Eye Candy

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Old School's Comment
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I've always enjoyed taking in the sights at the truck stops. What I mean is I enjoy seeing all the different trucks.

I like to see the old "Cab Overs" - I think I've heard them referred to as "Kidney Crushers" - If I were ever going to go the owner operator route, I would get one of those old classics and run it across the country - just because I could! Just take a look at this one that I saw on the cover of a trucking publication - That's classic stuff man!


Here's another one I spotted at a truck stop that was really neat and clean with a husband and wife team running refrigerated loads in it. If you think it is tight quarters in your condo conventional cab, imagine living together with another person in this rig!


Here's a neat looking wrecker that I spotted this morning at the "Midway" truck stop in Columbia, MO. I was interested because of the nice clean looking graphics on the truck, but then I got a little chuckle out of what some of them said. It's pretty obvious this Peterbilt has a Caterpillar engine - you'll know what I mean when you see what it says on the fuel tanks!


Hey, if you see a really cool truck out there, feel free to add it to this thread of "Eye Candy." You can even add your own truck in here if you like - there's no rig any better than your own - in fact I think I'll be the first to put up a pic of my own rig in here.

There she is, my home, my transportation, and my paycheck each week. We've bonded together real nicely, I''l hate to give her up one day, but then there will be another that I'll grow fond of as we criss-cross the country together on the open road!


Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.


Prime Student Driver

Prime Inc has a CDL training program and the first phase is referred to as PSD. You'll get your permit and then 10,000 miles of on the road instruction.

The following is from Prime's website:

Prime’s PSD begins with you obtaining your CDL permit. Then you’ll go on the road with a certified CDL instructor for no less than 75 hours of one-on-one behind the wheel training. After training, you’ll return to Prime’s corporate headquarters in Springfield, Missouri, for final CDL state testing and your CDL license.

Obtain CDL Permit / 4 Days

  • Enter program, study and test for Missouri CDL permit.
  • Start driving/training at Prime Training Center in Springfield, Missouri.
  • Work toward 40,000 training dispatched miles (minimum) with food allowance while without CDL (Food allowance is paid back with future earnings).

On-the-Road Instruction / 10,000 Miles

  • Train with experienced certified CDL instructor for 3-4 weeks in a real world environment.
  • Get 75 hours of behind-the-wheel time with one-on-one student/instructor ratio.
  • Earn 10,000 miles toward total 40,000 miles needed.
G-Town's Comment
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"Large Cars" and "Rooster Cruisers"... Anything cabover with a long wheel base has my undivided attention. Trucks are cool.


When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

David's Comment
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My first truck back when I started with Swift. This was hours after I got my first load picked up and started heading up Donnor Pass by my self.


This is my fave. Truck I drove. Loved the D13 engine this Volvo had not to mention it was my "first" new truck. Had 33 miles on the odometer when I got it


ChickieMonster's Comment
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I've always loved anything with wheels: cars, motorcycles, dragsters. But I never really paid attention to big trucks before I started CDL school. Now I'd rather look at trucks than cars! I see all kinds of beautiful trucks out here but I never can get a good picture!

But my favorite truck will be the one I'm getting in just a few days! You can bet I'm gonna be posting pics of that beauty! I name all my vehicles and I've already got one picked out for the truck...


Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Chris K.'s Comment
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I couldn't find pic , but I know some of you old guys remember the BJ and The Bear truck.

Michael S.'s Comment
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I couldn't find pic , but I know some of you old guys remember the BJ and The Bear truck.

Yes, yes I do. Here's a picture of Bear's Kenworth COE, with bonus Kenworth. What show is the W-925 from, Chris K?


Chris K.'s Comment
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I have been looking this one up and there must be 100s of these used in shows, etc If you are asking about that particular KW its from Movin On. There was one very similar in Superman.

Bolt's Comment
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That is Sonny Pruitts tractor from Movin On, Merle Haggard (rip) sang the theme song. I grew up in the 70's and 80's and watched all the trucking shows. That is what fueled my love for trucks. I have always admired them at truck stops and running up and down the highway. I got into construction instead of trucking but soon I will rectify that.


Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Chris K.'s Comment
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Anyone remember The Great Smoky Roadblock w Henry Fonda?

Old School's Comment
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I was at home a few days this week to get my stitches removed from my recent surgery. I stopped by the local truck parts store to stock up on a few light bulbs and spotted this beast sitting in the parking lot. Don't know who it belongs to, but it was a wild looking ride!


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