Trucking companies that you wished were still in business

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

  1. Mkats

    Mkats Bobtail Member

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    They were out of Port Allen. Was a great company to drive for. Drove for them in the late 80's. Beautiful trucks, great equipment, great people. They did have an airbrushed Tigator on the side, I remember people loving our truck and they knew when we were coming down the road. So sad that trucking has changed so much.
     
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  3. 71 DIAMOND REO

    71 DIAMOND REO Bobtail Member

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    I use to be at the chi term helping load,and what ever, jim kemp, richard carter,and junior,who also drove the gas tractors for city pickups were all great people,anyone rem any of them. and danny eliea < spelling who ran the terminal. the b uilding is still there,but the dock part is all gone, would love to hear more about keyline. Jim bought two of the DIAMOND REO'Sand used them him self for years. fun times
     
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  4. Sho Nuff

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    Monfort...the trucking division was bought out by Ameritruck. I drove for TranStar and pulled a couple of their loads back in the mid 90's. Ameritruck filed for bankruptcy around 98' I believe...and that was the end of Monfort Transportation......

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  5. heyns57

    heyns57 Road Train Member

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    I certainly remember Danny Elia. He used "sailor" language unless a woman was nearby. He told stories about the old days when he drove his brother's truck and blew a rear tire when backing down a ramp having not applied enough power to make it into a warehouse. I called Danny in late November, 1974, when trying to deliver a load of whiskey. I said, "Bad news. The delivery appointment is not until next week." Danny replied, "More bad news. You've been laid off." I'm sure it was all planned by Central Control to get me towards home before laying me off during the recession of 1974-75. I lived in Ottawa, IL, at the time. I cannot repeat Danny's language here when I once called him about a load he had promised was on pallets. It was a floor load. Danny cussed the shipper as though he really did not know it was a floor load. I had been conned, but enjoyed it.
     
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  6. Sho Nuff

    Sho Nuff Road Train Member

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    G.O.D. trucking.

    They were doomed to fail. Asking you to call god...lol

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  7. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

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    Not that I wish they were still around but Pirkle, Raymond Cossette and Overland Express are a few I drove for that are history.
     
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  8. CK73

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    Has the company with the "Our most important assett is here ----------------arrow pointing the the driver side cab" been sued out of business yet for false advertising?
     
  9. huthsrick

    huthsrick Bobtail Member

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    I drove for them, they were a Great company to drive for and work for ! Made good money If you wanted to work ! G. O. D. was the company out of Newark, New Jersey.
     
  10. wwehaul

    wwehaul Bobtail Member

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    I was leased to Home Transportation and then to MMcGil
     
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  11. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    It's a good thing that pensions are going away, because just like you said pensions can be stolen or squandered.

    It's much better to have your retirement in an account that is your asset (IOW, it's your money and you own it) like a Roth IRA or 401(k). Plus, IRAs and 401(k)s pass to your heirs when you die, pensions do not.
     
  12. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    I was wondering if somebody would mention Harold Ives. I hired on with Covenant right after they took over, and I never heard anything but good things about Mr. Ives and the company he built.
     
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