Trucking companies that you wished were still in business

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

  1. rocknroll81

    rocknroll81 Road Train Member

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    Back in the day would have to say R-W Service System '78-'79 my first true OTR job, moving ahead in time after Deregulation would have to say Badger Lines, Packerland Transport.......
     
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  3. rollinheavy

    rollinheavy Bobtail Member

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    Hey what was your dads name.i was a mechanic there for 9 years. If that freightliner was your dads i know him i just cant recall his name.that was a good place to work for back in the day.had a lot of good times at that place.
     
  4. rollinheavy

    rollinheavy Bobtail Member

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    [Qhi i use to work for carretta as a mechanic back in the 90s.if thats your dads freightliner in the pic i know him i justcant recall his name.that was a great plce to work back in the day .my dad worked there too.have a lot of great memmories of that plce and the people.UOTE=Hitman;1425286]Anybody here ever drive for Caretta Trucking out of Bergen county NJ? I remember seeing alot of their trucks back in the 80's. They had some good looking rigs.

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  5. ‘Olhand

    ‘Olhand Cantankerous Crusty

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    Cant believe I havent seen this thread before--lol--lot of ol memories--some good ol skool folks--
    couple I didnt see
    Carolin Western
    Greenstein
    Traylor Chemical
    Hughes Supply
    all serious chickenhaulers in thier day
    and CTI-carpet transport--the small reefer division--some of the wildest bunch of outlaws I ever ran across--LOL
    Theres lots more--but would take too long
     
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  6. Boy Howdey

    Boy Howdey Medium Load Member

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    Roadway Express. My father retried after 33 years from there, running Line Haul the whole time. I too worked there from 02 to 05 running Line Haul too. In fact for 6 months ran a team bid with my father.
    Was a great, well ran company. Great money, great schedules, great home time, and for me the job was fun most of the time.
    Then in 05 Yellow Freight bought them, changed the name to YRC and slowly ran the company into the ground.

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  7. Duke

    Duke Light Load Member

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    How about Burlington Motor Carriers, Daleville,IN
     
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  8. pop's

    pop's Light Load Member

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    USF Dugan was one of my best jobs. then came yellow / went to #### then shut it down.
     
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  9. Boy Howdey

    Boy Howdey Medium Load Member

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    Yellow screwed up a lot of things.
     
  10. cgc4200

    cgc4200 Bobtail Member

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    I drove for Ralph Owens about 16-17 years ago. He was a tough ol' dude. Meat, yogurt, and sugar lol. I wondered whatever happened to Connie and the dispatchers...
     
  11. cgc4200

    cgc4200 Bobtail Member

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    CFI was a great jobs. Fast trucks, good freight, and well ran. Probably the best dry van job there was.
     
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