For 50 years, Overdrive has reviewed, from time to time, the unique challenges that produce haulers face and, in nearly every issue, addresses the importance of safety. The newly posted stories at OverdriveRetro about Floridian patriarch Ed Kimball recount the three-generation legacy he inspired as his sons and grandsons followed his career path as produce haulers and give testimony to Kimball’s fastidious attention to safe driving in hazardous conditions.
Read here about his start at the Port of Tampa, his move to Pompano Beach-based Greenstein Trucking, what some describe as once “the jewel” of the trucking industry and, eventually, to owning his own small fleet with his sons.
Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.