Trucking companies that you wished were still in business

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  1. sevenmph

    sevenmph Road Train Member

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    Beat me to it. Tom Inman out of Tulsa.
     
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  3. FLT 76

    FLT 76 Bobtail Member

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    i had 2 trucks with DECKER IN 76 - 82
     
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  4. fair deal

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    Mcgil specialized carriers out of Marietta,ga was a good company.they had good trucks and took good care of their drivers
     
  5. scott180

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    Beneto in San Jose CA
     
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  6. cool35

    cool35 Heavy Load Member

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    There's a few that stick out for me. Viking freight, motor cargo, Watkins ltl, overnight, consolidated freight. All good companies swallowed up by junk or just put themselves out of business, CF! Honestly, I'd like to see most of them come back. I started driving in 1997 and I used to love looking through the trucking job magazines. There were so many pages of companies and now it's like half as many. Just crazy what has happened to our economy! Looks like yrc might be next.
     
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    cool35 Heavy Load Member

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    They sure have screwed up A lot of things including their own company!
     
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  8. mickey melon

    mickey melon Medium Load Member

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    Preston "the 151 line"
     
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  9. WitchingHour

    WitchingHour Road Train Member

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    I used to do some side work at a horse livery, and they had one of their old FL COEs to pull their horse trailer, with the Eaton seven speed synchromesh transmission and a 14.0 Cat. Pretty good for what it purposed for, although we kept a small gas powered compressor with it because the tank for the air start never held pressure for very long.

    That aside, I can't really think of companies which went out business since I started driving that I cared much about. I guess I wish Arrow hadn't been mismanaged the way they had.. those drivers who stuck it out really got a bum deal at the end, and I hate that for them. And is IWX still in business? I never knew the first thing about their company - just that I liked the look of their trucks.
     
  10. Wooly Rhino

    Wooly Rhino Road Train Member

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    I miss the Bandit. I think they only had the one truck but that Trans Am sure did keep them Smokies running around like chickens without their heads.
     
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  11. WitchingHour

    WitchingHour Road Train Member

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    Well, two different trucks throughout the trilogy... the W900 and the General. But remember that Snowman could also round up as a big a flotilla of trucks as he needed (as witnessed in the scene where Buford T. Justice called in reinforcements from his relatives in the Louisiana State Police and Royal Canadian Mounted Police).

    If that came across as nerdy, so be it. I just happened to have watched those movies when I was younger. Maybe slightly obsessively. Healthily obsessively. And that's what I'm sticking with.
     
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