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    Southern-Shaker

    Anyone remember the ol' driver who's handle was, "Southern-Shaker"?

    if ya do let me know asap!


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    I bet he was from the south and drove a Freightliner, ah, shaker..........

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    he was famous back in the late 70s and 80s for have a truck that run high triple digets and he run it that way. he ran mainly across I-10. and the only name i ever heard him by was the southern shaker. he was on the cover of a mag one time but i do not remember the name of it.

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    Help 2 "Southern-Shaker" Real or Fake.

    SouthernShaker was a truck driving legend back in the 70's through the 80's when my dad was still OTR, he says a lot of driver's talked about him & a lot of driver's told my dad he had the fastest truck on the road.

    My dad also said that he thinks he actually saw the legend one time when he was passing through Arizona. Dad was pushin around 80mph or so & he looked in his mirrors cause he saw some headlights comin' up fast. He said he hollerd for the hand but didn't get a response, the truck pulled up next to him quick and kinda slowed a little bit, then put the hammer down and my dad said he pulled away from him like he was slammin on the brakes.


    *please no rude comments, I just want to know if any drivers have ever heard of this man or not. If you have, please let me know!

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    The Legend of Shaker was nothing more then a legend.The "Ghost Rider" of Out Law Trucking and all the stories of proto type engines and rail car escorts out of Arizona have never been proven,nor will they ever.

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    Here is some info I found on the "Shaker". I heard of him back in the day. They say he drove for Carolina Western. I ran with some of their guys in the 70's. They had some of the fastest trucks on the road, and the story of get it there fast, we will pay all tickets was true.

    Story was Az banned them unless they could prove their trucks would not run over 100 mph. I have been running around 80 and a CW truck turn me around like I was backing up. Really nice maroon and black Petes with 1693, 425 Cats turned way up. I looked into one drivers truck, and they were as nice as you could get from the factory at that time.

    Here is a link to a discussion about Southern Shaker and Carolina Western.

    http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/fo...p?topic=5176.0

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    Quote Originally Posted by stranger View Post
    Here is some info I found on the "Shaker". I heard of him back in the day. They say he drove for Carolina Western. I ran with some of their guys in the 70's. They had some of the fastest trucks on the road, and the story of get it there fast, we will pay all tickets was true.

    Story was Az banned them unless they could prove their trucks would not run over 100 mph. I have been running around 80 and a CW truck turn me around like I was backing up. Really nice maroon and black Petes with 1693, 425 Cats turned way up. I looked into one drivers truck, and they were as nice as you could get from the factory at that time.

    Here is a link to a discussion about Southern Shaker and Carolina Western.

    http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/fo...p?topic=5176.0


    wow that was incredible! thank you so much for helping me out with this one!

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    This is what a fast Carolina Western truck looked like in their hayday.

    If you saw one in the mirror, you had better move over, quick.

    Notice all the tags on the front bumper. That was before IFTA and single state registration
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    Quote Originally Posted by stranger View Post
    This is what a fast Carolina Western truck looked like in their hayday.

    If you saw one in the mirror, you had better move over, quick.

    Notice all the tags on the front bumper. That was before IFTA and single state registration

    beautiful trucks! I heard southern shaker drove a peterbilt 359 gangster cab, but then again I also heard the only trucks that CWE had was k (or w?) 100's, pete 352 cabovers, but i never heard anything about 359's in their fleet. Was southern shaker for sure hired onto CWE? Maybe he was a o/o or something

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    According to a trusted source of mine the man who claims to be Shaker is alive and well, though no longer driving.
    He is supposedly a member of the Gantt family, who owns that chicken hauling outfit, Gantt Trucking of Lexington SC.

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