Mike Moss Gone!

Discussion in 'ABF Freight System' started by hoffa, Apr 7, 2017.

How long?

  1. Within 6 months

  2. Never

  3. About a year

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  1. DCM_Doc

    DCM_Doc Well-Known Member

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    I always wondered who was responsible for that odd fire engine. I would wager that was like an illegitimate child, nobody claimed responsibility.
     
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  2. vongrimmenstein

    vongrimmenstein Well-Known Member

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    Kind of like the Chevy Citation. They made it for only 3 years. They actually did NO on track testing. Just made it & pawned it off on an unsuspecting American public. They should have had a concrete warranty. The first part to fall off the car & hit the concrete voided said warranty. @ best that car was an abortion gone south. von.
     
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  3. canaryinthemine

    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    So.....the upshot of all this,...is that Mike Moss was the "Chevy Citation" of ABF upper management ?

    No proven track record, and gone in a couple of years when the engine started to sputter....
     
  4. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Don't leave out the Corvair
     
  5. vongrimmenstein

    vongrimmenstein Well-Known Member

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    Good one Canary, good one. von.
     
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  6. vongrimmenstein

    vongrimmenstein Well-Known Member

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    How could I forget this one? It made Ralf Nader's career. von.
     
  7. canaryinthemine

    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    How about the Vega?.....or the AMC Gremlin?........or the inflammable Pinto?

    You can't tell me those Detroit engineers weren't toking up on their lunch breaks......
     
  8. canaryinthemine

    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    Or the AMC Pacer,.........which a friend of mine aptly described as a cabover golf cart......
     
  9. vongrimmenstein

    vongrimmenstein Well-Known Member

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    Wasn't that a 2 door hatchback? And the Gremlin was a hatch back I believe.
    Whatever they were toking on, it sure wasn't their ham & cheese their wife fixed. von.
     
  10. DCM_Doc

    DCM_Doc Well-Known Member

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    I don't know Mike Moss but I have known several lower level management types that just couldn't function in a union environment. Their hatred of organized labor & not being able to kick around hourly employees at will made it difficult for them to adapt to ABF.
     
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  11. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    At your age I can't believe that you're not talking about the Edsel. :hilarious:
     
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  12. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Good thing you are talking about Canary and not me.
    Hmm, I have underwear older than him.
     
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  13. vongrimmenstein

    vongrimmenstein Well-Known Member

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    Dear Lord. Let us all pray you have run said under garments thru the washing machine on occasion. von.
     
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  14. Boilerpeddle

    Boilerpeddle Drawing found in trailer

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    Best description of that car I ever heard.
     
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  15. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Well...they don't make them like that anymore.
     
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  16. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Long lasting Fruit Of The Loom
     
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  17. canaryinthemine

    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    I still have the hand crank for the starter of my first car...
     
  18. canaryinthemine

    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    Wait!......wait!........it says "59 year member of the Teamsters".....

    Why,.....Brother Seabreeze,........that makes you older than......well......

    That means you spent an awful lot more time on this industry than I have.......or pretty much anyone else on here has......

    That truck on your avatar picture is an old International, right? I can't make out the company logo........

    Good for you here, Brother.....I bet you've got some tales to tell!.

    Uhhh.........you don't hold the patent for the fifth wheel device, do you?
     
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  19. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Reminds me of this skit by Larry the Cable Guy...
     
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  20. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Yep Canary, you are right and wrong
    Right, I am older than dirt
    I worked only 35 yrs.from 1955 to 1990 for the same outfit, Ryder Truck Lines, PIE Nationwide,
    when they folded I retired, knew I would never find a job equal that one
    Never had another except my one day Walmart Greeter stint.
    Things have fallen on hard times with the Teamsters and trucking in general, but I know what we went
    thru back in the fifties to improve wages and conditions and I will always be a Teamster.
    Pro or non, you owe the Teamsters for what you have today.
    Wrong about the truck, pusher axle White,220 Cummins, R96
    Sorry I don't hold the patent for the fith wheel, but I really do hold a patent for the Blivit.
    As for the tales, you will never hear any B S from me.
     
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