I started driving in 1992. JBHunt. I went out with a trainer in a 1989 International 9700 . Setback axle, spring ride, L-10 Cummins, 9 speed, no Jake, 300 horsepower. With a heavy load it would climb a steep grade at 14 mph in 4th gear.
$.21/mile. I stayed one year and 4 days and got outta there.