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By SteveH. - Monday, July 07, 2008 1:46 PM
My affair with trucks began in 1970 at the age of 13. My dad got a job as a foreman of a farm and ranch in southern arizona. About a year later the farm acquired a 1965 w9 Kenworth, with a Cummins and a 4 X 4. I started driving this truck around the farm when I was 14, and drove it everywhere. I used it as personal transportation for most of a year, and then it started hauling fertilizer from Utah, so I shifted my sights onto a 4070 IH cabover with a detroit. The sound this thing made was amazing, and boy it would run, As soon as I turned 16 and got my license, I could start (illegally) pulling grain trailers to the elevator. I drove the IH and a White Freightliner, plus the Kenworth. The White and the IH had 9 or 10 speeds, I can't remember for sure. But I always loved the KW. I finally got my chauffuers license at 18, and started making night trips to Willcox, Az for fertilizer, pulling a set of doubles. We would pull up to a train car and drive a little front end loader into a box car and load our bottom dumps with fertilizer. We did it at night because the sheriffs were not out at night.

More later.

By Rogerstar1 - Tuesday, October 02, 2012 3:22 PM
I'm waiting man, to hear the rest of your engaging, well told, trucking career....
By Brink - Thursday, October 04, 2012 10:36 PM
Projects? what are those! you sound like me, all I want to do is finish a project, Keep at it and it will happen, my problem is I loose interest, or maybe get tired of pitching money at it. (I like Baseball), Yankees fan! anyway more power to ya. I bought a 7DC Champ in Arizona, Still not finished! But getting there! I have a K-125 Cummins 13 RTO, and I like working on it. and its alot cheaper than the 7DC But I will say the parts are going up, on the truck side, especially if you deal with Kenworth. Good luck and smooth driving, Afellow trucker Sunny