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International Transport/Schneider
Here's Ben Blue in '83 at I. T. It took him a year and a half to get on with them. They wouldn't over-truck, so he had to wait until they felt they really needed him. Imagine that!!!!. They also had a maximum payment requirement for owner-operators and wouldn't accept anyone who had payments greater than that amount. It must have been a great place to work. He has on a John Deere scraper going from a dealer in Regina to Arizona. A load of sticks. They didn't pay thay great, but I T usually made up for it on the next trip or so. Hay River,NWT bound with a Terex all-terrain crane out of Waverley, IA.
Vermeer balers at their plant in Pella, IA. going to west of Yorkton, SK. Another paint job. Heading to Regina with a Case 30 front end loader out of Wasau, WI. Here's Ben beside the new (glider kit) Pete, 250 inch wheel base with all the COE's running gear, including the NTC 350 Cummins, which he had swapped for the 8V92 a while earlier.
Empty lookin' for a load. A Clark Equipment 175B front end loader on a lowbed. I don't see the name "Michigan" on it, though. A Caterpillar D7 ex Peoria,IL going to Thunder Bay, ON.
A Timberjack grapple skidder on a double drop ex Dubuque,IA. A front view. Note the name had changed to Schneider Specialized Carriers, who bought out International Transport Heading to Kelowna, BC with a JD 644H front end loader ex Davenport, IA.
A John Deere skidder ex Davenport, IA. to Thunder Bay, ON. The Trane air conditioning system for the hospital in Yarmouth, NS. arriving for delivery. Another Clark 175B. I don't see the name Michigan on it either.
In the equipment hauling business, you go fro one extreme ------- ---------to another. Here's Ben's "pup" parked in his shop beside the Pete - a restored '55 International half-ton.

Gordie Sokol
Gordie had this COE Freightliner on with I.T. in the seventies at the time Schneider bought them out. Hooked to a 42 ft. drop deck. A good looking F/L.He missed out on the opportunity to get a Green Card here. He fell off a trailer while loading,and by the time he got back to work again it was Schneider.

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