Originally Posted by markw
Dave, your picture doesn't make you look old enough to have driven twin sticks. Now for me, the first trailer I ever backed up was a 40' Fruehauf behind a 1951 Diamond T. I was 17 at the time and hadn't yet been born when the truck was new. When we picked up the new RW, I told my wife, "you do realize it's been 40 years since I've handled a trailer this big".
Mark...I'll take that as a complement!
I started driving in 1978 and the first driving for "Farm Services" hauling ammonia and gasoline with an old "binder" (International) with a twin stick 4x4, complete with air start. I've hauled about everything off and on from refer, flatbed, baffles tanks and doubles. I ran with 3 log books for many years.
Then one day (1996) I had a dream of starting our business and we went for broke. I also drove charter coaches on week ends trying to make a little extra money when we started our business. Thankfully it all worked out