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

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by Mike2633, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. Mike2633

    Mike2633 Road Train Member

    6,175
    23,604
    Jun 14, 2013
    At Home on The West Side
    0
    Jimmy B an old time member on the old Hanks Truck Pictures posted this video. From USF Reddeway lots of TNT Reddeway action in this video.
     
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. R. Buron

    R. Buron Light Load Member

    119
    265
    Jul 23, 2018
    0
    The Reddaway pusher truck that we see at the beginning of the video and a little bit at the end is a 14 tons FWD truck used at the Siskiyou Pass in Oregon. The truck was a former plow used at an airport.

    The following photo is from David Faust. Photo no 12

    https//gelgart1290.wixsite.com/ltl-trucks/reddaway
     
    Mike2633 Thanks this.
  4. R. Buron

    R. Buron Light Load Member

    119
    265
    Jul 23, 2018
    0
    https://gelgard1290.wixsite.com/ltl-trucks/reddaway
     
    Mike2633 Thanks this.
  5. Mike2633

    Mike2633 Road Train Member

    6,175
    23,604
    Jun 14, 2013
    At Home on The West Side
    0
    I think CF in those days also had there own pusher truck over in the Trukee mountains or something like that. I don't know if places even have pusher trucks anymore in that region.
     
  6. R. Buron

    R. Buron Light Load Member

    119
    265
    Jul 23, 2018
    0
    .

    Yes CF and Roadway operated pusher truck but contrary to Reddaway they used retired COE highway tractors.

    FEDEX FREIGHT - Other News
     
    Mike2633 Thanks this.
  7. R. Buron

    R. Buron Light Load Member

    119
    265
    Jul 23, 2018
    0

    Hi everybody

    even if we had numerous and elaborate discussions about TNT we have only partially scratched the surface of the Group. We see here in that thread only the tip of the iceberg For the complete story the essential work is the book I have written with my Australian partner, Darren Hingston.

    The Framework of the book is built around the non-conventional mindset of TNT leaders fed by the opportunism, the gambling spirit, a kind of aggresssiveness, innovative ideas and a global vision of transport.

    Even if 134 pages seems modest to cover a subject like this, the book includes the background of the founders, operations and their evolution, technical advances, the strategy of the Group, the management and people from truck drivers to top executives. This is possible because the text is very dense and the 14 diagrams, organizational charts and timelines are highly informative and save a lot of words.

    As the book relates the history of a group of partially integrated carriers, the story is at variable geometry contrary to the traditional linear history. It's one of the reasons why the book is so appealing. The reading of this book leads to the discovery of different pieces of a very complicated puzzle which emerges along the way.

    Go to : https://www.tnt-alltranshistorybook.com/

    or simply search for rene buron tnt history book
     
    The Shadow, Mike2633 and brian991219 Thank this.
  8. Mike2633

    Mike2633 Road Train Member

    6,175
    23,604
    Jun 14, 2013
    At Home on The West Side
    0
    Cool I bought the book so I’ll give it a read!
     
  9. Mike2633

    Mike2633 Road Train Member

    6,175
    23,604
    Jun 14, 2013
    At Home on The West Side
    0
    @R. Buron
    TNT home delivery what territory did they cover? We’re they mostly just in the Toronto area?
     
  10. R. Buron

    R. Buron Light Load Member

    119
    265
    Jul 23, 2018
    0
    TNT home delivery operated contracts on behalf of Eaton and Sears department stores. It was Canadawide for Sears but I'm not sure for Eaton. The division operated also in 23 US metropolitain markets on behalf of Sears Roebuck. The sole other country where TNT operated white gloves home delivery services was Great-Britain.
     
    Mike2633 Thanks this.
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted