Yellow Freight - CGB / Chicago Ridge Location Namesake?

Discussion in 'YRC' started by minpl, Jan 21, 2022.

  1. minpl

    minpl Bobtail Member

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    Hey all,

    My father was a driver with Yellow for many years but passed away some time ago, and I never had a chance to ask him this question.

    Going through his things, I saw that the location that he worked at was CGB, which apparently refers to the Chicago Ridge location. But I'm just curious - is CGB a generic code, or is it an acronym, and if so, what does it stand for?

    Thanks in advance for any information you can provide.
     
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  3. FLHT

    FLHT Medium Load Member

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    All the Yellow terminals had their own three letter code in the system.
    They have since adopted the Roadway three digit identifier
     
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  4. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

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    I did a cup of coffee at that terminal, and I never had any idea why that was the three letter code. Lol
     
  5. minpl

    minpl Bobtail Member

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    Good stuff. I'm still on the hunt, but that's a good lead.
     
  6. navypoppop

    navypoppop Medium Load Member

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    Most LTL companies have codes for their terminals. I worked for Conway Southern Express in Florida way back when and their codes were simple. NOF-Orlando, NJV-Jacksonville, NTP-Tampa, NFM-Ft. Myers, NMF-Miami, NWP-West Palm and NTH-Tallahassee. Pretty simple and easy to remember.
     
  7. skinnytrucker

    skinnytrucker Heavy Load Member

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    CGB stands for Chicago break bulk terminal meaning large terminal that feeds freight into smaller satellite terminals
     
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