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




CF Freightliners hooked at to pup and a 53 foot trailer in Springfield, MO after the shutdown. Taken in September 2002. Sign of a trailer for CF Air taken in Springfield, MO after the shutdown in September 2002. Old trailer with one side cut out to use for more door space at Springfield. Taken in September 2002.
Consolidated Freightways Freightliner pulling a set of triples over Cabbage Hill. Hank Suderman Collection. Consolidated Freightways Freightliner pulling a set of triples eastbound on I-84, west of The Dalles, Oregon. Hank Suderman Collection. CF Hayward, California getting trucks ready for auction.
Different views of a Consolidated Freightways International tractor/trailer, taken at their Mt. Vernon terminal in April 2000. Hank Suderman Collection.
Some shots of a couple of Consolidated Freightways Freightliner conventional tractors, taken at their Mt. Vernon terminal in April 2000. Hank Suderman Collection.
Consolidated Freightways Ford tractor at their Mt. Vernon terminal. The picture was taken in April 2000. Hank Suderman Collection. A couple of views of a Consolidated Freightways trailer used for the No Zone safety campaign. Hank Suderman Collection.
Consolidated Freightways Freightliner loading freight for the US at United Terminals in North Burnaby, BC in May 2000. Hank Suderman Collection.
US bound Consolidated Freightways doubles leaving United Terminals in North Burnaby, BC in May 2000. Hank Suderman Collection. Consolidated Freightways Freightliner loading at United Terminals in North Burnaby, BC in May 2000. Hank Suderman Collection. CF truck for sale at Portland, OR in 1991. Joseph Hyberg Collection.
Freightliner FL-112 from Consolidated Freightways at the service plaza of I-90 West of Syracuse, New York on August 26, 2000. Doug McKenzie Collection. Freightliner FLC-120 single-axle from Consolidated Freightways. Again at the service plaza on I-90 west of Syracuse, New York on August 26, 2000. Doug McKenzie Collection. This is the only time I have ever seen 2 CF rag top pups hooked up a doubles. Both Pines-built pups were shot at the York, PA terminal (by now, the breakbulk operation had shifted to the old Carolina terminal in Carlisle) in the mid-90's. John L. Becker Collection.
CF Wedge vans parked at the Oakville Ontario Sufferance Warehouse. Doug McKenzie Collection. CF Triples photographed on I-80 at Maumee (just west of Toledo), Ohio. Photo was taken by Ray Ellis. Doug McKenzie Collection. This shows the left side of a former CF Freightliner tag-tandem tractor with air start tank very well. Tag on front says California. Doug McKenzie Collection.
Picture of CF sleeper team headed west on I-80 thru Wyoming. Taken from shotgun seat of Earl's Kenworth. Also taken November 1996. Paul Kane Collection. CF Freightliner COE triples westbound on the Ohio turnpike near Cleveland in October 2001. Paul Kane Collection. This was shot at the Oakmont Service Plaza, MM 50 eastbound on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The Arby's here was always a favorite stopping place for CF drivers. Paul Kane Collection.

Here is what some of the CF employees thought of the company back in the early 90's. We bought them a complete truck and trailer combo, CF-1. The pictures on the trailers were of employees and it certainly was a head turner since nobody ever saw a CF truck with polished budds all the way around. It was a working show truck and always kept spotless.

I took this picture right before I got on the Ohio Turnpike at Akron, Ohio going to the next relay at Peru, Ill. The unit was going on through to Sacramento, CA. Jerry Langfitt Collection.



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