Sonny Pruitt/Movin' On And BJ & The Bear

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David L.'s Comment
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Most of you aren't old enough to remember Movin' On and BJ & the Bear, but they were TV shows that had truckers and the trucks as part of the cast! Actually, Claude Akins and Frank Converse for Movin' On got their pre-CDL Chauffeur's licenses and did their own driving.

Anyway, we spend so much time talking, thinking, and griping about training and getting to the business that I think we need to take a break. Here's a 2007 article about a father and son that found and bought the two trucks that "starred" in the TV shows.

Have fun! A BLAST FROM TRUCKING’S PAST

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  • 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.
Ralph G. ( Arejay )'s Comment
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I don't remember Movin' On at all... But I have a clear recollection of BJ and the Bear, was one of my most favorite shows back in the day when I was a wee lad.

Brian M.'s Comment
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Most of you aren't old enough to remember Movin' On and BJ & the Bear, but they were TV shows that had truckers and the trucks as part of the cast! Actually, Claude Akins and Frank Converse for Movin' On got their pre-CDL Chauffeur's licenses and did their own driving.

Anyway, we spend so much time talking, thinking, and griping about training and getting to the business that I think we need to take a break. Here's a 2007 article about a father and son that found and bought the two trucks that "starred" in the TV shows.

Have fun! http://www.tenfourmagazine.com/PerfZone/2007/5.html

You are bringing back so many great memories. My favorite tv show when I was 9 yrs old. That is when I really wanted to be a trucker, fortunately its not to late. Know all I need is a chimp.smile.gifsmile.gif https://www.truckingtruth.com/truckers-forum/includes/smileys/smile.gif

CDL:

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.
Ralph G. ( Arejay )'s Comment
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Feeling kinda' dense, I'm trying to figure out how to upload a picture to TT to embed in a posting.... hmmmm......

David L.'s Comment
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Feeling kinda' dense, I'm trying to figure out how to upload a picture to TT to embed in a posting.... hmmmm......

I think you need an account like Photobucket or such and have posted a bazillion times!

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Terry C.'s Comment
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I remember movin on as a kid. It's where I started liking "white frieghtliner" as my favourite truck!!

Daniel B.'s Comment
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What are you guys talking about?

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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What are you guys talking about?

Way before your time Daniel. These were TV shows that were playing after I graduated high school.

Ernie

Michael S.'s Comment
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Daniel, TV was like the internet in that it had content you could view on a screen. Most houses only had one, you could change stations (web sites) but you couldn't select anything other than what that channel was broadcasting. It was old-timey BUT it was wireless.

The screens were lodged inside veneered boxes.

Before 1965 many shows were in black and white.

Terry C.'s Comment
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If I was old enough to remember movin on, I would have had to be between 5-7 years old. So that would have been 1975-1977

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