Trucking companies that you wished were still in business

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Toms_2003_GT, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. Boy Howdey

    Boy Howdey Medium Load Member

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    Ya, IWX still runs out of Kingman Az. Running new gold Freightliners now. uploadfromtaptalk1389907759951.jpg
     
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  3. WitchingHour

    WitchingHour Road Train Member

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    Ah. I was thinking of the grey ones with the maroon trim they used to have.
     
  4. White Dog

    White Dog Road Train Member

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    Kroblin Trucking out of Waterloo, IA.
    My Grandpa drove for them from 1968 to 1991...said he loved it. Did the Waterloo/Chicago turn. Got all his Safety Pins (1, 5, 10, 15, and 20 year hat pins; plus 1, 1.5, and 2 Million Mile hat pins) and a couple patches as well.
    He passed away in 2008...and talked trucking (and Kroblin) with me until the day he died.

    Remember when Hat Pins and Patches were "the thing"? Drivers got MUCH, MUCH respect from everyone if they had a hat full of pins and a vest full of patches. Like a decorated Officer sort of. The good old days, and the brotherhood of trucking.
     
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  5. Ric Rabbit

    Ric Rabbit Light Load Member

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    I remember 'Carretta'. Suppose NRT/Walsh out of North Bergen is still there in one form or another? Used to *achm* LOVE the Hunts Point/Manhattan deliveries/pickups after mostly West Coast flips (home every other week). O/O DGM had own reefer(s) Richie pulled co trailers.

    Miss Pan American World Airways! Great place to work also hauled lotsa FREIGHT !
     
  6. Dave27107

    Dave27107 Light Load Member

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    McCrory Stores out of York, PA. Wonderful company to work for but they went out of business back in 2002. Ran old red, white, and blue White's.
     
  7. rawhidegej01

    rawhidegej01 Bobtail Member

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    if you worked there maby u will remember" general custer" usually on the front door...come on...

     
  8. rawhidegej01

    rawhidegej01 Bobtail Member

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    maby you remember " general custer" come on....
     
  9. 001k

    001k Bobtail Member

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    I remember a general Custer that pulled a rock bucket for somebody over around chicken dale I'm thinking maybe it was edwards no it was perry Williams
     
  10. browndawg

    browndawg Medium Load Member

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    Eagles food stores out of Milan Il, Union company and day cabs
     
  11. 7-UP

    7-UP Light Load Member

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    Rawhide, I am trying to remember a general Custer. The only driver that I could remember being close to being Custer was a crazy-as s Indian from Stillwell. Name was Jerry.

    I can only remember a few of the drivers names and handles.

    Jerry and Rose
    Verl and Mona
    Bill and Linda

    My truck #s were B-6, B-23 and B-32.

    Dispatchers were James Harden and Dan Lovett.
     
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