In June of 1898, Jeremiah Lynch, a shoe cobbler by trade and the eventual father of 12 (10 boys and 2 girls), was playing poker with some friends at a bar on 18th Street in the Eureka Valley District of San Francisco. By the time the game was over he had won more than just money. In addition to the $12 he had won, he also won a team of horses and a wagon, thus starting a very successful family owned and operated Moving and Storage business. It is one of San Francisco's oldest, serving the Bay Area for over one hundred years.
When Jeremiah came home to his wife Mary and told her they were now in the express business, she was beside herself. As time went on, the business changed from a local drayage business to a moving company.
Soon after the invention of the gas engine Jeremiah thought it was time to invest so he purchased the family's first motor vehicle, a truck. He died shortly thereafter and the business was passed down to the oldest son Dan. When he died it was passed around the family and finally purchased by one of his youngest sons, George.
George's family still owns and operates the business today. George passed away November 15, 1999 at the age of 85. He will be missed.
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In the United States, a commercial driver's license is required to drive any type of commercial vehicle weighing 26,001 lb (11,794 kg) or more. In 2006 the US trucking industry employed 1.8 million drivers of heavy trucks.
The year 1611 marked an important time for trucks, as that is when the word originated. The usage of "truck" referred to the small strong wheels on ships' cannon carriages. Further extending its usage in 1771, it came to refer to carts for carrying heavy loads. In 1916 it became shortened, calling it a "motor truck".While since the 1930's its expanded application goes as faras tosay "motor-powered load carrier".
Truckload shipping is the movement of large amounts of cargo.In general, they move amounts necessary to fill an entire semi-trailer or inter-modal container.A truckload carrier is a trucking company that generally contracts an entire trailer-load to a single customer. This is quite the opposite of a Less than Truckload (LTL) freight services.Less than Truckload shipping services generally mix freight from several customers in each trailer.An advantage Full Truckload shipping carriers have over Less than Truckload carrier services is that the freight isn't handled during the trip.Yet, in an LTL shipment, goods will generallybe transportedon several different trailers.
With the onset of trucking culture, truck drivers often became portrayed as protagonists in popular media.Author Shane Hamilton, who wrote "Trucking Country: The Road to America's Wal-Mart Economy", focuses on truck driving.He explores the history of trucking and while connecting it development in the trucking industry.It is important to note, as Hamilton discusses the trucking industry and how it helps the so-called big-box stores dominate the U.S. marketplace. Hamiltoncertainlytakes an interesting perspectivehistoricallyspeaking.
Smoke and the Banditwas releasedin 1977, becoming the third-highest grossing movie.Following only behind Star Wars Episode IV and Close Encounter of the Third Kind, all three movies making an impact on popular culture.Conveniently, during that same year, CB Bears debuted as well. The Saturday morning cartoon features mystery-solving bears who communicate by CB radio. As the 1970's decade began to end and the 80's broke through, the trucking phenomenon had wade.With the rise of cellular phone technology, the CB radio was no longer popular with passenger vehicles, but, truck drivers still use it today.