Trucking companies that you wished were still in business

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

  1. sdaniel

    sdaniel Road Train Member

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    Ran air freight for Airride Inc for 6 years. If any of you remember them?
     
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  3. PackRatTDI

    PackRatTDI Licensed to Ill

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    Schanno, that's a name I've not heard in a long time.
     
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  4. Phoenix97

    Phoenix97 Bobtail Member

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    I drove for them from 1984 - 1989 ..... remember when JB Hunt tried to undercut us in the north Jersey area by guaranteeing 7am Monday morning west coast delivery on any Friday pu for a $1.00 /mi rate to the customer ? cheap freight contributed ,but the policies that were implemented by JH had alot more impact..also with Joe paying more & more attention to outside interests and cutting himself out of a lot of the day to day decisions / oversite of company operations didn't help either.....the lawsuit over that accident that that trainee had, the divorce, the IRS .. JH's policies threw the stone that became an avalanche........
     
  5. Phoenix97

    Phoenix97 Bobtail Member

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    Amen Brother.....BEST company I ever worked for !!!!!
     
  6. Phoenix97

    Phoenix97 Bobtail Member

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    Now that's an awesome lookin' Carretta train.( too bad they are not the older 1's that ran triple digits ) ....an' old Henry Goode's Kenworth .....THAT was a purdy sight rollin' done the hiway at night
     
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  7. Cledus Snow

    Cledus Snow Medium Load Member

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    I drove for Charles Prater for 2 months before I realized I wasn't the outlaw I thought I was lol.

    Lime green condo's that ran 76 MPH, yep remember them well!
     
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  8. d o g

    d o g Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    :biggrin_2559:

    Bet you were ready for a nap after those two months. LOL
     
  9. KMac

    KMac Road Train Member

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  10. stayinback

    stayinback Road Train Member

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    Conn West- Cleanest East coast carrier around! (powder blue large cars)
    Rayls Bros Transfer- Another pretty clean carrier servicing the east coast
    Craig transportation- Not sure if they are gone-haven't seen them in years
     
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  11. americanmadetrucker

    americanmadetrucker Logistical Engineer

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    In 2000 i started with MS Carriers. It was a good outfit. Then we were gobbled up by swift. A very rocky transition.
     
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