On forum: 04/08/2007
The Death Trucks aren't around to pick up the dead, period. In fact, the term Death Truck was not applied by Monolith or C-Consciousness at all, but rather by the stalkers themselves.
The Death Trucks are, in actuality, meant to transport those who infiltrated deep into the Zone (and were subsequently brainwashed by the Wish Granter), out of the heart of Chernobyl, to the entrance where they would blend with the locals and help enforce C-Consciousness' ideals. Unfortunately, thanks to the Zone's harsh conditions, and the Wish Granter's less-than-gentle brainwashing techniques, many of these S.T.A.L.K.E.R.s are killed in transport, hence giving these trucks their unique name.