"Snake Plissken? Me hear you dead." I saw it a lifetime ago but I recall it being rather OTT where I think it would be better served with a subdued Twilight Zone surreal touch. King's stories often remind me of things my little niece comes up with. "What if there were actually monsters in that fog?" "What if the car wouldn't start and we couldn't get away from that dog?". And so on. I can picture King eating at a truck stop looking out the window and thinking "What if no one was driving those trucks?". I remember reading the short story when I was a kid and it worked because it did keep it simple and weird not unlike the movie Duel (waiting for Greg Cox...) where they never show the truck driver and you don't know why it's happening.