Trucking companies that you wished were still in business

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

  1. UsualSuspect

    UsualSuspect Road Train Member

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    My first ride in a truck was in 1970, was with my grandfather when he worked for PMT in Tucson. Had 2 uncles who also worked there.
     
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  3. haz-matguru

    haz-matguru Road Train Member

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    Burlington Motor Carriers

    Jevic

    New Century

    Union Carbide

    Consolidated Freight!!!

    Roadway!! Witch YRC might be going under in the future.

    XPO just sold off the old CFI. So it's back to just LTL at CF, or Conway.

    Roadway was a great company I tell ya. But yellow came in and sent them south!!
     
  4. Longliner one

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    Yes I drove for carretta. The best company out there at that time. Early 80s. Made 60.000 my first year...pete was the best dispatcher. I'll still be there but left and became a pipeline welder now I still travel the nation. But trucking will always be in my blood !
     
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  5. GasHauler

    GasHauler Master FMCSA Interpreter

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    RedRover Road Train Member

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    Honestly, none. If a company fails it is usually to poor business management. I would rather see intelligent business management win out and poorly managed companies fail(not being bailed out).

    The only thing that truly sucks is how it affects the drivers. It definitely seems like all of these stories involve drivers who saw the writing on the wall and did nothing to find new work, however. Who is to blame there?
     
  7. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    Remember a recruitment ad for carretta once in a phone room ...showed a pic of a shiny carretta 362 pete and someone cut the pic out and turned it upside down lol
     
  8. Longliner one

    Longliner one Bobtail Member

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    My truck freight liner. # 367. Bob in shop turned that cat 3406 up ! Lost my Florida license first trip threw Nebraska didnt mater back then. Had two more. Those were the good days. Remember one ticket coming down doner pass. Chip got me at 74 in a 45 zone at 2 in morning. Gave me my second ticket with a 55 mph sticker for my truck we became friends use to pull me over just to say hi carretta was the best
     
  9. Longliner one

    Longliner one Bobtail Member

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    I too worked for carretta you are right Joe and nick were the best. I live in san diego now miss them Sunday night's running across 80. Doin 80mph still had some left in her drop at yard Pete had one waiting for me...go home for two days and head back to the west coast loved it !
     
  10. Longliner one

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    Yes I do. Lol. Renner the guy called the black widow double sleeper frieghtliner one of a few with a 3408 cat
     
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  11. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    Shanno of Minnesota had some characters too.
     
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