|Jade Transport is owned by Larry Dyck. He loves good looking trucks. This is at Jade's shop on #59 in St.Boniface. He liked trucks that pulled, too, and this old Pete did!||I put quite a few miles on this T-800 KW. Not as fancy, and not as fast, but slid along very nicely, thank you.||Loading asphalt at Koch Oil, just north of Jade on #59.|
|Heading down #2 to a road job in Manitoba.||Scaling in at the site.||Jade's R-model Mack.|
|I got a kick out of driving this little Mack.||Heading north on SA #2 to the pulp mill Prince Albert for a load of tall oil ( a by-product of the pulping process).||Southbound on the St.Louis bridge.|
|The centre portion used to be for the railroad.||Gee, look at all the asphalt rigs. It must be Moose Jaw! Thats me under the sign.||Larry sent me out there to haul to a road job at Snow Lake, MB, which is 60 miles directly east of Flin Flon. You take MB #10 north of The Pas, and pick up #39 at Simonhouse, and then take PR 392 north.|
|Nothing but miles here. Once you got east of Yorkton, Saskatchewan, there was nothing or nobody to bother you. And going back?- well, sit down, shut up, and HOLD ON!!! I came very close to a a "5000 miler" on this haul.||This is on the Bonneville salt flats in the Great Salt Lake Desert on the south side of I-80 near the Nevada line. I'm heading in to load here. There is a large network of roads out there,so you have to pay attention.||At the loading rack, loading Mag-Clor (magnesium chloride).|
|Heading back up to the Interstate. This was a customer's trailer. The load was bound for Red Lake, ON||I was westbound on SA #5 about 50 miles east of Saskatoon around 05:00 one January mornin when a BIG buck deer came full bore out of the south ditch and tried to jump across in front of me.||He was airborne when I hit him and I thought, "There goes the rad-". There were two almost similtaneous hard bangs, one from the deer,and the other from the load of DKP in that straight gut trailer hitting the front bulkhead.|
|Everything kind of happened in slow motion- the buck sailed through the air and landed in the eastbound lane and slid along, slowly sliding to the shoulder. We both came to a stop at about the same time.I pulled off the road and dragged him clear of the highway, checked the truck, and the rad was ok. Good bumper! Glad it was a set-back axle!||Loading tallow at Custom Packers in St. Boniface. We hauled a lot of tallow (food grade and industrial grade) down to Toronto.||This is a stainless steel straight gut tank, and they take a bit of getting used to. You have to develop a knack for shifting just at the right time. If you start applying fuel as the wave is moving towards the rear, you get your teeth loosened, no extra charge!|
|This on MI #28 on the south shore of Lake Superior in the U.P. heading east||We hauled DKP (Di-potasium Phosphate, used in making anti-freeze) steady out of Port Colborne, ON to Dow Chemical in Ft.Saskatchewan, AB. I had 4250 miles in one week as I was coming through Winnipeg westbound, and they pulled me off the truck and spoiled the only other chance I had to make a "a 5000 miler". Ah, the good old days!
Jade was a great place to work-Great people, great trucks.
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