former preston drivers

Discussion in 'Preston' started by bp3, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. Animo916

    Animo916 Active Member

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    Hey Gabbydad,

    empty your message box.
    Tried to send you a PM and I
    have to wait till you remove some dead wood.
    Let me know when it's got some room.
     
  2. Jake Break

    Jake Break New Member

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    I worked at the York terminal (new breakbulk at the time) as a casual for 2 years on w/e's (while at CF) what I thought was cool was they had 151 doors
     
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    Bill or Steve??
     
  4. Animo916

    Animo916 Active Member

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    I'm trying to find out if I know him also.
    I ran shuttle out of 121 (Bklyn, NY) from '88 to '91,
    and hit all those terminals.
     
  5. 616jimmy

    616jimmy Well-Known Member

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    240 here(Grand rapids MI., They sure was a great company, I think about PRESTON every once in a while.
     
  6. park5969

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    Just before CF went out they were bragging that we were the first LTL Freight company to have Anti-Collision Rader on some of the new trucks coming out.
    I remember Preston Having trucks with the Radar on them back in the 70's or 80's.
     
  7. imported_stevieg151

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    Batmobile...........lol does anybody remember the batmobile test truck?? with deisal at $4.50 per gal I guess this industry could use that technoligy now.
     
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  9. sheath

    sheath New Member

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    Hey, is it true that Preston once had a terminal in White Plains, NY. I had someone tell me that once and I could have swore I saw it on a terminal list at one time. Does anyone know if it's true?
     
  10. imported_stevieg151

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    The terminal was in Elmsford up rt. 9a just a couple miles north of 287
     
  11. imported_gabbydad

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    billy b that is me....

    cleaning out the box now.
     
  12. Animo916

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    Billy,
    thanks for the response. The name isn't ringing a bell.

    Elmsford/White Plains merged with Brooklyn/121 around 92 or 93.
     
  13. sicnrtired

    sicnrtired New Member

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    Worked at Kalamazoo Mi from '82/'90. Got transfered to Grand Rapids in '90/'92. Reopened kalamazoo in '92 and transfered back. Worked there until '94 when Yellow bought Preston and combined the Kalamazoo and Jackson Michigan terminal in Marshall Michigan. Took the volintary lay-off in '97 when Yellow had the bright idea to close the Marshall barn and sent us back to Grand Rapids. I was number 2 on the board at the time but had a gut full of the BS. Had a total of 15 years with Preston and loved my job until they started playing musical terminals in '90. Got on with Holland in Kalamazoo and finished out my trucking career. I still think about Preston alot and miss the guys and ladies of the 151 line. I'm retired now and loving it and wish all the former Preston people all the luck in the world.
     
  14. imported_gabbydad

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    Nah you wouldn't

    I sold in Jersey City from 95, TM in West Babylon just for 97 and finished out in Philly as National accounts.
     
  15. Animo916

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    It was worth the shot. About the only guys I remember from JC was Big Carl, the steward and Rich, who was the shuttle dispatcher. But I beleive Rich left before you got there.

    The guys from 121, are still a tight group. There are about 8 of us working at Roadway (bklyn), 4 or 5 at Yellow, a couple at New Penn and 1 at ABF. We get together at least once per year for breakfast and we're now shooting for a dinner get together as well. We usually get about 25 or more as a turn out, with a couple of guys from our new jobs.
    Now that we have a place to post again, whenever an event is planned, I will be sure to post it here.
     
  16. bp3

    bp3 New Member

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    Are there any Columbus Ohio, or Richfield drivers that come here? Columbus was 227. Tommy Bowe drove out of jersey city didn't he?
     
  17. imported_stevieg151

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    Tommy Bowe drove out of Woodbridge
    (Edison)
     
  18. sheath

    sheath New Member

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    I also noticed that a lot of terminals would seem to come and go. Did West Middlesex close once Cleveland and Akron/Canton were combined in Richfield? Also, did the same happen with York and Harrisburg. I remember someone saying that Harrisburg was pretty large operation, as was York. Then, it seemed as if Harrisburg pretty much disappeared.
     
  19. Animo916

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    ya mean like this?
    [​IMG]
     
  20. La8Fr8

    La8Fr8 Banned

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    Preston Drivers

    from Richfeild there are a lot of us at Holland and I know some are at ABF the ones I know are at Cleveland Akron and a few transfered to the new Terminal in Y Town
     

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