Robert Archer Collection

US Carriers Collection
Trucks from US carriers often find their way to Toronto

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This Freightliner Century from CR England
was in Toronto in August 2004
Freightliner Century from C&C Trucking hauling a BABY SUPERSTORE trailer This Freightliner Columbia is from Heyl Truck Lines based in Akron Iowa
ABF Canada 107- Freightliner backing into a customers location in west end Toronto 3/18/05 Here is the Toronto (Brampton) ON terminal. Note the old trailers at the dock. The TIC next to the Carolina is an old GTL Glengarry fleet from the 1980's.
ABF Canada 112, a Sterling,
seen in Mississauga - April 2005
Speedy Transport of Brampton Ont is the handling agent for ODFL in Toronto. Here are some ODFL (and a WSKT) pups in Speedy's yard- Saturday 04/09/05 Sindall Trucking has been coming to Ontario for many years. They held authority to haul for New Holland Farm Machinery. This Peterbilt was seen in Toronto in March 2005.
Central Transport Canada Ford LN9000 unit LC 99726 was seen in Mississauga Ont; May 15 2005 Two Yellow Volvo tractors were parked at a truck stop in Mississauga Ont. - Oct.1 2005 Volvo tractor from D.M. Bowden of Williamsport MD was in Oakville Ont. - March 2006

JB Hunt
Freightliner Century from JB Hunt Transport of Arkansas. This Freightliner Century was seen in Toronto 01/03/06
This Freightliner Century from FIRESTAR EXPRESS of Laredo TX visited Toronto - April 2006 This Freightliner Coronado that runs for Holiday Express of Estherville IA was in Toronto in April 2006 This Transport America Freightliner Columbia was pulling a trailer marked for PPG -Mississauga, June 2006
This International straight truck from Yellow Freight Systems was in Toronto - September 2006 These two red Peterbilts from UPSTAGING from Illinois were in Mississauga
Taken in March 2006
This JB Hunt Century was sitting in Toronto - October 2006 class="caption_left"ABF Canada International, unit 126, was seen in Mississauga - December 2006. Mack CH on The Queensway in Toronto - January 2007
This Freightliner from JDC Logistics of Milwaukee WI was in Mississauga - 2003 Yellow tandem Volvo at a layover motel near their terminal - March 2007 Yellow Freight set of pups seen on the Queen Elizabeth Way - May 2007
Yellow Freight Volvo hauling doubles on Highway 427- May 2007
This Volvo from Yellow was parked for a Tim Hortons break.This shows the current name sign on the tractor door. July 2007 This Freightliner from Mesilla Valley Transportation of Las Cruces NM was in Etobicoke - October 2007
Central Transport Sterling doing P&D in Mississauga - October 2007 This Kenworth from Buske Lines was in Mississauga - December 2007
Here is Schneider National 46448 in Brampton - April 2008

Contract Freighters Inc (CFI) of Joplin, MO before they were purchased by Conway.

Here is a Kenworth T2000 from CFI (Contract Freighters) of Joplin MO. Aug 2004 CFI Kenworth backed into a shipping dock - May 2007

A Fallen Flag Rises Again
Contract Freighters Inc of Joplin Missouri was sold to CON-WAY in 2007. Conway's truckload division was folded into the CFI operation and run from Joplin. CFI's name though has been lost with the whole thing named CONWAY TRUCK LOAD. The bright red CFI paint scheme was lost as well.

In September 2015 Conway was bought by XPO Logistics. Then in October 2016 XPO sold the truck load division to Transforce. Transforce renamed the company CFI and retained it's corporate office in Joplin.

Several CFI units were seen in Mississauga during the transition period from CFI to Conway
A Conway Truckload trailer is along side a CFI trailer - October 2007 CFI Kenworth T600 20974 was parked at a factory - October 2007 A Conway NOW trailer was dropped on the street. (note Conway NOW!, the expedite division,was sold to Panther Transportation in 2006. This trailer was apparently not included in that deal)
CFI kenworth T600 was parked in front of the receivers - December 2007 CFI 22504 is at the receivers dock
Conway Truck Load Era Pictures.
The driver of this Kenworth T660 from Conway Freight was taking a break in Mississauga - May 2013.

This unit, seen on Highway 401 in March 2016, carries two "Fallen Flag" names. The CFI trailer, pulled by a Conway Truckload tractor is now part of XPO Logistics which is slowly rebranding the equipmewnt. Conway was taken over in late 2015.

Update:
On October 27 2016 it was announced that XPO Logistics had accepted an offer from Transforce for the truckload division. The new company will once again be called CFI and based in Joplin MO. The trucks are expected to be white with red lettering.

Transforce Era CFI Pictures
 

This Peterbilt from FITZLEY INC of Laredo TX spent Easter Weekend at the ESSO cardlock truckstop in Mississauga. Fitzley appears to be a heavy hauler; the tractor is equipped with an extra lift axle.
This Freightliner is from Dillon Transportation of Mount Juliet TN. - Mississauga July 2007 This Peterbilt 387 from Ayra's Trucking out of West Palm Beach FL was in Mississauga - February 2009 This Freightliner Century from Dillon Transportation based in Tennessee was in Mississauga - January 2010.
A YRC set - Yellow Freight tractor, Roadway pup and YRC pup has exited the Queen Elizabeth Way in St. Catharines ON heading to the ESSO cardlock fuel station nearby. Central Transport Sterling in Burlington ON - October 2010 This Kenworth T600 turned into the METRO stores DC in Etobicoke - August 2010
ABF Canada has a small terminal in Cambridge ON that serves customers in the Kitchener, Cambridge, Guelph areas. This Con-way Canada Sterling with a Con-way Canada pup was parked in Toronto on July 8 2011. This Freightliner was lettered for ADMIRAL MERCHANTS Motor Freight, which prior to US Deregulation was a large LTL carrier serving many states.
They closed the LTL side down and turned into a flat deck and heavy haul carrier using owner operators. August 2011.
Here is an owner-operator from Colonial Freight Systems, based in Knoxville TN, in Mississauga - September 2011. This Kenworth T600 from Sullivan Transportation based in St.Paul MN was seen in Oakville in January 2012. This Freightliner from Linden Bulk Transport of Linden New Jersey was in Oakville ON in August 2012.
This Kenworth T600 from Miller Transporters of Jackson MS was parked at the Clarkson GO Station - August 2012. This Freightliner Cascadia from Dallas TX based FFE Transportation was on Dixie Road near Highway 401 in Mississauga. - November 2012. Here is a Con~Way set of doubles leaving for the Sarnia border crossing where it will interline with an American truck. July 2013.
A Con~Way Canada set of doubles leaves their Toronto terminal, likely to the Sarnia Ontario border crossing. July 12 2014. Charlie Danko (http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/charles_danko.htm) shoots lots of Ontario based trucks down in New Jersey. On February 17 2015 I shot a New Jersey based truck up here. This Volvo runs as COLIBRI TRANSPORTATION out of Trenton NJ. I got it just as the sun was setting. FFE - Frozen Food Express at the Dixie Road interchange in Mississauga -
January 2013
Central Transport has been upgrading their fleet. This Freightliner Cascadia daycab was on the QEW in June 2016.

This unit, seen on Highway 401 in March 2016, carries two "Fallen Flag" names. The CFI trailer, pulled by a Conway Truckload tractor is now part of XPO Logistics which is slowly rebranding the equipmewnt. Conway was taken over in late 2015.

Update:
On October 27 2016 it was announced that XPO Logistics had accepted an offer from Transforce for the truckload division. The new company will once again be called CFI and based in Joplin MO. The trucks are expected to be white with red lettering.

This sharp Peterbilt cabover from Sandman Services of Mt. Jewett PA was visiting MIssissauga in early April 2018.