A Look Back at the Trucker Hat Part Two

In part one of our look back at the trucker hat, we discussed a little bit about the history of these iconic hats and where they got started. In the second part of our series, we’ll take a look at a few of the people who have helped to make them so famous in pop culture.

Wondering who we’ve picked as our favorite people to adopt this style? Keep reading to find out!

Dustin From Stranger Things

If you’ve been watching Netflix’s latest hit series, you probably know and love Dustin. Always bearing his signature toothy grin and quick with a hilarious retort, Dustin helps to keep things from getting too heavy on Stranger Things.

The first season of the show was met with critical acclaim and was loved by many, and if you haven’t seen the second season which recently premiered, it’s time to plan out a few nights to get caught up. The reviews are starting to roll in and the second season is shaping up to be even more enjoyable than the first! This of course is thanks in part to Dustin and the fact that he’s always wearing his red, white, and blue trucker hat.

Frank Rossitano

If you’ve ever seen an episode of 30 Rock, you probably remember Judah Friedlander’s character Frank Rossitano. Rossitano is known for wearing a different trucker hat in every episode of the hit show. The character is featured in all 138 episodes of the series and his hats often featured comical phrases such as “Ninja Expert,” “Arcade Champ,” “Mystery Solver,” “Alabama Legsweep,” “Alien Knight Force,” “Role Model,” “Pinball Mechanic,” “Monster Truck Wrestling,” and “Voted Twice.”

Needless to say, the hats that Frank wears have always been a hilarious addition to an already hysterical show that is written by and starring Tina Fey and often features the always-funny Alec Baldwin.

Dale Gribble

A fan favorite on King of the Hill, Dale Gribble (also occasionally known as Rusty Shackleford) is often seen wearing a blaze orange trucker hat. Known for believing just about every conspiracy theory in the book and being incredibly skeptical of the government, Dale also owns his own extermination business in the form of Dale’s Dead Bug.

If you’ve never seen King of the Hill, do yourself a favor and make it a priority. We think that you’ll agree that Dale Gribble is a highlight of the show and a source of constant humor in a show that’s known for being hilariously over the top.

We’re One of the Nation’s Top Freight Trucking Companies

At Stephen Izzi Trucking and Rigging, we will continue to wear trucker hats whether they’re in style or not. We also strive to be the best when it comes to freight trucking, heavy machinery moving, industrial rigging, and crating. Regardless of why you come to us, you can rest assured that we know how to take great care of our customers.

For over four decades our team of experts has been providing incredible value and high quality customer service to each and every one of our clients. With an eye for detail and the ability to efficiently handle every project with cost effectiveness in mind, we’re at the top of our game. By striving to complete your project on time and in your budget, we set ourselves apart from other nationwide trucking companies.

Learn about the Stephen Izzi difference for yourself by reaching out to our team today to get a free quote. Simply provide us with a bit of information and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you!

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