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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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