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Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Clean trucks are great (for about 24 hours that it stays clean).

Only a couple hours this time but she was overdue. I hate having a dirty truck.

PackRat's Comment
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Me too, but they sure don't stay clean long enough!

Jay G.'s Comment
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Here is one from western Wyoming. Beautiful stretch of land.

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Marc Lee's Comment
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Here is one from western Wyoming. Beautiful stretch of land.

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PackRat's Comment
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That's a fantastic picture you shared with everyone here, Jay. Thanks!

RealDiehl's Comment
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Saw this old fellow at a truck stop. It's for sale!

PackRat's Comment
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Saw this old fellow at a truck stop. It's for sale!

I can't read the phone number on the sign! I'm going to guess from the early 1980s, from the paint/retro graphics, and the grille badge that shows only "FREIGHTLINER", and not "WHITE FREIGHTLINER".

Hope G-Town stops by for the correct identification of this beauty.

G-Town's Comment
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PackRat just rang "The Trucking Truth Truck-Spotter Hotline"...

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I can't read the phone number on the sign! I'm going to guess from the early 1980s, from the paint/retro graphics, and the grille badge that shows only "FREIGHTLINER", and not "WHITE FREIGHTLINER".

Hope G-Town stops by for the correct identification of this beauty.

"Old Trucks"; the gift that keeps on giving.

PackRat you definitely got the year(s) right. Thumbs-up Brother..!

The White Freightliner/Freightliner COE (cabover) was basically the same box-like design from the mid-50's (post "Bullnose" style) until it ceased production in the late 90s. This model is (approximately) an early-mid 80s FLB. Hard to tell the exact year unless you look at the builders plate & serial number. I believe the paint job was factory applied, and in fantastic shape, all things considered. This style was in production throughout the 80s, until the final, more aerodynamic (really?) and more ergo design took place in the early 90s. There are numerous incredibly cool restorations of this style Freightliner and White Freightliner. Google Freightline FLB and you will quickly "see" what I mean. I have a couple of FLBs in my picture gallery from when I used to photograph trucks on display at NHTS Conventions.

This 90's era Black paint job is one of my favorite restored COEs...

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Thanks for posting this pic. RealDiehl..! Cool stuff!

I am a big fan of the COE design...but in the spirit of a true Foamer, wouldn't want to live in one or drive one for extended periods of time. I have a friend who ran team for Nations Way Freight in a 90s FLB. I cannot imagine two big men living in the space available in a cabover. It was common in the 80s and 90s though until the Fed relaxed overall length restrictions allowing a conventonal tractor to run pup-doubles coast-to-coast.

We are spoiled...with the newer designed trucks.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

RealDiehl's Comment
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I know a lot of y'all have an itch that only vintage trucks can scratch. Truth be told, I posted this to see if anyone could provide some info on it. Not disappointed. Thanks. I'm loving that restored model G-Town posted!

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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I know a lot of y'all have an itch that only vintage trucks can scratch.

Yah think? confused.gif

With me it's more like itching a rash...

Cannot get enough of this sort of thing! (a quick look at my photo gallery will tell the story)

Truth be told, my "Nirvana Job" is to run restored trucks to different shows throughout the US and Canada during spring and summer. Using essential driving gear like earplugs, padded seat cushions, padded floor mat under my feet (to dampen the vibration), mini-electric fans to blow the hot air around and all! Believe it or not there are large collections of restored trucks all over the US, both private and company owners. I know a few...

Somebody has to drive them to the shows! Some day... good-luck-2.gif

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