Tribute to old trucking companies (fallen flags)

Well here is a little video I put together that pays tribute to some of the trucking companies that are no longer with us. Hopefully I got the dates and information correct (you never know with these things). Feel free to comment, however please note I will not be responding to comments nor do I have any additional information about the pictures. Hopefully this brings back good memories for some of you truckers out there, and obviously I hope you enjoy the video. DO TO COPYRIGHT ISSUES I AM UNABLE TO PLAY THE MUSIC THAT I HAD INTENDED TO GO WITH THIS VIDEO.

20 thoughts on “Tribute to old trucking companies (fallen flags)

  • December 3, 2017 at 10:33 am
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    This could be hours and hours long!

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  • December 3, 2017 at 10:35 am
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    Damn the days but now gone

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  • December 3, 2017 at 11:09 am
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    great video man,sadly a lot of old trucking companies have disappeared,but not forgotten.

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  • December 3, 2017 at 11:15 am
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    My first otr driving job was for a contractor that ran for viking & central…this vid brings back memories.

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  • December 3, 2017 at 11:42 am
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    My Father was an owner operator and drove for Camell Trucking out of L.A. in the 60s…then Dreisbach Refrigerated Transport (bought out by Fleming Foods) and ended up pulling for California Refrigerated Express until he retired. Old man was the best.

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  • December 3, 2017 at 12:16 pm
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    Awesome video

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  • December 3, 2017 at 12:49 pm
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    Roadway and yellow merged just a shell of what they once were

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  • December 3, 2017 at 1:08 pm
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    Can add Total Transport, bought out by Western Express in about 2013-14.

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  • December 3, 2017 at 2:04 pm
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    Old truckers never die….they just get a new Peterbilt!

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  • December 3, 2017 at 2:49 pm
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    Consolidated freightways was bought by YRC. hence the name Yellow Roadway and Consolidated.

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  • December 3, 2017 at 3:00 pm
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    I USED TO PULL TRIPLE TRAILERS FOR WATKINS MOTOR FREIGHT i was only 25 at the time and to this day i still hold a damn good safety record 27 years of exp no accidents or injury's. no violations either

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  • December 3, 2017 at 4:00 pm
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    Good old Preston 151

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  • December 3, 2017 at 4:16 pm
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    Some of my old hangouts before I retired. Those were the days when respect was a part of the industry, not today. Long gone didn't see Carolina on the list

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  • December 3, 2017 at 4:53 pm
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    Drove for Overnite.
    Drop an Hook…EASY…16yrs.

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  • December 3, 2017 at 5:32 pm
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    I remember all but 3 of them. It they didn't service the southwest, I didn't recognize them.

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  • December 3, 2017 at 6:10 pm
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    Missed Thurston Motor Lines, and bought out by Yellow Roadway Express, I drove for them both, RW White Pine relay & Thurston Knoxville Tn.

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  • December 3, 2017 at 6:42 pm
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    I worked for Garrett Albuq. terminal as a dock worker early 60s good $$$ hard work. I remember many of the companys in this video and some not mentioned. I retired from a Union company in Gary Indiana and then worked for another non union company for 20 more years and retired for good in 2005. I made more $$$ non union. Both had their plus points. Trucking was good to me. I would not even think of doing it in todays world. Thanks for the video!

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  • December 3, 2017 at 6:49 pm
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    The first truck I ever bought was a used 69 Freightliner from Transcon. Those old trucks were sure shitty to drive. The oldest truck I drove was my Dads, it had windsheilds at the feet. Always funky cabovers too! No Jake brakes on any of those old trucks! Thanks!

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  • December 3, 2017 at 7:13 pm
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    YRC owns USF HOLLAND…

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  • December 3, 2017 at 7:29 pm
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    I worked for a private corporate fleet for about six years… I remember most of these companies and a lot of them were well managed. Deregulation was the downfall of many ..

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