Trucking companies that you wished were still in business

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  1. Oldmanscooter

    Oldmanscooter Bobtail Member

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    Ok hands Shoemaker trucking Meridian Idaho
     
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  3. Oldmanscooter

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    Hey all you old hands!! How about Shoemaker Trucking, Meridian ID?
    V12Allisons 5&4trans
     
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  5. Jack Smithton

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    What about Zipco out of West Bend? Late 70's, Jimmy double breasted Yamaha, 79 mph, when you got back from a trip and did your p/w in the driver's room at 3 a.m., there was a soda machine...35 cents for a soda,...or a beer. When you left out for a trip (usually Sunday night), you would head up to the yard...trip info was under the mattress with $1700 in cash for expenses (fuel was about $1/gallon at the Bingo), and nobody turned off his engine. What was it...five hours on, four off, indefinitely? That was easy to log.

    What happened?
     
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  6. rocknroll81

    rocknroll81 Road Train Member

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    I remember a little about them, weren't they all East Coast?
     
  7. Jack Smithton

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    There was a Mid-South run, a Florida run (Guy named Wayne had that),shorter trips to Michigan, I got a lot of Denver/LA, it was almost all cheese from Kaukauna Cheese, went to a lot of Hickory Farms stores. Super nice people - Haven't been reminded of that in years.
     
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  9. bzinger

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    You guys forgot brownie ! Ugly lite brown KWs ..ltl outfit .
     
  10. m16ty

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    I remember years ago my Uncle pulled a flat and drop deck for AJ Metler. I have no idea if they are still in business but I haven't seen one of their trucks in years, used to see them all the time around here.

    My Granddad had a truck leased on to Steveco. It was a division of Stevens Truck lines, I don't think it is the same Stevens as you see today.

    The one I miss the most is McCord Heavy and Specialized Haulers. For years they handled all the big loads in middle Tennessee that nobody else could haul.
     
  11. bzinger

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    Mettler was out of Knoxville TN .
     
  12. bzinger

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    I can name lots of em but my favorite fallen flag was .
    Mainliner moter express from Omaha ...zeitner bought em out years ago after Red died but in the day they were famous for 100 mph trucks that did record times from Nebraska to hunts point .
     
  13. bzinger

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    Other fav was Raymond cossette out of Fargo .
    Ray passed away in his sleep the day after last Xmas .
     
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