If you missed the debut episodes of the “American Trucker” series last Thursday on the Speed Channel, it’s being rebroadcast tonight at 8 and 11 p.m. ET, and 8 a.m. tomorrow. The next new episodes follow on Thursday, with “Bandit and the Snowman” and “Robb and the Bear,” the latter likely to include sneak-peek material about Paul Sagehorn’s B.J. and the Bear rig I’ve written about so much here. Catch a clip from the sneak-peek here.
In this month’s brand-new edition of Truckers News, I published my interview with “American Trucker” host Robb Mariani, part of my “Exit Only” series/column (pictured), and the broader focus of the series. Take a look over at Truckers News site to read it here.
Some of what he said:
*”“I was into [trucking] from the time I could page through [Grandpa Emil’s] Overdrive magazine. I told my parents I was going to be a truck driver.”
*“I got onto HGTV in 2007 with my design portfolio work” in the second season of the competitive Design Star show. “They couldn’t believe that I was overtly straight, did interior design and had a cabover Ford.”
*”“I can’t host the show without the integrity — I’m not an actor, and I’m always underscoring some points: [Truckers] are clearly the backbone of America, and trucks drive our nation. That’s the thread for me with everything.”
Affected trucks include model year 2008-2018 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700 and 6900 trucks. DTNA says after hard brake applications, the brake light pressure switch may not activate the brake lights with the light application of the brake pedal.