You may download any image for personal or non-commercial use only.
YOU MAY NOT DOWNLOAD ANY PICTURE FROM THIS WEB SITE TO BE USED ON YOUTUBE OR FACEBOOK.
Here is a Motorways Ford pulling a set of doubles.
Here is a Marmon truck and trailer hauling for St. Joseph Motor Lines.
|And now 'the rest of the story' on that truck. From Gary M Bogers
I put the year close to 1990. I would guess that the words on the side of the rear trailer state: A BOX CAR ON WHEELS 1-800-MAGNAVAN or close to that.
Magna Van used this truck you have pictured in their brochures. At the time, 45' trailers were the norm and there was a 65' bumper to bumper length law. Most trucks were cab overs because of that fact. The Magna Van in this configuration offered 55-60' of legal continuous trailer space with a slide together system, and kept the overall length to 65'.
The trailer also has front doors, and when the unit was straight, and all 3 sets of doors were open, the driver would push a switch that would release the tongue assembly on the trailer unit, and allow the front unit to backup to the trailer. Then the driver would drop a dock plate between the trailers so the forklift driver could drive straight through.
I had one of these built for the company that I worked for in 1994. We operated it through until 2000 until one of our mechanics forgot to set the brake and let the front unit roll downhill where it met its untimely death. Maggy, as we called it, was not missed by any of the drivers. Drivers like drop and hook, not sit while the shipper loads your truck (because its attached to the power unit). Although the model in your picture could actually be unhooked completely from the power unit, it was not safe to load like that.
Just thought you or someone there might like 'the rest of the story' on that truck. -- Gary M Bogers