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Here is a JKC Transport Freightliner Century Class taken in Louisiana. C&W T-800 parked outside Phoenix, Arizona. This truck is mainly used to transport gravel and rock around Arizona. This Freightliner Century Class is owned and operated by Craig's Father. Leased to Landstar Inway, it operates as C To C Express Trucking in 48 states. Seen here parked next to the "Great Salt Lake."
This Dick Simon Freightliner Classic XL is seen parked next to a major intersection in Phoenix,Arizona. Dick Simon Trucking was based out of Salt Lake City,Utah and is now called Central Refrigerated. This Peterbilt 379 is leased to Frozen Foods Express (FFE) and is seen parked at their Terminal in Phoenix,Arizona. Craig took this photo while waiting to get unloaded in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo is of a Landstar trailer taken around time when Las Vegas had major flooding occur.
An RC Transportation Freightliner FLD 120 speeds down the road in Alabama. This photo was taken from the inside of Craig's Dad's truck. This beautiful old Kenworth W900 is seen parked at a maintenance facility in Tolleson, Arizona. This Kenworth W900L is seen parked infront of the Phoenix Memorial Collesium. This rig was brand new from Kenworth and made its first appearance at this Truck Show.
Swift Transportation Classic XL pulling a three axle trailer. These White Classics are used by Swift as Training trucks. Also absent from the trailer are "The Carrier of the 90's" titles that accompanied most of Swifts older trailers. Photo taken at Pecos,Texas truckstop.
A Freightliner Century Class leased to Swift Transportation. These Blue Centuries are available to Swift drivers as lease purchase trucks. Photo take at a Florida Petro. Kenworth T-600B Leased to Roadway packaging Service pulling a set of doubles. Photo taken at Flying J Truckstop. An aged School House Transport Kenworth T-600B pulling a set of Turnpike doubles parked at a New York Toll Plaza.
Swift Freightliner Classic XL bobtail. These blue classics were used by Swift as Team trucks and accumulated quite a few miles with Swift but have since been retired from inventory. Photo taken in Phoenix, Arizona. Swift Transportation Freightliner FLD120. This photo was taken during the time Swift was moving from their older facilities to the brand new, state-of-the-art terminal about 5 miles down the road. This "Freightshaker" was one of the few Raised Roof Sleeper Cabs that was assigned to their flatbed division. Also noticed the low unit number (918), these days they are five to six digits. Another item of interest is the little light right above the sunvisor, that was used to illuminate Swift's logo at night and was common on all of Swift's trucks.(Pretty neat looking at night) Photo taken in Phoenix, Arizona. M.S. Carriers Freightliner Century Class parked at a shopping mall awaiting his turn to get unloaded. These trucks might become a rare site once Swift applies their own titles. Photo taken in Phoenix, Arizona.
Frozen Food Express (FFE) Freightliner FLD120 taken at their yard in Phoenix, Arizona. FFE currently has very few FLD models remaining in their fleet. They have since converted to Century Class models. Paschall Truck Lines (PTL) Freightliner Century Class and International 9200i parked in unison at a truck stop in Yuma, Arizona. Notice the American Flag decals on the side of the Century. Paschall Truck Lines-"We Drive a Fine Line" Freightliner Classic XL leased to Dart Transportation. Photo taken at Rip Griffins truckstop in Tonapah, Arizona
Schanno Transportation Peterbilt 379 parked in Louisiana, this rig and it's trailer were owned by a husband/wife team. Gulf Central Transport Peterbilt 379 unloading at Fleming Food's facilities in Phoenix, Arizona. Palmentere Brothers Kenworth T2000 parked at Rip Griffin's Travel Center in Tonapah,Arizona.
SBT Overland Kenworth T-600B backing into a dock at a warehouse adjacent to the Home Depot Distribution center in Los Angeles, California. A now defunct Con-Way Truckload division Owner-Operator seen at the Pilot Truck Stop in Phoenix, Arizona. Con-Way's Truckload division was bought by Covenant Transport in 1998. You can still see a few of Con-Way's old trailers pulled by Covenant trucks as a number of them are used for Covenant's rollerbed air freight service. Another carrier that now ceases to exist, ETV Inc. was shut down by the Department of Transportation for using "Shadow Drivers", making it appear that a solo driver was running as a team and allowing drivers to falsify their log books. This T600 is seen at a Las Vegas casino presumably laid over for the night.
This J.B Hunt International cabover was photographed at Rip Griffin's Travel Plaza in Tonopah, Arizona. J.B. Hunt claims that their fleet is now 100% converted to Freightliner Century Class Conventionals, however you can still see a number of these old International cabovers and the newer Freightliner Argosy Cabovers still in service based out of their Phoenix, Arizona Service Center. An Oakley Transport Mack CH613 is parked behind an identical truck of the same company. Oakley is a Liquid Food Grade Tanker company based out of Lake Whales, Florida. Photo taken at the Rip Griffins Travel Plaza in Tonopah, Arizona. An aging Freightliner Cabover leased to Swift Transportation is photographed at the Home Depot Distribution Center in Los Angeles, California.
Schneider National Specialized unit parked at the Pilot Truck Stop (Formerly Williams). This rig was loaded down with huge sheets of glass and is an unusual sight in Arizona. A very new US Xpress Enterprises Freightliner Columbia. USX is one of the few, though growing, fleets that equips their trucks with Eaton AutoShift transmissions. Photographed at the Pilot Truck Stop in Phoenix, Arizona.



A Consolidated Freightways 45 foot dry box sitting in a dirt field adjacent to their Phoenix terminal after the shutdown. An aged CF Freightliner FLC112 backed into the dock for the last time. Taken at the Phoenix terminal after their unfortunate Labor Day shutdown. A Consolidated Freightliner FLD120 parked with it's set of doubles parked in the same spot the driver left it, expecting to come back to it after the weekend. This was a "Sleeper Team" Linehaul tractor used by CF to longer Linehaul runs that couldn't be handled by the solo drivers. Photographed at the Phoenix Terminal after the shutdown.
A CF Freightliner Linehaul tractor parked next to a pup. This equipment was later auctioned off for only a few thousand dollars. Taken after the shutdown of an American trucking legend. A row of discarded CF 45' trailers parked in a lot adjacent to the new Phoenix terminal. This photo was taken after CF shut it's doors suddenly. A long row of CF 28' pups parked at their Phoenix, Arizona terminal. Many of these trailers most likely still had freight loaded on them. Taken at the Consolidated Freightways Phoenix, Arizona terminal after the shutdown.
The rear of two identical CF pups showing the large logos placed on the back of all company trailers. These were unmistakable when coming upon a Consolidated truck at night as they doubled as reflectors. Taken after the company-wide shutdown at the Phoenix terminal. The Consolidated Freightways terminal sign placed at the entrance of their terminal. The Phoenix terminal of CF was, I believe, one of the largest in the CF empire. It was also only afew years old, having been built in the very late 1990's.




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