I know there are still P.I.E. and Ryder drivers alive. SO post something.

Discussion in 'P.I.E. Nationwide' started by powerstroke, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. SuperCourse

    SuperCourse WHO IS JOHN GALT?

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    Wow, it's been 35 years since "Lazy J" shut down. Used to talk to a Johnson driver from time to time went by the handle of "butter bean", think he was out of NC. Seemed like a real nice guy.
     
  2. ROADY

    ROADY Well-Known Member

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    SuperCourse, time flies when you're having fun. Yep and in the old days we did have fun driving for a Teamster job.
     
  3. Triplex

    Triplex Experienced stalker

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    Hackensack, Spring Valley, crumb cake from B&W brought in for the drivers by the salesmen at Hackensack. Wasn't it like that everywhere? :hide:
     
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    ROADY Well-Known Member

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    As Archie Bunker used to sing "those were the days."
     
  5. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Seabreeze looking for Big Blue, I worked for RTL 1955 till they closed in1990
     
  6. SuperCourse

    SuperCourse WHO IS JOHN GALT?

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    Long live "Blue Chip", at least in our memories.
     
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    Trucker 206 Well-Known Member

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    I'm an old radio DJ...on the air from 1977-89, now doing freight for ABF. Dr. Don Rose from 610 KFRC was a HUGE inspiration for me. Ever listen to him?
     
  8. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Don't recall Dr Rose, I worked out of Charlotte N C,ran Jax Fla. for years, between CB chats with Carolina Freight drivers,CF and Big R
    I listened to Ralph Emery, Charlie Douglas,and Dave Nemo rom WWL N O LA.
    In the early years, late 50s early 60s listened to Lee Moore from WW Va Wheeling Va.
    Guess younger guys don't go back that far in history,known as the low horse power days
    We were still running a few A50 Macks and L200 IHC gas burners.
     
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    Trucker 206 Well-Known Member

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    Ahh, okay. Thought you were saying something about growing up/living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lots of good DJ's in that area back then. I left radio for good back in the late 80's for a 'real' job. I don't go back as far as the 'stone knives and bearskin' days, but my Dad sure does. Started his trucking job in 1951, and retired in 1993. Any old story I hear about those days back then and I'm all ears!
     

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