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Skookum Trucking
I landed a "contract" for two trucks with one of Winnipeg's largest produce houses. I sold the Pete and bought two T-600 KWs, and traded the Trailmobile on a couple of 48 ft. reefers. This is # 106. I was up to four KWs, half-owner in a Freightliner with Oliver Good, and up to eight reefers, and a changing roster of around three owner\ops before I got fed up. This is #106 three years later in front of my shop, with a million kliks on it.
The lineup to get on the banana dock in Galveston, TX We loaded out of Del Monte. Note the superstructure of the banana boat behind the warehouse.
Two of the KWs loading. The third truck from the right ( the Freightshaker with the set- back axle is the one I was in 50/50 with Oliver Good.) Bananas coming off the boat.
The last mile, just before entering Ritchie Bros.Auction site in Nisku, AB. I'd already shut down Skookum over a period of months. The two tractors waiting to go in the lineup. The trailers brought about what I expected, but the tractors went really high, considering the mileage on them. This was the only accident that Skookum was involved in for over 4 years and about 5 million miles. There was virtually no damage to the trailer. The driver, who had swerved part way onto the shoulder to avoid this guy said the car bounced off the tires like a ping pong ball.
This article appeared in Caterpillar's monthly newsletter. A KW sow at the auction (BIG, isn't it!).


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