If The Freightliner's Arockin'... You Should Come Aknockin'!
This cab over Freightliner Powerliner was being unloaded at the Truckin'
For Kids Truck Show on Sunday Oct. 24th, 2010. If anyone can tell me the
year of this truck, I would appreciate it. The young guy driving wasn't
sure. He thought it was a '76 or and another guy was sure it was a '73.
American Trucker: Robb Goes Vintage
Trucking enthusiast Robb Mariani visits a vintage truck show and learns the
history of the Freightliner.
One of the most under-appreciated jobs throughout the world is truck
driving. Dangerous roads, immense traffic, mindless drivers and difficult
deadlines make over-the-road trucking one of the more demanding professions
anywhere. It's also one of the more fascinating. Hosted by
trucking-enthusiast Robb Mariani, American Trucker takes a look at some of
the most iconic machines, routes and locations that define this largely
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Pikes Peak Super-Turbo Semi Freightliner Race Truck Explained
( http://www.TFLtruck.com ) A few days ago we posted a short video of the
Banks Super-turbo Semi Freightliner Race
truck as it raced up the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill climb. In the
wet, the 2800 hp and 5000 lb-ft of torque Freightliner Race Truck barely
clung to the road as the rear wheels tried to tear up the mountain and
trucks tires. A few days before the race we caught up with Gale Banks, who
explained the thinking and engineering behind installing a turbo, a Supercharger, Intercoolers, and even methanol
Injection system into this monster truck. Check out this entire interview
to get to know this monster truck a little better.
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Loading The Ole Freightliner - The Hard Way
*Watch In HD* I don't know if this truck had locking diff's or if they
were just not able to engage them, but having the rear axles locked-up
probably would've saved a lot of headaches this day. I don't know if this
truck rolled to the show on this trailer or not, but it looks to me, had
everything gone smoothly, that it would've scraped the tanks on the
transition from the ramp to the deck anyway. Luckily the bad decision to
charge the ramp when there are literally just inches of room for error
didn't prove fatal to the driver or that cool old 1971 White/Freightliner
cab-over. One smart decision was made there though, notice how the nice
polished reefer was moved forward out of the danger zone before all the
real drama started. Shot at Truckin' For Kids in Irwindale, California on
Sunday October 6th, 2013.
70's Big Rigs
Big Rigs of the 70's. The era of the cab over big rides. Classy
conventionals. Company paint schemes. Wild factory colors and paint jobs.