1 9 7 4 – 1 9 7 6 (USA)
1 x 90 minute pilot
44 x 60 minute episodes
This action-adventure series from NBC debuted on Thursday 12 September 1974 and told the stories of a pair of truckers with a gypsy background.
Sonny Pruett (Claude Akins) was a roadwise veteran with a girl at every truck stop, and was ready to fight at the drop of a tyre iron.
His partner Will Chandler (Frank Converse) knew how to handle a big rig too and would fight if provoked, but he was a younger, more cerebral type – a law school graduate as a matter of fact.
The pair shared the driving in Sonny’s 13-geared tractor-trailer, and they shared the trouble they ran into, over, around or through every week.
In one episode they agreed to look after a brat of a girl who claimed to be “the best 12-year-old crapshooter in the world” and then had to burn rubber to catch up with her truck-driver father who was being threatened by mobsters.