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

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  1. R. Buron

    R. Buron Light Load Member

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    It would be easier to read with a click on :

    http://www.barraclou.com/truck/tnt/organizational_chart.jpg
     
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  3. Mike2633

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    @R. Buron
    In managements eyes what was the difference between Olex and Taxi Truck?
     
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  4. Texas_hwy_287

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    20191228_164435.jpg What about these guys, @Mike2633 @R. Buron who bought them out. @FlaSwampRat did you ever seen this fleet down in Florida, apparently their headquarters were in Jacksonville Florida.
     
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  5. Mike2633

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    They filed for bankruptcy in 1990 and went out of business. They were saddled with debt and couldn't restructure and leadership had no choice but to shut down.
     
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    I should have an update to the Old Dominion Post later tonight or tomorrow. I have to do a little bit of writing on another project totally unrelated lol!
     
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  7. R. Buron

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    Both was Overland Express division.

    Olex Customer base was mainly in automotive and to a lesser extent in other associated sectors like aeronautics and high tech. Its geographical coverage included Canada, US, and Mexico.

    For its part Taxi Truck was the result of TNT market segmentation and its politics of ulta specialisation. Taxi Truck provided urgent delivery of shipments through dedicated `` one truck to one shipment `` service. Its customer base was highly diversified and included any type of freight. As an exemple the division could move a guitar forgotten by a Rock N Roll band from a town to another one. Taxi Truck served mainly the local and regional markets in Québec, Ontario and midwest states.
     
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  8. R. Buron

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    Hi everybody,

    The book telling the fabulous history of the Australian worldwide transportation group TNT which I wrote with my Australian partner Darren Hingston is finally available through the following website :

    TNT Alltrans History Book | TNT Alltrans History Book

    I hope you will enjoy.


    PS : The different price between Canada and USA is related to the higher shipping cost to send the book from Canada to the USA.
     
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    Last time, I forgot to mention that the book was a limited edition because I could invest only in a very small print run.
     
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  10. Banker

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    Mike you may have already seen this, but if not it was interesting to watch. I wasn’t able to link the video but if you google the title on YouTube it should come up. Basically it shows the workings of a heavily automated warehouse for McLane. 914D8C18-1BBF-40C4-989C-568ADB38305E.png
     
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  11. R. Buron

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    TST Overland Express becomes TST-CF Express following the merger of its operations with the ones of Canadian Freightways . It's the non stop consolidation movement which continues at TFI. With Overland it's another household Canadian transport name which desapears.

    I made the count and six transport operations of the stable of TNT North-America always survive today ( Uniline, TST Expedited Services, Wesbell, Holland, Reddaway and Dugan ) but for how long...? But for all that it's remarkable that those units survive to the disappearance of the Australian Group for more than twenty years. It's the illustration that the decentralisation politics of TNT promoted the emergence or the preservation of very strong brands.
     
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