Talkin' Trucks With Mike:A History of the TNT Companies

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  1. R. Buron

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    The Hanks Forum is always well alive but the pictures collection section is definitively closed.
    However, a Hanks Forum member found few days ago the Wayback Machine website specialized in keeping alive closed websites. So, we can enjoy Hanks pictures collection again.
     
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  3. R. Buron

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    Wesbell was a Canadawide operation specialized in telecommunication equipment installation and removal and rigging using tractors outfitted with ancillary manutention equipment.

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    Wesbell was a short lived division in the TNT Canada stable operating from the mid-80's until 1990 when the division was sold to its General Manager.
     
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  4. Mike2633

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    So I was doing some digging on Wayback Machine and I was able to find some of our friend @R. Buron 's photos from the TNT glory days. Mr. Buron has the absolute best collection of TNT Company photographs around. It's like going in a time machine, I can think back to 15 years ago when I was 15-16 years old and driving through up to Detroit and seeing the auto plants and Mr. Buron has captured all the photos of the busy Chrysler plants and the trucks and trailers moving in and out. There isn't a better collection of TNT Company history or knowledge anywhere then on Mr. Buron's TNT page that used to be on Hanks. It's a shame that Hanks isn't really up anymore, but at least some of this great trucking history has been saved.

    Mr. Buron is probably the worlds leading expert on TNT Company (Australian ownership era) which is why he was able to write a book about the company.
     
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    Thank you Mike for your highly positive commentaries about my TNT truck pictures collection on Hanks; I appreciate greatly. I went on Wayback Machine and saw that many photos are missing. It's the same thing for my CEVA and Transforce collection and it's even worse for the Centra/Linc one where all the photos have been deleted.

    It's the reason why I will eventually add some parts of the CEVA and Centra/Linc collections to the Barraclou webside as I already do for the TNT collection. About Transforce, I already add some of my photos to the comprehensive Transforce collection of the administrator of Barraclou website.
     
  6. Texas_hwy_287

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    @Mike2633 what about these guys? Are they part of the tnt companies. 20191026_142115.jpg
     
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  7. Mike2633

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    They were part of Consolidated Freightways Con-Way Division. I'll put the link to that page here.
    Never Stand Still

    They were bought out in 1983 by CF.
     
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  9. Mike2633

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  11. Mike2633

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    I have the book that came out in 2008 or 09 one of those years Old Dominion Helping the World Keep Promises I have been meaning to get to it.
     
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