Curious sight last night.....

Discussion in 'Estes Express Lines' started by NewTruckGuy, Feb 28, 2018.

  1. NewTruckGuy

    NewTruckGuy Member

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    Saw an Estes team tractor pulling a Central Transport van. Had to do a double take on that.

    Does Estes pull their equipment and I am' just now noticing?
     
  2. SierrasTrucker

    SierrasTrucker New Member

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    10 freeway San Bernardino?
     
  3. NewTruckGuy

    NewTruckGuy Member

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    No, in Texas
     
  4. Bigtea2k4

    Bigtea2k4 Active Member

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    Who knows anymore, could have been a third party delivery. Like Central paid Estes to deliver the load but had to pick it up
     
  5. Canadian Flyer

    Canadian Flyer They Call Me CF, Eh

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    CT's trailers are mostly Hyundai Translead, so anything new would be down that way, moving in paid transit.
     
  6. Dirty Bob

    Dirty Bob New Member

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    We get quite a few new Central and Estes trailers at OD Chicago this time of year. They load them up and send them to the east coast or west coast on the train. I think it's just to get there new equipment out to the terminals and defer some of the cost of shipping them. Us express usually comes to pick up the Central trailers.
     
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  7. Mike S

    Mike S Member

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    Sometimes I think we get them from the East or West Coast as well I was talking to Chicago driver who had to shuttle them to their McCook terminal. Confused the hell out of me when I went to grab some empties and saw all of them sitting there
     
  8. BigEpuller

    BigEpuller Member

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    I didn’t know Central Transport has new trailers
     
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  9. Dirty Bob

    Dirty Bob New Member

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    I know it kinda blew mind the first time I saw them.
     
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  10. Jeepstr723

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    Sometimes CT is not allowed to pull their own trailers into their own customers because they got booted out for damaging stuff. So, they hire us to make the delivery, because we are excellent drivers.
     
  11. reknilp

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    SEFL has WARD running L/H for us, saw two over the past week in Charlotte.
     

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