Ben Crankleshaft is a character in Cars.
Ben considers the open road his home, fellow truckers his family, and the Top Down Truck Stop his dining room. He has few close buddies, but can make friends in every town he passes through. Once Ben's met someone, he never forgets their name. He can recognize a familiar grille anywhere.
Ben is seen at the Top Down Truckstop, and in the credits where he entered Radiator Springs.