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Johnie King


From:
Tennessee, USA
Post Posted 15 Aug 2018 6:51 am     Reply with quote

This is a picture Of my wife an I with another team Mark chose too advertise the new Cummings 600 horse power engine in the trucking magazine. When he owned J-Mar express out of Arkansas. We Drove for his Dad For 25 years.
Show us pictures from your truck driving days if u also play pedal steel.


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Johnie King


From:
Tennessee, USA
Post Posted 15 Aug 2018 7:02 am     Reply with quote

I know Johnny Cox could tell us how steel playing an truck driving go together.
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Erv Niehaus


From:
Litchfield, MN, USA
Post Posted 15 Aug 2018 7:18 am     Reply with quote

When I was contracting, I drove the Peterbilt and 50 ton lowboy and I still keep my CDL license up. Very Happy
Erv
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Dan Beller-McKenna


From:
Durham, New Hampshire, USA
Post Posted 15 Aug 2018 11:03 am     Reply with quote

Lane Gray here on the forum.
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Bobby Nelson


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North Carolina, USA
Post Posted 15 Aug 2018 2:02 pm     Reply with quote

I don't call myself a pedal steel player yet but I've driven trucks for about 34 yrs - don't do long haul though.
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Jerry Horch


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Alva, Florida, USA
Post Posted 15 Aug 2018 4:52 pm     Reply with quote

I have been in the concrete production business for 42 years.been driving all kinds of mixers,on and off road since I was 20.and plan on getting out in 4 more years, God willing.and all Ive ever really wanted to do is play music! I play every Sunday in church....modern worship music...there is a place for steel even in that music venue...go Dave Dudley
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Ian Rae


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Redditch, England
Post Posted 16 Aug 2018 12:13 am     Reply with quote

I finally achieved my lifelong dream of playing steel. Sadly I have nowhere to keep a truck.
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Lane Gray


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Topeka, KS
Post Posted 16 Aug 2018 4:17 am     Reply with quote

Count me in

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Johnie King


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Tennessee, USA
Post Posted 16 Aug 2018 7:46 am     Reply with quote

Lane Volvo you got the right truck for the job best riding quietest,driving, safest truck truck money can buy.
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Jack Hanson


From:
San Luis Valley, USA
Post Posted 16 Aug 2018 8:21 am     Reply with quote

I've driven bobtail since I was about 18. When the SLV spud harvest starts in a couple weeks, I'll attempt to get a snapshot of me in my turnip truck and post it.
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post Posted 16 Aug 2018 8:36 am     Reply with quote

All my hauling was permit loads.
I had a 4 axle tractor and a 4 axle trailer.
My heaviest load was Terex TS24, twin engine scrapers.
They would weigh up around 100,000 lbs.
A light load would be a Cat D9! Whoa!
Erv
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Dustin Rigsby


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Parts Unknown, Ohio
Post Posted 16 Aug 2018 10:22 am     Reply with quote

I drive for a company that specializes in damaging valuable steel guitars...fill in the blank. 12 years until I can collect my pension. Shocked
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Fred Justice


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Mesa, Arizona
Post Posted 16 Aug 2018 10:47 am     Reply with quote

I have several friends and myself that are retired truck drivers, one or two are still driving.

Dick Hitchcock - Retired Tour Bus driver
Jerry Foster - Retired over the road truck driver
Chris Robbins - Still drives when corn is in season.
Rodney Whitson - Still drives, Amarillo to SF MO.
Myself - Retired double decker car hauler.
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Lane Gray


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Topeka, KS
Post Posted 16 Aug 2018 5:45 pm     Reply with quote

The late Don E. Curtis drove for one of the LTL freight haulers (I want to say Yellow)
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Edward Rhea


From:
Medford Oklahoma, USA
Post Posted 16 Aug 2018 5:58 pm     Reply with quote

I sometimes drive/hi-rail one of these, on the bridge gang....


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David Higginbotham


From:
Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA
Post Posted 16 Aug 2018 6:43 pm     Reply with quote

My daily office for the last couple decades! Winking

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Dustin Rigsby


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Parts Unknown, Ohio
Post Posted 17 Aug 2018 2:35 am     Reply with quote

Fred Justice wrote:
I have several friends and myself that are retired truck drivers, one or two are still driving.

Dick Hitchcock - Retired Tour Bus driver
Jerry Foster - Retired over the road truck driver
Chris Robbins - Still drives when corn is in season.
Rodney Whitson - Still drives, Amarillo to SF MO.
Myself - Retired double decker car hauler.


Fred, I Started out in car haul. I enjoyed that until I fell off the top rack ! Now I’m afraid of heights !
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Paul Pearson


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Alabama, USA
Post Posted 17 Aug 2018 6:11 am     Reply with quote

I transport the most precious cargo in the world school kids been at it for the last 7 years
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Mike Holder


From:
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Post Posted 17 Aug 2018 3:35 pm     Reply with quote

After 25 years of playing on the road, I found myself driving one of these when my gig with Tanya Tucker ended abruptly. I drove them for years then tried an 18 wheeler for a year and a half and wound up back on this again. All in all things could be a lot worse, had some very interesting people as passengers![img]
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richard burton


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Britain
Post Posted 18 Aug 2018 12:04 am     Reply with quote

Only ever driven one once, they took the keys off of me after this and told me to stick to steeling Shocked











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George McLellan


From:
Duluth, MN/Mesa, AZ USA
Post Posted 18 Aug 2018 6:25 am     me too Reply with quote

Me with "Ol Yeller" transporting fire fighters from Slide Mt., Nevada to a forest fire in northern Minnesota.
Geo

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Lane Gray


From:
Topeka, KS
Post Posted 18 Aug 2018 12:58 pm     Reply with quote

richard burton wrote:
Only ever driven one once, they took the keys off of me after this and told me to stick to steeling Shocked


I'm not stuck. Who's going to sign for delivery of this bridge, mate?
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Bill Moran


From:
Virginia, USA
Post Posted 19 Aug 2018 6:49 am     Reply with quote

Lane Gray wrote:
Count me in


That picture would make some folks think you backed them in there . Lol Good photo. I use to piggyback Volvos from Dublin, Va. Nice trucks.
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Lane Gray


From:
Topeka, KS
Post Posted 19 Aug 2018 8:16 am     Reply with quote

I did. In stages. A hostler backed in the rear trailer (it was there when I got to the yard). Then I backed the dolly up to the rear trailer, then I went looking for the front trailer, and backed it up to the dolly.
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Tony Smart


From:
Harlow. Essex. England
Post Posted 19 Aug 2018 8:56 am     Reply with quote

You can always tell a truck driver steel player.

They're the only ones that play wearing mudflaps....
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