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Ran across these 2 today. Don't see many anymore.

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Especially day cabs.

Dennis

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42 minutes ago, jingles1928 said:

Especially day cabs.

Dennis

exactly what I was thinking

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I rode in truck almost just like that except with a sleeper, from Ashburn Georgia to Chicago Illinois with a load of watermelons in about 1979. I swore if I ever got back home I would never ride in a semi again.  It was hot in there, that thing rode like a two horse wagon and I think we changed every tire on it before we got back. They still look cool though. I would take off in one now and smile all the way there and back.

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Think you could still clamber up over the wheel to get in the thing?

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21 hours ago, DONS 504 said:

cummins powered are they from north carolina

Ha-Ha...  I was expecting to see the back half of a 6-71 Detroit sticking out behind the cab in that one picture.  IH's answer to the GMC Crackerbox.

Company I drove for kept buying more and more used TranStars. From Ruan Leasing, Saunders Leasing, plus several they already had.  I drove one a couple times.  By the time I did my 450-500 miles and three loads of freight climbing up/down into one of the @&%#? things I was tired.  Tried to stay with my conventional tractors, Cummins powered,  No Detroits!  For a month or two I ran Davenport to Chicago, loaded both ways and picked up six loaded trailers to shuttle 2 miles to the Milwaukee Railroad Intermodal yard, and grab six emptys and spot them for the next day.  Total of 14 trailers a day including my loads to/from Chicago.  If I had good luck, after Rush Hour, I could shuttle all 12 trailers to the railyard in an Hour!  I'd be 3-4 consecutive check-in's in a row into and out of the railyard.  And I still spent more time waiting in line than driving.  I was about 35 years younger back then,  had one speed,  Wide Open!

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