Postcards From The Road! (Post Yours Please!)

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PackRat's Comment
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We need several, close up pictures of the old rig on the left.

Marc Lee's Comment
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We need several, close up pictures of the old rig on the left.

Will do. (Just grabbed the one before bus back to hotel pulled out).

Will also try to find out if it is (or how close it is to) "the one that started it all" for this storied company!

Cwc's Comment
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0973591001567690230.jpg Taking a walk on my last trip out west. 0491306001567690324.jpg Well... Now thats over with.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Bruce K.'s Comment
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Marc, the orange tractor trailer is the one you're training in, right?

PackRat's Comment
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Awesome! I'm waiting on G-Town to educate us on the year and model.

G-Town's Comment
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Awesome! I'm waiting on G-Town to educate us on the year and model.

Mid to late 40s International KB-8 or KB-9. Likely gasoline, in-line 6. These are popular trucks with the restoration crowd. I’ve seen this truck at shows.

Roadway used to have a cool restoration too; late 50’s International R-190. Once the merger occurred, it disappeared.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Marc, the orange tractor trailer is the one you're training in, right?

Nope! Howard said it never really shifted right after you were done training on it!

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PackRat's Comment
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Awesome! I'm waiting on G-Town to educate us on the year and model.

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Mid to late 40s International KB-8 or KB-9. Likely gasoline, in-line 6. These are popular trucks with the restoration crowd. I’ve seen this truck at shows.

Roadway used to have a cool restoration too; late 50’s International R-190. Once the merger occurred, it disappeared.

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SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

G-Town's Comment
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For you history buffs, notice the size of the steering wheel (look at the first picture in the 3 picture post Mark made). The wheel size was required to give the driver more leverage to overcome the steering resistance, these trucks do not have power steering. The seat...was basically a bench with some foam padding and a fabric covering. And air conditioning; the windshield was hinged at the top and can be propped open allowing for increased airflow in the hot weather.

Imagine driving for 12+ hours driving this tin can? Yes 12 hours...there were no HOS rules back then. We have it so much easier than truck drivers did from that era.

Mark. thanks for posting these photos. Really good stuff.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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