Follow TV Tropes


Series / Movin' On

Go To

Think Route 66, with a big rig in place of the Corvette.

Movin' On is a drama series that aired for two seasons (1974–76) on NBC. The show centers on a couple of independent truckers, Sonny Pruitt (Claude Akins) and Will Chandler (Frank Converse), who get involved in various adventures as they travel across the country.

This show provides examples of:

  • The Alleged Car: Moose & Benjy's GMC Crackerbox.
  • Cool Car: Sonny's green 1974 Kenworth W900 (1972 Kenworth W925 in "In Tandem").
  • Everybody Owns a Ford: Chevrolets in season 1, and Fords in season 2 (although Datsun was credited as the automobile supplier for season 2).
  • Hard Truckin': It shows the adventures of Sonny and Will as they travel around the country while trucking.
  • Title Theme Tune: Composed and performed by Merle Haggard. An extended version was issued as a single and reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in the summer of 1975. To younger fans who never watched the actual series, the song stands out as a salute to truck drivers (a recurring theme in country music).