The Different Types of Trucks (Lots of Pictures)

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  1. Mike2633

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    What concept is that sir?
     
  2. Shep Shiloh

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    The one you described about that company using the sleeper straight trucks for their deal.
     
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    Oh Erb, do you guys every receive stuff from them?
     
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    Here's a bit I read about Erb from Canadian Mennonite Magazine:
    In the latest “Erban Report,” the newsletter of the Erb Group of Companies, Erb tells the story of how beginning in 1966 Erb Transport was shipping poultry for Shantz Poultry out of Ingersoll, Ont., to Thunder Bay. The Safeway stores receiving the poultry wanted Erb to also deliver meat from various suppliers in the Toronto area, but Erb didn’t have the licence to do it.

    In 1970, Erb Transport was granted a “wide open unrestricted PVC licence [by transfer from another company] to carry refrigerated goods to and from all points in Ontario,” the newsletter states. Immediately, meat from Pillars, Siena Foods and other suppliers was shipped to Thunder Bay. But the trucks were coming back empty since Erb had no licence to ship anything out of Thunder Bay.

    Soon Erb made contact with Burns Food, Schneider, Swift and Canada Packers in Winnipeg, to ship their meat from Thunder Bay, where it arrived by train from Winnipeg, to all the small stores along Highway 17 South. Until then it had been moved by unrefrigerated local carriers with many spoilage issues.

    Erb Transport focusses exclusively on refrigerated goods and the specialized “reefer” (refrigerated) trucks and warehouses that requires. While deregulation in the late 1980s meant more competition, Erb’s good work and persistence helped his company to outlive the many upstarts that thought they could get into the business and undercut him.

    The “another cool move” slogan was invented by Vernon’s wife Viola and identifies Erb trucks all over North America.
     
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    Not that I know of. I have seen their trucks though.
     
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    Just wanted to say thanks for an interesting post. I drive one of them 10 wheelers non reefer.
     
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    I'm trying to thing Harris Battery, Millcraft Paper, there's a metal/tool company in Akron that has 10 wheelers and Rigid Tool in Elyria has them as well.
     
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    There is a company in Middlefield, Oh that has some of the sharpest 10 wheelers I have ever seen. I wish I could recall the name..
     
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    0B49409A-D1CF-4AA2-9D5D-2A289B58BC6B.png 9A06491F-5C54-4E54-95F5-58F7642AE930.png @Mike2633 I thought you might enjoy these pics. The Ford Ky Truck Plant turns 50 this year and the paper posted some pics from the original trucks built there.
     
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