Fred Gruin Jr. Truck Pictures
March 30, 1941 - January 2, 2017

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Chicago Express Inc.
CXI was purchased by McLean Trucking Co. of Winston-Salem, NC in 1962.
CXI White 3000, taken in Ft. Lee, NJ, on U.S. 1, a mile south of the George Washington Bridge, in 1955 or 1956. CXI Autocar, taken in Ft. Lee, NJ, on U.S. 1, a mile south of the George Washington Bridge, in 1955 or 1956. CXI Brockway but it belongs to Feuer Transport, taken in Ft. Lee, NJ, on U.S. 1, a mile south of the George Washington Bridge, in 1955 or 1956.
CXI International CO-190, taken in Ft. Lee, NJ, on U.S. 1, a mile south of the George Washington Bridge, in 1955 or 1956. These CXI terminal pictures were taken in New York City a few blocks from the West Side Highway and Hudson River piers in 1955 or 1956.
This Chicago Express Mack was parked in the Bedford service area of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in 1957. The picture was taken by John Mason. This line-up of Chicago Express White 3000 power units was in Bedford, PA in 1957, and was taken by Fred's pal John Mason. Another line-up of Chicago Express equipment at Bedford, PA in 1957, taken by John Mason
This Chicago Express GMC trasctor was parked in the Bedford service area of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in 1957, and the picture was taken by Fred's pal John Mason. Another view of the CXI GMC, with 2 other trucks, taken by John Mason. This color postcard of a Chicago Express white 3000 was sent to Fred by CXI in 1955 or 1956.
Consolidated Freightways
This Consolidated Freightways picture was sent to Fred by CF in 1954 or 1955. Here is a CF Freightliner Bubblenose pulling a set up double. This Consolidated Freightways picture was sent to me by CF in 1954 or 1955. Here is a CF Freightliner pulling a set of doubles. This picture was taken by Fred's pal Bill Jensen somewhere in the "Western Rockies" in the late 60's.
Consolidated Freightways White 5000 taken in October 1960 on the Turnpike near Fremont, IN. Consolidated Freightways White 5000 taken in October 1960 at the Angola service area on the Indiana Turnpike.
Chemical Tank Lines
Chemical, of Dowingtown, PA, is now Chemical-Leaman.
This Chemical Tank Lines Mack was parked off U.S. 1 north in Metuchen, NJ, summer of 1959.
Cooper Motor Lines
Cooper, based in Greenville, SC, was purchased by Great Southern Trucking Co. around the time these pictures were taken.
Cooper Motor Lines White 3000 was taken on U.S. 40 in MD in the summer of 1958. Cooper Motor Lines Mack was taken the following summer (1959), parked just off Route 1 north of Metuchen, NJ.
Cooper Motor Lines Macks were taken on U.S. 40 in Maryland during the summer of 1958. Cooper Motor Lines Chevy or GMC straight truck was taken somewhere in NJ in 1955 or 1956.
Commercial Motor Freight
Commercial, based in Columbus, OH, became Commercial-Lovelace Motor Freight in 1976.
Coastal Tank Lines
A visit to Commercial Motor Freight's Ft. Wayne, IN terminal in the fall of 1959 found these vehicles parked there. Coastal Tank Lines Ford Diamond T, taken somewhere in New Jersey around 1955 or 1956.
Coastal Tank Lines Ford were taken at the Ft. Lee (NJ) diner in 1955 or 1956. Coastal Tank Lines White 3000 and another Diamond T taken somewhere in New Jersey around 1955 or 1956.
W. T. Cowan, Inc.
 
W.T. Cowan White hauling the ship's propeller was taken at the Silver Moon diner in New Jersey in 1955 or 1956. W.T. Cowan Autocar seen at a Caslo Service Station in New Jersey in 1955 or 1956. W.T. Cowan GMC bobtail was taken at a Cowan terminal in New Jersey in 1955 or 1956..
W.T. Cowan GMC parked at the Ft. Lee diner in New Jersey in 1955 or 1956.
Cooper-Jarrett, Inc.
This picture of a Cooper-Jarrett GMC was taken by Fred's pal Bill Jensen, probably somewhere in Illinois in the early 60's. This line-up of Cooper-Jarrett GMCs was at their relay station in Bedford, PA. John Mason took the picture in 1957. Here's a closer look at the Cooper-Jarrett on the left end of the line-up at Bedford, pulling a Red Ball Transfer (of Omaha) trailer. The picture was taken by John Mason.
The Cooper-Jarrett line-up in Bedford from another angle. Again, John Mason took the picture in 1957. Cooper-Jarrett GMC (the one on the left), was taken on the Pennsylvania Turnpike by John Mason in 1957. Cooper-Jarrett GMC's in the line-up was at their relay station in Bedford, in 1957, and taken by John Mason.
Cooper-Jarrett GMC was taken by Fred somewhere in PA, in 1956. Cooper-Jarrett GMC with an Atlantic Freight Lines trailer was taken from an overpass on the Indiana Toll Road near Fremont in the spring of 1960. Cooper-Jarrett bought Altantic that same year. Cooper-Jarrett GMC with an ICX trailer was at the Cooper-Jarrett terminal off U.S. 1 just north of Metuchen, NJ. Fred took this picture in the summer of 1959.
Cooper-Jarrett Hendrickson pulling the turnpike doubles was taken from that same overpass at the same time of the year. That tractor worked between the western end of the Indiana Toll Road and the eastern end of the Ohio Turnpike. Here is a closer shot of the the Cooper-Jarrett turnpike doubles.
Carolina Freight Carriers, Inc.
Carolina Freight Carriers, of Cherryville, SC, was purchased by ABF System in 1999.
This Carolina Freight Carriers Mack was at the Woodbridge, VA scales in the early 60's. The picture was taken by Bill Jensen. These two post cards were sent to me by Carolina Freight Carriers in 1955 or 1956.
H-model Macks were pulling the Carolina Freight Carriers trailers in the top pictrure, parked at the Ft. Lee (NJ) diner in 1955 or 1956. Another Mack pulls a Carolina reefer trailer somewhere in NJ during 1955 or 1956.
This Carolina Freight Carriers Mack was leaving the toll gate on the Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge in 1955 or 1956. The picture was taken by John Mason. This Carolina Freight Carriers Mack tractor was parked at the Ft. Lee (NJ) diner in 1955 or 1956. The picture was taken by John Mason. This Carolina Freight Carriers Mack was parked at the Ft. Lee (NJ) diner in 1955 or 1956. Photo by John Mason.
Jack Cole Co.
Commercial Carriers
The picture of this Jack Cole Co. GMC was taken near Burlington, NJ on U.S. 130 in 1956. Jack Cole was based in Birmingham, AL. Another Jack Cole GMC, also taken near Burlington on the same day. This Commercial Carriers (Detroit) Dodge was parked at a truck stop near Hamilton, IN on what used to be U.S. 27. The picture was taken in early 1959.
Central Motor Lines
Central was based in Charlotte, NC, and was bought by Akers Motor Lines in 1976.
Colonial Motor Lines
Central Motor Lines Mack was taken at a truck stop on U.S. 130 near Burlington, NJ in 1956. Central Motor Lines Mack was taken 3 years later, on U.S. 1 near Metuchen, NJ. This picture of a Colonial Motor Lines Mack was taken during the summer of 1958 on U.S. 1 in Washington, DC, a few blocks from the Capitol.
Chevrolet Motor Division
Capitol Packing
This Chevrolet Motor Division (of GM) Chevy was parked at a dealer in IL in the early 70's. Bill Jensen took the photo. This Capitol Packing (Denver) Freightliner was parked on the side of U.S. 1 in Ft. Lee, NJ in 1955 or 1956. Freightliners were rarely seen on the east coast in those days.
Chief Freight Lines
Chief was based in Tulsa, and went bankrupt in 1980.

This picture was taken at Chief Freight Lines' Oklahoma City terminal in the mid 70's.

Chief purchased Morrison Motor Freight sometime in the very late 1970s in order to expand the system eastward. At that time Chief began using "Teams" to span the system because historically, they had only operated as far North & East as KCY. In 1980, Chief was a victim of deregulation, as were so many carriers at that time. Later, the owner, Lloyd Stith (sp?), resurrected the name as C.H.I.E.F. and purchased some of the trailers from the bankruptcy court and inserted the periods on the signs. The company was technically named, Custom Highway Interstate Express Freight and was TL only.

Continental Transport
Continental was based in McKees Rocks, PA, and merged with Werner Transportation to become Werner Continental in 1967.
Cross Transportation
This Continental Transportation Lines Autocar was parked somewhere in NJ (or PA) in 1955 or 1956. This picture of Cross Transportation's fleet of Mack tractors was taken at their Bridgeton, NJ headquarters in 1955 or 1956.
Comoco, Inc.
This picture of Comoco, Inc.'s Freightliner was taken on U.S. 1 at Ft. Lee, NJ in 1955 or 1956. Didn't see too many of these in Ft. Lee, not even 1 a month. Another view of the Comoco Freightliner, this one taken by John Mason.



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