Trucking companies that you wished were still in business

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  1. IraqVetTX

    IraqVetTX Light Load Member

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    My old man ran for George Transfer for years and said he loved running for them. I guess I would choose them just so I could have run for them now that I run steel.

    Another is Eastern Livestock. I know some people feel otherwise, but I always got my money on his loads and they ran us well and paid well.


    Anyone got companies they are glad they went under? Mine is Cold River Cattle Co. in Bryan, Tx. Bunch of theiving beep* beep* beep* people.
     
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  3. spacetrucker88

    spacetrucker88 Heavy Load Member

    Ty Pruitt Trucking in Baltimore was a good outfit we pulled containers and made a decent living until he sold out to cheap way ooops key way which is now Cowan systems (still cheap way as far as I am concerned)
     
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  4. david123abc

    david123abc Heavy Load Member

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    Anyone remember when Kimberly-Clark had their own trucks? My dad worked for them until they contracted it out to Schneider. I remember as a kid going to the company picnics and truck rodeos. From what I've heard, they really took care of their drivers.
     
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  5. 7-UP

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    Joe S Bowen, Springdale Ar, Tom and Jerry Inman OK, David Beaux, Ar. LowellCawood, Springdale Ar. and A&W, Siloam Springs, Ok. All great chicken, produce and meat haulers. Those were the days. Big cats and all the miles you could handle. :biggrin_2551:
     
  6. 001k

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    i remember those days of a&w,tom inman & joe bowen, used to drive one of those inman kenworths with a v8 just found out old joe bowen died a year ago yesterday
     
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  7. Regman

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    I drove for them from 1985 until 1991. Worked out of Paramus, Nj, then transferred to Fontana, California. It was a great company to work for back in the eighties. The cheap freight companies helped put Carretta out of business.

    Reggie Thomas
     
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  8. 7-UP

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    Hello 001k, I use to drive for Joe from 76 till 86 and enjoyed every minute. Joe would turn his kitty-kats up to 500hp so everbody was happy to pull those overloads. Never pulled a legal load. Those companys would always take great care of the drivers. Joe's sister lives in las vegas and called the day he passed. Sure do miss a real great friend. He use to come to vegas for a visit and bring his girlfriends for a couple days of partying. Then go back to Springdale and then to Mexico. Have a great day and thanks for the post.
     
  9. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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    Seajay Services,they were reefer and went belly up when their insurance went up.While waiting to get unloaded in Arkansas,I call my boss and ask him for the next load info.He said im done.I thought why are you fireing me.Then he said he has to close because they can't afford the insurance.So I deadheaded from Little Rock to Lemars,Iowa.I was upset because I really liked this company.You just never know and why its wise to save so much out of your check every week untill the unemployment benefits kick in.
     
  10. 123456

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    alterman.png was one of the best in florida.
     
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  11. Otsp465

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    Anyone know Anything on Jay lines that hauled swinging beef?
     
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