When riding into Memphis from Mississippi with my wife Nicki, we occasionally see an 18-wheeler with Star Trek emblems, ship, and characters painted on the side of it.

I’ve seen it here and there for a few years now- either at a weigh station or going the opposite direction on I-55, usually early in the morning before rush-hour hits.

I always called it the “Trekker-Trucker“. Nicki refers to it as the “Shatner-Mobile“. Either way it’s definitely “Have Geek, Will Travel” approved!

But this “Enterprise” is not commanded by the Federation’s Captain James T. Kirk.

Nope, it is piloted by Captain Kirk Williams–¬†owner and operator of the Jackson, Mississippi based trucking company, “Captain Kirk Enterprises”. I couldn’t find out much about him and his truck on-line, but did run across this article.

Captain Kirk and his 18-wheeled Enterprise make a regular round-trip run to Memphis and back each day of the week. I usually see him on I-55, the weigh station there, or making his way through Memphis on I-240.

I wonder if he’s made a run to “Trek Fest” in Riverside, IA– the future birthplace of Capt. James T. Kirk- or to the Starship Pegasus restaurant in Italy, TX

…before it closed its doors..? Heard it may come back as a flea market and farmers market. Hope so- I love weird buildings and attractions. This country is losing a lot of its strange roadside attractions.

Good luck Capt. Kirk on your daily missions to Planet Memphis…and may you live long and prosper!