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

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Denver-Chicago Trucking Company
This Denver-Chicago International was parked at the Ft.Lee (NJ) diner on U.S. 1 in 1955 or 1956. Denver-Chicago's International city tractors at the Ft. Lee diner in 1955 or 1956. This photo was taken in the summer of 1959 in northern New Jersey, at D-C's terminal. Notice the sign visible over the top of the D-C trailer in the background - Quinn Freight Lines.
This pair of Denver-Chicago Fageol tractors were parked at a truck stop in Indiana just over the Ohio line on U.S. 20 in 1959. I believe these tractors were made by International. All of the following D-C International Emeryvilles were taken at a truck stop just west of the city limits of Angola, IN on U.S. 20 in 1959. The D-C tractor is pulling a Be-Mac Transfer trailer,who based in St. Louis, Missouri.
The D-C tractor is pulling a trailer owned by Yankee Lines of Akron, OH.    
This picture was sent to Fred by Denver-Chicgo in the mid 50's. The caption on the lower right of the original read 'D-C's new Diamond T model 921 ready for the Seattle run across the Rocky Mountains. Pike's peak is in the background.

Here is an article that I think came out of TRANSPORT TOPICS and I see that it was dated March 1969. The pair didn't leave together as implied. Enlarge this picture and you can see the lettering, such as the D on the left extended to DIRECT and the C on the right COAST to COAST. The colors were very close to Mayflower with the yellow on the doors and maybe the letters.

DC didn't buy these tractors and only ran them until the weather got warm enough that air-conditioning was needed. These did not come with AC. One of the drivers complaints was that as co-driver, you set so high in your seat that you had to dress before you climbed out of the bunk, if you should be in town. You were exposed and as the driver, you felt like you could jerk the wheel and throw your partner out the window. Other complaints were the Greyhound mirrors. I could go on, but It wasn't very long before the GMC engineers stopped meeting the drivers and asking what they thought. Me and my co-driver Don Vanston (retired in Arkansas) got to make one trip before they were passed back to General Motors. I remember we got a lot of attention as we crossed America. Fred Veregge Collection.

Daniels Motor Freight
Daniels Motor Freight White was taken in 1955 or 1956 in Ft. Lee, NJ. Daniels Motor Freight Diamond T was taken in 1955 or 1956 in Ft. Lee, NJ. Daniels Motor Freight Ward LaFrance was taken in 1955 or 1956 in Ft. Lee, NJ.
Daniels Motor Freight International was taken in 1955 or 1956 in Ft. Lee, NJ. This picture of a Daniels Motor Freight GMC was sent to Fred by Daniels in the mid 50's. Daniels was purchased by Eazor Express of Pittsburgh in 1967.
This Daniels Motor Freight truck, loaded with swinging beef, overturned on a tight turn on U.S. 20 north of Bryan, OH in the spring of 1959.
Davidson Transfer & Storage
These Davidson Transfer & Storage (of Baltimore) Whites were parked at the Ft. Lee (NJ) diner in 1955 or 1956.
This Davidson Transfer & Storage White 3000 was assigned to their household goods division, and was fueling at the southbound Shell Station on U.S. 1 at Ft. Lee, NJ in 1955 or 1956. This picture of a Davidson Transfer & Storage White 3000 was sent to Fred by Davidson in the mid 50's. This picture of their White 3000's line-up was sent to me by Davidson Transfer & Storage in the mid 50's.
Davidson Transfer & Storage sent this picture of one of their Whites to Fred in the mid 50's. Davidson Transfer & Storage sent this picture of one of their White 3000's to Fred in the mid 50's. Davidson Transfer & Storage sent this picture of one of their household goods division Whites to Fred in the mid 50's.
This picture of one of Davidson's Whites was taken near Bedford, PA in 1957 by John Mason.
Dallas & Mavis Forwarding
Dallas & Mavis was based in South Bend, IN.
Dorn's Transportation
Dorn's, based in Albany, NY, was purchased by Oneida Motor Freight of Carlstadt, NJ in 1985.
This Dallas & Mavis Forwarding Co. Studebaker, loaded with 4 Willys Jeep Wagoneers, was parked at the Ft. Lee, NJ diner on U.S. 1 in 1955 or 1956. These Dorn's Transportation Macks were pulled over for inspection by the State Police at the Victor, NY Thruway interchange in the mid 70's. They were both transporting quantities of hazardous materials in amounts that required placards. See any placards?
Doyle Freight Lines
Dolyle, based in Saginaw, MI, was purchased by Great Lakes Express, also of Saginaw, in 1960.
Doyle Freight Lines sent this picture of one of their Chevys to Fred in the mid 50's.



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