In 1936, after the destruction of the Flying Wing due to the intervention of Indiana Jones and Marion Ravenwood, the Nazis decided to transport the Ark of the Covenant to Cairo with a cargo truck, assigning a driver and his passenger to the task.
However, Jones followed them and attempted to take the control of the truck. During the chase, after Major Gobler's gunner failed to shoot Jones, the archaeologist managed to hijack the vehicle, and the first thing he did was throw the passenger out onto the sandy road.
Behind the scenes Edit
The cargo truck passenger was played by an uncredited stuntman in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
In the LEGO adaptations of Raiders of the Lost Ark, this character, as with the Tough Sergeant, is omitted from The Desert Chase. In the TV short film LEGO Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Brick, the Cargo truck driver is depicted as the only occupant of the truck's cab. The LEGO set Race for the Stolen Treasure includes the cargo truck and the driver but again no passenger. The same happens in LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures and its sequel. In the latter, the passenger's role is fulfilled at one point by Arnold Ernst Toht during the cutscenes.