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By Virgil Vaupel
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One-Eyed Jack And Paybacks


Enough pollyticks for awhile. I have a true story in the trucking vein I thought you might enjoy. The sequence of events happened back in the day about 1972 or so. You must forgive me if some of the facts aren’t.

There are two different styles of semi trucks: conventional and cab-over. The conventional (long-nose) is the most popular because they have a far smoother ride that do the COEs. (Trucking manufacturers’ jargon for “Cabin-Over-Engine,” thus “cab-over.”)

Before the 1970s most of the long haul trucks were conventionals but a new trucking regulation in several or more sta...

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