CF Trailer and Dolly

Discussion in 'Consolidated Freightways' started by Docksteward, Dec 9, 2006.

  1. Apostolic

    Apostolic Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I also want to thank you St.J Vet for this cab-under article.
    This is all the info I need if the subject should ever come up agai.
    I also printed the drawings,and information to post it my terminals drivers room.

    So thanks again for all of your help in regards to this old failed trucking idea.

    If there were only 2 made,I'm suprised I saw one hauling the flat bed?

    With this design of having the driver so close to the road,and under the load.
    I for one am glad it was a lost idea.
     
  2. park5969

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    Thank you for the article.If you go down to the bottom of the page(A real lightweight) there is an article about the Fageol that Leland James had built all-aluminum: frame, cab, hood, fenders, radiator.No other manufacture would build all Aluminum trucks for Consolidated Freightways so Leland James started Freightliner.The history that I read on the Freightliner the first on was built on a wrecked Fageol(Now Peterbuilt)it was called the Monky Ward special.All of the Freightliners built were used by CF untill 1951.The first one used out side of the company was sold to the Hyster.The truck is now in the Smithsonian Museum.
     
  3. Apostolic

    Apostolic Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thats a simular story like Associated Transport.
    Back in the LTL boom,this was to largest union LTL trucking company.
    They manufactured the Brown Trailer for their own use.
    As far as I can recall this was also the first LTL company that went out of business.
    I was a Teamster working for Hall's Motor Transit at the time.
    None of us union drivers could believe the largest company could just close their doors like they did?
    I'm not sure,but I heard the same owner of Associated is also the owner of New England Motor Freight?
    Like I say I'm not sure about this.
    Just something I heard when NEMF first started a terminal in my part of the country.
    I do know though that not long before Asssociated closed they'd merged with Eastern Freight.
    The truck load division of NEMF uses trailers with the old Eastern brand on them.
     
  4. park5969

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    I am not sure if Associated made the Brown Trailer.They did make there own tractor just like CF.It was called the Brown.Here are some pictures of some fo them.

    The tractors are all Browns, made by Associated

    http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/fgruin/a/fg_at_brown_1.jpg

    http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/fgruin/a/fg_associated_4a.jpg

    http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/fgruin/a/fg_associated_4b.jpg
     
  5. mattjm

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    I drove the Brown for A T after they had many bumps and bruises, they were fast and had power.
     
  6. HillBilly Frog

    HillBilly Frog Active Member

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    Good gosh you sure must have been eatin' the right kinda food and takin' all them supplements to remember that far back!
    :hide:
     
  7. mattjm

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    the 1st part of the 70's they had a few and in your neck of yhe woods they had a lot.
     
  8. HillBilly Frog

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    I remember them and I ain't near as old as you either!
    :1036316054:
     
  9. Apostolic

    Apostolic Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I couldn't get signed onto this truckingboard this morning.
    So I Googled other trucking message boards.
    I ran accross some LTL companies,and was surprised to see(http://www.cf.com)
    Its a LTL company that has the old CF name?
    Consolidated Freightways Vancouver Washington
    Who'd of thunk it?
    Is this a new company,or the old company coming back?
    I just tryed clicking on this site,and it won't come up?
    But it was on the site I found this morning.
    I think it was BIG RIG JOBS where I was?
    Its hard to remember the sites when you get one link after another?
    But anyway I did run across this company,and woundered how they could come bouncing back?
     
  10. DETrob

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    Are you sure it wasn't Canadian freight ways?
     
  11. JimmyB

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    Well that url didn't work, but this one does:
    Consolidated Freightways - CF It's a link to the company site and will be up and running until the BK is finally settled and all assets have been distributed.

    Jimmy B
     
  12. park5969

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    Canadian Freightways was sold.
    It is under another Name
     
  13. CFer

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    park5969, Canadian Freightways was sold but they did retain the name. They are now a division of Transforce.

    cf.cfmvmt.com - Home Page
     
  14. CFer

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    Apostolic, I'm not sure what you saw but I do know that the domain name cf.com was up for sale as part of the bankruptcy case.

    Perhaps someone already bought the name and is getting ready to use it again
     
  15. Apostolic

    Apostolic Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Well I couldn't get the web site to work but I've got everything else.

    Consolidated Freightways
    16400 S.E.CF Way
    Vancouver Washington 98683
    (360)448-4000

    I can't believe its the old nation wide union LTL we all knew so well?
     
  16. CFer

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    That isin't a new company Apostolic. That was the address for the old CF
     
  17. CFer

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    I just did some research and it looks like the domain name cf.com was transfered on 12/14 of this year to:
    DaimlerChrysler Corporation
    Domain Administrator
    1000 Chrysler Drive CIMS 485-04-76
    Auburn Hills, MI 48326
    US

    Chrysler will probably be using the new domain for one of their divisions. Maybe Chrysler financial or something like that.
     
  18. Apostolic

    Apostolic Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh brother thats what I get for going on other trucking board web sites.
    It just seemed odd that its still listed as a LTL company?
     
  19. saddletramp

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    Rather curious that Diamler Chrysler, who owns Freightliner, who was once owned by CF, now owns the domain name to CF.



    ?????????
     
  20. CFer

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    I thought the same thing saddletramp so I doubled checked the info and it correct.

    My guess is that in the future you will see the domain used for a Chrysler product or division. Maybe the Chrysler Crossfire or Chrysler Financial
     

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