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On September 2, 2002, Consolidated Freightways filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

CF Phoenix, Arizona terminal after the shutdown.
A Consolidated Freightways 45 foot dry box sitting in a dirt field adjacent to their Phoenix terminal after the shutdown. Craig Wendt Collection. An aged CF Freightliner FLC112 backed into the dock for the last time. Taken at the Phoenix terminal after their unfortunate Labor Day shutdown. Craig Wendt Collection. A Consolidated Freightliner FLD120 parked with it's set of doubles parked in the same spot the driver left it, expecting to come back to it after the weekend. This was a "Sleeper Team" Linehaul tractor used by CF to longer Linehaul runs that couldn't be handled by the solo drivers. Photographed at the Phoenix Terminal after the shutdown. Craig Wendt Collection.
A CF Freightliner Linehaul tractor parked next to a pup. This equipment was later auctioned off for only a few thousand dollars. Taken after the shutdown of an American trucking legend. A row of discarded CF 45' trailers parked in a lot adjacent to the new Phoenix terminal. This photo was taken after CF shut it's doors suddenly. Craig Wendt Collection. A long row of CF 28' pups parked at their Phoenix, Arizona terminal. Many of these trailers most likely still had freight loaded on them. Taken at the Consolidated Freightways Phoenix, Arizona terminal after the shutdown. Craig Wendt Collection.
The rear of two identical CF pups showing the large logos placed on the back of all company trailers. These were unmistakable when coming upon a Consolidated truck at night as they doubled as reflectors. Taken after the company-wide shutdown at the Phoenix terminal. Craig Wendt Collection. The Consolidated Freightways terminal sign placed at the entrance of their terminal. The Phoenix terminal of CF was, I believe, one of the largest in the CF empire. It was also only afew years old, having been built in the very late 1990's. Craig Wendt Collection.  

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