Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, R.D. Trucking was Martin "Rubber Duck" Penwald's owner/operator trucking business. This is a variation on the original artwork as seen on Rubber Duck's black Mack RS-712LST in Sam Peckinpah's legendary 1978 film, Convoy, starring Kris Kristofferson, Ali MacGraw, Ernest Borgnine, Franklyn Ajaye, and Burt Young. The movie is based on the 1975 country and western novelty song "Convoy" by C. W. McCall and Chip Davis. The film was made when the CB radio/trucking craze was at its peak in the United States, and followed the similarly themed films White Line Fever (1975) and Smokey and the Bandit (1977), and the television series Movin' On (1974). Whether you're a fan of trucksploitation flicks or Mack Trucks, this is a rare design that you won't see many of in your daily travels.
Like all our designs, this one is treated with our signature 'relic-ing' process which includes our own secret recipe of hand-painted chipping, cracking, fading, and just the right touch of yellowing to ensure that it looks the part of a true vintage imprint.** We lay these works of art down on premium BELLA+CANVAS 3001 Unisex Jersey Short Sleeve Tees, one of the softest, best-wearing t-shirts available today, via state of the art direct to garment (DTG) printing which allows us to create a vintage effect that simply can't be accomplished with other printing methods. In short, these shirts are everything you've dreamed of and more - it feels soft and lightweight with just the right amount of stretch making it comfortable and flattering for both men and women.
All BELLA+CANVAS tees are WRAP Certified, ensuring everything from human resources management, health and safety standards, environmental and eco-friendly practices, legal compliance including import/export and customs compliance, and security standards all exceed accepted industry standards to guarantee a sustainable, ethically source garment that you can feel good about.
*Heather colors are 52% combed and ring-spun cotton/48% polyester. Athletic and Black Heather is 90% combed and ring-spun cotton/10% polyester. Ash color is 99% Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton and 1% poly. **Due to the nature of the printing process and different sizes of shirts offered, imprint position and scale may vary slightly from the product images, but we do our best to be as accurate as possible.