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SuperCourse

Denier
How many would be in business if deregulation never happened? The hand of government always overreaches. It's always to level the playing field

Unfortunately, most would be gone by now even without deregulation. Most of what they hauled isn't made here anymore. A lot of nuts and bolts and fittings and steel to build things is what they carried. We don't do that here anymore.
 

Triplex

Experienced stalker
Unfortunately, most would be gone by now even without deregulation. Most of what they hauled isn't made here anymore. A lot of nuts and bolts and fittings and steel to build things is what they carried. We don't do that here anymore.
And because those industries are gone, the late night or all-night diners that were around (here in the Northeast anyway) are gone also. I did some traveling last weekend and specifically drove some of the older truck routes (non-Interstate) which used to be loaded with diners and found none open late or else boarded up and closed for good. So sad the way things have turned out in recent decades.
 

seabreeze

Not Well Known Member, 63 Year Teamster Member
And because those industries are gone, the late night or all-night diners that were around (here in the Northeast anyway) are gone also. I did some traveling last weekend and specifically drove some of the older truck routes (non-Interstate) which used to be loaded with diners and found none open late or else boarded up and closed for good. So sad the way things have turned out in recent decades.
Did the same on a Fla trip last year.
Things have changed so much in 30 yrs, rabbits raised more dust on the roadside than traffic on 301.
 

Triplex

Experienced stalker
Did the same on a Fla trip last year.
Things have changed so much in 30 yrs, rabbits raised more dust on the roadside than traffic on 301.
I took 301 late Sunday from Richmond to Delaware to bypass DC and Baltimore and after crossing into Jersey took 130 north instead of the Turnpike. Nothing open even on Rt 1 around New Brunswick/Edison so I ended up getting a sack of ten White Castles in Clifton. :idunno:
 

Elwood

Question Authority
I took 301 late Sunday from Richmond to Delaware to bypass DC and Baltimore and after crossing into Jersey took 130 north instead of the Turnpike. Nothing open even on Rt 1 around New Brunswick/Edison so I ended up getting a sack of ten White Castles in Clifton. :idunno:
I vaguely recall a 76 on 301 between DC and Baltimore. But only stayed there a couple times. After that it was that crazy casino truck stop in Jessup.
 

Michigan Bill

Good luck!
Unfortunately, most would be gone by now even without deregulation. Most of what they hauled isn't made here anymore. A lot of nuts and bolts and fittings and steel to build things is what they carried. We don't do that here anymore.
One of the former in house carriers for the Bethlehem Steel Lackawanna NY mill is hanging it up this month.

Riverside Service Corporation was founded in 1922, by the Staub family. They were a union carrier, until the downfall of the local industry. They started 2 new companies Staub trucking/Black Rock trucking, both non union.

They did let the last of their ibt members work until retirement, which they probably didn't have to do.

Over the last 6 years, they've shrank to just a handful of owner operators and company drivers. I park next to 3 of them.

You're absolutely right about not making things here anymore, it's pathetic.
 

SuperCourse

Denier
And because those industries are gone, the late night or all-night diners that were around (here in the Northeast anyway) are gone also. I did some traveling last weekend and specifically drove some of the older truck routes (non-Interstate) which used to be loaded with diners and found none open late or else boarded up and closed for good. So sad the way things have turned out in recent decades.

We should consider ourselves lucky to have been there.
 
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