It’s named after owner-operator Colin Stuart’s “big ol’ Peterbilt all decked out and tricked out with beautiful murals of horses on the sides of the trailer,” country crooner Leland Martin told my colleagues over at Custom Rigs magazine — “Workin’ Class” is the latest in Martin’s catalog, written after meeting owner-operator Stuart and posing for a photograph with Stuart’s eponymous rig at the Walcott Truckers Jamboree this past July.
The experience had such an effect on Martin, he got home and immediately began writing. “Meeting Colin and seeing his truck inspired me so much that I knew right away I had to write a song for the drivers out there,” Martin told Custom Rigs. “So many folks apparently think truckers have no class or feelings. How wrong they are.” Martin’s working on an album currently — “Workin’ Class” will be its title track.
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.