Trucking History – November 2019

November 2019

Land Line Staff


NOV. 16, 1944

T.A. Peterman, the founder of Peterbilt Motors Co., died in Tacoma, Wash., at the age of 51. Peterbilt was founded in 1939.


The trucking anthem “Convoy” by C.W. McCall was released. The song reached No. 1 on the country and pop charts and inspired the 1978 movie of the same name.


OOIDA’s first Truckers for Troops campaign raised $42,083, which was eight times more than the original goal. The campaign, which continues today, raises money to send care packages to service personnel in combat zones.

NOV. 16, 2018

FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez met with the OOIDA Board of Directors at the Association’s headquarters in Grain Valley, Mo. Martinez and OOIDA’s leaders discussed such topics as hours of service and removing “burdensome” regulations with no safety benefits.