It is little more than a frame supporting two boxes, a solid axle in the rear, and an engine and transmission up front. The Ford F-150 available in Elgin is an intelligent design, so much so, that there has been little reason to change it over the years. Sure, Ford has improved it. Today’s truck uses lightweight materials, plenty of safety and driver assist options, and great new engines and transmissions. The initial task is still the same; haul people in comfort while all the material is kept in the back.