Greener Times

Heavy truck builders have always enjoyed using letter abbreviations to denote model lines. It would seem over the years that only a few certain letters were deemed good enough to be a truck name as the same letters would surface again and again. While no one dared to use the letter B for their trucks other than Mack, the letters R, L, and A were both shared among International and Mack over the course of their storied truck building careers. Here we see what I believe to be a Mack LJ and a L-Series International. The production of both model lines over lapped by a number of years with little confusion. I’m not sure what the letter L means to truck building folk but apparently it was the right character for the job.

Found in the hillsides of Herkimer County these two trucks eagerly await the day their letter is called again.

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