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PackRat's Comment
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Need to dig up that thread Old School started, "Eye Candy", and post some more of this ancient iron there, too.

Marc Lee'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.

Thanks for the info.!

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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

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

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Marc, I got a huge amount of amusement from your comment. I never saw that truck but I assume Schneider owns it? Can you get some history on it? Say Hi to Howard for me. I trained with Howard and I thought he was an interesting character. I developed a bad habit of looking down at the shifter handle quite a bit to be sure of the shift pattern. One day, Howard tells me "If I see you looking down at that shift pattern one more time, I'm going to have them put your butt in an automatic." I said "Are you serious?" Howard said "Damn right I am." I never looked down again and the rest of my training was all in a manual. As soon as I got my first truck, it was an Autoshift. Oh well, worked out for the best.

G-Town's Comment
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Here is the history on the truck Marc photographed...

Schneider’s 75th Anniversary Truck

Rob D.'s Comment
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A little more information about "Vinny" and pictures of the cab:

Schneider Vinny

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