Yeah - Good thread Bro - and glad to see ya back after a short break. Nice pic's too .... as far as the doubles are concerned, Allied Canada 'used' to run B-Train car haul units in Western Canada. Not sure if they still do or not. There were also some smaller carriers that ran open AND enclosed car haul B-Trains up north here as well. I have seen pictures of Australian car haul road trains before, but don't have any on my PC to share. They usually run 4 trailer units in the Out-back.
Nice pics Mudflap. That old Ryder truck brings back some good memories. I used to run slipseat out of Putnam Ont into Dearborn Mi to the old Ryder yard beside the drive-in in 1991 . Old Brigadiers with tag axles in the winter . Good times!
My first truck at M&G Convoy was a 10 year old 1975 Dodge. You had to get out of it in the winter time to get warm! But boy did it run. Senoir guys would get angry when I passed them in their GMCs headed up hills. If it wasn't a Dodge, they'd have bumped me out it. I think it was the last one they bought. #955. #956 was a bottlenose Chevy.
Pusher axle, PTO, 4 piece skids, Vega bar on the front of the trailer and two sets of skid to make decks to carry 8 cars.
Thanks for the memories!
Guess who is the Senior VP for JCT in the St. Louis area? Craig McGrath, his father was the "M" in M&G Convoy and Craig is the former founder and owner of CJ&M Auto Transport, which recently went out of business, not to mention a former Ryder area manager for CCI.