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Discussion in 'YRC Freight' started by Kennesaw Kid, Jun 26, 2017.

  1. vongrimmenstein

    vongrimmenstein Well-Known Member

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    This out fit gave a the true meaning to 'East Bound & Down'. This outfit back then was NOT know for their slow trucks or drivers. They practiced the 'mash your motor' agenda on a daily basis. 80 mph trucks loaded with swinging beef will teach you how to brake very quickly. Or not. von.
     
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    vongrimmenstein Well-Known Member

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    Are they famous for that Army tank a driver was hauling in Ohio? He had no permits & grossed about 165,000. And this was back when the gross was 73,280. The fine was north of 50 grand. Sometime back in the late 70's or early 80's. von.
     
  3. dokman

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    If I remember right they caught him on back roads, and he let them impound truck and he bought it back at auction cheaper than the fine?
     
  4. vongrimmenstein

    vongrimmenstein Well-Known Member

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    That is exactly what happened. I think the Army came & got their Tank. I doubt that it went under the auction gavel. von.
     
  5. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Don't know if its true, but I heard BRG & Wong found the tank and tried to sell it at a yard sale.
     
  6. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY COOP Dispatch GPS Division

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    It is now parked at Coop HQ. No one can see it though, because Big Dave puts his hat over it during the day while dispatching....
     
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    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Thanks for your honesty, I'll be honest too, I just put in a call to Gen. George S. Patton's office to see if he offers a reward
    for the return of his tank.
    Hope you guys don't get any trouble over this,but times are hard and I can use a few extra bucks.
     
  8. mud

    mud Wonderin'

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    So who answered the phone? Was it Omar, or Dwight, or George himself? Or maybe even Triplex?
     
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  9. vongrimmenstein

    vongrimmenstein Well-Known Member

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    You are correct. You auction bought it back statement made me remember the incident. A whole lot of money back then.
     
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  10. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    We didn't have a good connection, think he said Douglas, he just kept fading away.
     
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