|I found this old White truck in Knox (Toto), IN. It has the name of Tunnel Express Chicago, IL on it. It's been sitting so long a tree has grown up inside the engine compartment that is about 60-70 ft tall|
|There are all pictures of my Dad's company since 1969. I still run one tractor and now recycle wooden reels from wire. I kept the WB Motor Express name, cause we always hauled electrical wire, and everyone still knows the name 37 years later.
We started in Chicago (1969-1975), Bensenville, IL (1975-1993) and Demotte, IN (1993 to present)
|Dad's 1965 Ford F-600 tractor purchased from North Harlem Cartage in 1972 for $1000 for tractor and trailer. This picture was taken in September 18, 1972 at Belden and Kenneth Ave in Chicago, IL||1966 International 1700 Loadstar with 16 ft body taken in November 1974 at 2257 N. Kenneth Ave in Chicago, IL||1979 Ford LN 7000 taken at Bensenville, IL|
|1987 International S Series taken on June 2, 1996||1996 Volvo WG64T which was sold in October 2002||1998 International 9400i Eagle which was sold in December 2002 to Effingham Truck Sales in Effingham, IL|
|1998 Volvo VLN420 taken in September 2003||2002 Volvo taken in March 2006. Our latest tractor||My business card for W B Motor Express|
|Here are two pictures of an old Fruit Belt Motor Service trailer #1659. The Sear Roebuck trailers in the midwest has a red ball on the nose, rear and sides, which is painted back over the name in here. The red ball said Sears Roebuck & Co. Both sides of the trailer said, "Shop at Sears and Save".
If anyone has any other pictures of Fruit Belt Motor Service trucks or trailers, I would really like some copies.
|Signal took over Fruitbelt Motor Service and Sears Truck operation in Chicago around 1969-70. Signal hauled solely for Sears and Whirlpool.|
|Signal GMC Brigadier tractor driven by Bill Blinkwolt in 1990||I-94E in Northwest Indiana in 1990||Signal Delivery Service truck driven by Bill Blinkwolt along I-94 East and Ripley Street in Portage, IN|
|Here is the old scale house on Michigan Rt 12 next to J/J's Truck Stop in New Buffalo, MI. It still has the old wood burner stove in it. The Pole Barn was built behind it after it was closed. It was a popular scale till I-94 was finished in 1971. It was called the "Missing Link Stretch". My Dad crossed it three times a week.|
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