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    ENOUGH I'VE HAD ENOUGH!!!

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    Default Carhaul Companies gone but not forgotten



    I believe this truck (#520) was originally a California based truck as it has a headramp and trailer of the type used out west.(Williams?) In 1989 and '90, it was working at the railhead in Tampa.



    This "Convoy" rig was built in Detroit by TTE. Unusual because Convoy built most of their equipment in their subsidiary "Westland Mfg Co".




    Studebaker COE with a W&K semi-enclosed car hauler.




    Not a test load; these trucks actually worked with special permit. Early 1980's Hondas, Civics, Accords and the early Preludes.



    Primarily a Ford and import hauler, Nu Car removed the nameplates from most of the non-Ford tractors they owned. This is probably a GMC and the car is one of the last Pintos.

    Carhaulers - a set on Flickr

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    "the real boss"

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    Default Re: Carhaul Companies gone but not forgotten

    Good thread, some cool pictures!!

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    upsetting mangement daily

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    Default Re: Carhaul Companies gone but not forgotten

    Ah yes the good old days,pusher axles dayton wheels bias-ply tires no power steering cable crank decks wher does the time go thanks flaps

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    Will work for food !!

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    Default Re: Carhaul Companies gone but not forgotten

    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.

    Cheers

    SL

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    Default Re: Carhaul Companies gone but not forgotten

    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!

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    Getting In The Groove Now.

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    Thanks for the nostalgia...I started in 1965 and retired in 2002...At United we had some of those old Dodges...The last ones were 1974s and 75s with 318 detroits and Bankhead Racks and trailers

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    Getting In The Groove Now.

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    Default Re: Carhaul Companies gone but not forgotten

    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!

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    America the Beautiful

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    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.

 

 

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