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Title: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: charlie on December 25, 2007, 07:05:41 PM
Figured tanker outfits deserved a thread the same as flatbeds & reefers. Whether merged, bought out or just folded up a lot of big companies & colorful liveries have disappeared over the years. I've got a few to start off with; please feel free to hop aboard & list a few that you remember.  8-)


Rollo

Con Wiemar

Krajack Tank Lines

Provan

Chemical Leaman

Matlack

H.R. Ritter
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: wbache on December 25, 2007, 09:08:05 PM
Ryder ran I 81 pretty heavy back in the 60's

System Tank Lines ( I believe owned by PIE) and eventually operated under that name

Hatchco out of Woods Cross UT---merged into Jack Kelly

Cantlay and Tanzola.  This one was a part of  Western Gillette and when Big R took them over they got the tank line and ran it for a while .

Widing out of St. John OR

Belyea    A small tank operaion of Belyea truck a heavy hauler merged into Dealers Transit who ran one or two units hauling for Texaco in the LA area and they are gone too. 

Lang    Goes back to the 40's.  They also owned the bus company in Long Beach CA which was sold off to National City Lines.

CF also operated tank trucks some of them hauled road oil and had spreaders.

Lamb--another LA operation which was bought out by CF.

Kaw Transport   a link shows it was bought out by Liquid Transport
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: racechaser8 on December 26, 2007, 10:02:45 AM
  Maxwell out of cincinnati I think. Racechaser8
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: Ray V on December 26, 2007, 12:11:31 PM
Refiners Transport and Terminal (later to become BMI) out of Oregon Ohio.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: Maurizio on December 26, 2007, 12:45:31 PM
ABF had O/O runing tanks back in the 80' too
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: Jason M. on December 26, 2007, 02:34:05 PM
Merrill Transport from Portland, ME.  Operated in Northern New England from 1940's until they were bought up by Superior Carriers in the late '80's I believe.  Had 4 or 5 terminals in ME plus one in VT.  Big user of IH power with 230 Cummins(!) at the end of it.  The last batch of tractors were 1984 White/GMC's with 315 Cummins in them.  Mostly hauled diesel, gas, and a lot of black oil for the many paper mills back then.  For years and years they hauled all the fuel oil for the power plant on top of MT. Washington in New Hampshire.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: charlie on December 26, 2007, 07:43:49 PM
Quite a few TL & LTL companies had a tanker fleet back in the day. A few that come to mind are:

Consolidated Freightways

Mason-Dixon

PIE

Lee & Estes

Denver - Chicago
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: JIM STEELE on December 26, 2007, 08:14:48 PM
CANTLAY TANZOLA OPERATED IN THE WESTERN STATES.
  THERE WAS A TANK LINE IN LONG BEACH CALIF. BY THE NAME I THINK  WAS  HARBOR TANK LINES.
 RINGSBY TRUCK LINE ALSO HAD TANKERS .
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: Rob Archer on December 26, 2007, 08:28:20 PM
What about Frontier Delivery Service out of Buffalo?
Does anyone remember them?
Green Macks and Brockways.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: wbache on December 26, 2007, 08:32:25 PM
Quite a few TL & LTL companies had a tanker fleet back in the day. A few that come to mind are:

Consolidated Freightways

Mason-Dixon

PIE

Lee & Estes

Denver - Chicago

I believe Denver Chicago sold their tank operation to Ruan and that was a long time ago.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: wbache on December 26, 2007, 08:52:16 PM
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CANTLAY TANZOLA OPERATED IN THE WESTERN STATES.

After Western Gillette along with Cantlay and Tanzola was sold to Big R . Cantlay started another tank line which I believe hauled off the end of the pipeline in Las Vegas. Western Gillette also operated a tanker operation under the Western Gillette name that used leasers to haul Cryogenic and compressed gases to various Aerospace facilities including Cape Canaveral. In the late 60's the White/Autocar/Freightliner branch on Washington Blvd usually had a F/L tractor in stock with the specs that a leaser needed to haul for Western Gillette on the compressed gas haul.

Another industrial compressed gas hauler was Logex who mostly used O/O's and was merged into Trimac. They were based in Orange CA
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: charlie on December 27, 2007, 07:51:13 PM

Burlington Industries

Grace

Klemm Tank Lines - midwest outfit bought out 4-5 years ago

Liquid Cargo - bought out by Dana-Suttles

Provost - Canadian outfit but had a yard in Keasby NJ.

P.B. Mutrie
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: Rob Archer on December 28, 2007, 07:15:34 AM

Provost - Canadian outfit but had a yard in Keasby NJ.


Provost bought out local tank carrier BULK CARRIERS in the 80's.
Diesel Gypsy worked for them in the 50's or early 60's.

Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: charlie on December 28, 2007, 12:49:27 PM
Quadrel Brothers - Jersey outfit bought out by Matlack

MTS (Material Transport Service) - Bulk hauler from Northampton PA. Sharp looking powder blue tractors.

Montgomery Tank Lines - Part of the QC takeover
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: Gary Smith on December 28, 2007, 06:18:26 PM
Quite a few TL & LTL companies had a tanker fleet back in the day. A few that come to mind are:

Consolidated Freightways

Mason-Dixon

PIE

Lee & Estes

Denver - Chicago

Charlton Bros. Transportation Co. out of Hagerstown, MD had a tank division.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: Gary Smith on December 28, 2007, 06:29:59 PM
Coastal Tank Lines (Akron, OH; IIRC)

P.B. Mutrie (Boston, MA)

O'Boyle Tank Lines (out of the Washington DC area, ran mostly green R600's with gold trim)

Cement Express (York, PA, ran Mack R600's and White 4064T/RBM64T/RB2M64T, black with a yellow stripe at the beltline)

Mitchell Transport (Cleveland, OH, part of Leaseway, was contract carrier for Lehigh Cement, light blue White 4064T's)

Dayton Transport (Dayton, VA, was merged into Hahn Transportation out of New Market, MD)

Oil Transport (Chesapeake, VA)

Indianhead Truck Line (St. Paul, MN)

Not tank carriers, but still bulk haulers (dumps):

Tajon, Inc.  (Western PA, forget which town)

Jack Grey Transport (Gary, IN)
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: wbache on December 28, 2007, 07:38:16 PM
Is Erickson Transport out of Springfield Mo still in business--hauled milk and food grade products .

Back in the 60's there used to be a Mcbride milk tank operation that ran out of upstate NY on route 17 thru Liberty they were in business for a long time.

In checking about Erickson I found a whole list of tank operations that were in business in 2000 some of which may no longer operate.   I noticed Gully Transportation on that list -- not aware that they had a tank operation.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: JIM STEELE on December 28, 2007, 08:57:25 PM
   I BELIVE ERICKSON TRANSPORT  SOLD TO QUALITY TRANSPORT. BACK IN OR AROUND 2005 .    GULLY HAS TANKERS AND BULKMATIC TRAILERS
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: JIM STEELE on December 28, 2007, 09:22:29 PM
 KAW TRANSPORT THAT WAS IN KANSAS CITY PULLED OUT OF  FARIFAX IN KANSAS CITY KS. AND OUT OF STANDARD OIL IN SUGAR CREEK, MO.  THEY SOLD TO SOME ONE BUT I DONT REMEBER WHO . 
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: Tim on January 06, 2008, 11:21:18 PM
Calzona Tankways - based out of Phoenix, AZ with a yard in Carson, CA

Douglas Oil - based out of Long Beach, CA

Armour Transport -based out of the Long Beach, CA area

Cool Transport - based out of the Los Angeles, CA area

Oilfields Trucking - based out of Bakersfield, CA with another yard in Torrance, CA

 

Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: pat on January 09, 2008, 12:09:03 PM
Beneto - out of CA, now part of KAG (Kenan advantage group), trucks now labeled as KAG West

Klein - Denver based tanker outfit, gas tankers, disappeared in the 90's
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: wbache on January 09, 2008, 03:05:33 PM
California Milk  Transport(CMT)---Gone a long time-back in the 50's had a big Barn where they parked their equipment In Paramount CA which at the time was the heart of the dairy producing industry in Southern CA. Used 2 axle Chevy's pulling tandem axle milk tanks. Friend of mine started with them after he got out of Army(Korean War) and eventually moved to Calif. Milk Producers now California Dairies now retired. 
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: unicorn on January 09, 2008, 07:24:42 PM
Beneto - out of CA, now part of KAG (Kenan advantage group), trucks now labeled as KAG West

Klein - Denver based tanker outfit, gas tankers, disappeared in the 90's
Pat might know this. What about Ward? Still around? And there was/is an outfit in Canon City, cannot recall the name.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: pat on January 10, 2008, 04:56:25 AM
Pat might know this. What about Ward? Still around? And there was/is an outfit in Canon City, cannot recall the name.
What did they operate?



I know until recently there was a Don Ward, in CO. that pulled mainly bulk tanks. red/black kw's. They were bought out i believe


was there also a ward with connections to DSI; with the yellow/blue freightliners that sold to trimac? or am i just imagining things?
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: unicorn on January 10, 2008, 09:22:23 AM
Pat, it was Don Ward I was thinking of. I lived in Colo until 1993 and remember that company. Still can't recall name of the Canon City company. Their color was/is yellow I think and maybe hauled bulk stuff, like cement maybe?
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: pat on January 10, 2008, 09:25:31 AM
hmmm, I'm not sure about the one from canon city.

But Don Ward, was recently purchased, or acquired. I can't remember the name right now of the new brand on the trucks, but I will find out when i go home in a few days  8-)
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: Jamie on January 10, 2008, 09:50:25 AM
Charlie, didn't Matlack have a facility in south jersey off of 322 between the NJTP and 295?
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: skywheel44 on January 10, 2008, 05:43:40 PM
D. H. cunningham greenville,Pa     F.J.Egner& son,richfield,Ohio    Manfredi name now retired       Eastern Tank Lines,Dayton,Ohio      Clare M Marshall,Oil City,Pa   Coastal Tank Lines      Younger Bros,Houston,Tx       Producers Transport,Benton harbor,Mi    Reader Bros,inc,Philadelphia,Pa     Stillpass Transit Co,Cincinnati,ohio      LeamanTransportation Corp         Russell trucking Line,Sandusky,Ohio   Eldon Miller,Iowa City,Iowa?   Seaboard Tank Lines,Scranton,Pa   McCullough Transfer Co,Youngstown,Ohio    Ray Molder,Canton,Ohio      Charles Fakas,McKeesport,Pa   
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: skywheel44 on January 10, 2008, 06:11:23 PM
J. Kenny Transfer,Pittsburgh,Pa      Columbia Cartage Co,Sharon,Pa     Midwest Transfer,Chicago,Il    C.W. transport,tank div,Wisconsin Rapids,Wi   DC International,denver,Co   
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: Boll Weevil on January 11, 2008, 03:00:32 PM
A couple of gas haulers from Long Island:

C & K-  Green Brockways with black fenders. They had some Pete's,too.

County Hauling- Mostly Macks, gold with white stripes.

Is Schneider Tank Lines still running?
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: wbache on January 18, 2008, 06:39:18 PM
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Cool Transport - based out of the Los Angeles, CA area

I believe they are still in business --one went by as I was getting situated in my spot along the 605---he was headed north--truck and trailer
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: DAVID350 on January 18, 2008, 06:44:54 PM
Davis Process
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: Paul Kane on January 19, 2008, 10:12:37 PM
Gary Smith wrote
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Tajon, Inc.  (Western PA, forget which town)

They were from Mercer.  I mainly remember them pulling dump trailers, I can't picture the tanks, but that was a long time ago.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: Paul Kane on January 19, 2008, 10:18:58 PM
Ray V wrote
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Refiners Transport and Terminal (later to become BMI) out of Oregon Ohio.

I had forgotten about the BMI era.  Refiners got pulled into the Leaseway conglomerate fold in the late '70's and the trucks changed from dark blue to Leaseways corporate light blue with the white and blue stripes, similiar to Anchors rigs.  BMI may have been one of the earlier modern day holdong companies.  I seem to recall that they had a few other carriers besides Refiners in the mix, but I can't recall who.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: skywheel44 on January 21, 2008, 03:02:52 PM
Cleveland Syrup Co,Cleveland,Ohio                  United States transportation Co,Cincinnati,Ohio             Liquid Transit ,Inc,Cleveland,Ohio       Strothman Tank Lines,Cincinnati,Ohio           C & E Trucking,Rhinebeck,NY           H.L.&F McBride Transportation        The Maxwell Co,Cincinnati,Ohio       Krajack Tank Lines,Roselle Park,NJ     Ford Bros,Ironton,Ohio          Lemmon Transport Co,Marion,Va       A.A.Rocco Trucking Corp,Cleveland,Ohio
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: skywheel44 on January 21, 2008, 07:01:36 PM
Leaseway,Sugar Transport,Inc   Max Biswanger Trucking      Relay transport       Ray Molder trucking           Bulk freightways  Balser Trucking       Quick Deliveries,Inc      gypsum transport
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: Ray V on January 23, 2008, 07:44:50 AM
Ray Molder, Gundry and Refiners were all merged into BMI near the end. Most of the old Refiners managment and many of the terminal managers and drivers went on to become part of Advantage tank lines (The Kennan/Advantage group) One of the onwers is a former Refiners sales person. They currently are the largest Peto hauler in the US.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: Derailed on January 29, 2008, 12:35:32 AM
What about Frontier Delivery Service out of Buffalo?
Does anyone remember them?
Green Macks and Brockways.

Not sure but I think they may have been bought out by ARG

Does anyone remember Goddard, I believe they were out of VT. They ran red mack CH sleeper models, another one swallowed up by QC.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: Boll Weevil on January 29, 2008, 04:35:29 PM
LP Transportation.

Green R models,both daycabs and sleepers. I think they were from the northeast, maybe NY.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: Derailed on January 30, 2008, 12:58:21 AM
LP Transportation.

Green R models,both daycabs and sleepers. I think they were from the northeast, maybe NY.
Still around, Ive been hunting this O/O down that leases on with them for some pics. He runs a day cab Pete with big ass straight pipes and the loudest jake I ever heard. Saw a company truck 3 days ago also.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: wbache on February 19, 2008, 07:08:15 PM
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q203/wtbache/th_IMG_0931.jpg) (http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q203/wtbache/IMG_0931.jpg)

A previous post mentioned Cool Transport as being out of business.
the Pete in the pic has the name Cool on the door--took the pic today 2/19-08--rig is traveling north on the 605 I have seen these tankers before.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: willigkid on February 20, 2008, 08:26:47 PM
Willig Freight Lines hauled for Shell until 1964 or so.

Willigkid
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: Steve_WI on March 13, 2008, 10:46:28 PM
Learned the other day by surprise, that Hoerler Milk Transport of Janesville, WI got sold to  Lowell C Hagen Trucking out of Whitewater, WI.  Rehaul operation and all.  Pretty sad to discover this.  All their Freightliners and their trailers from the tankers, to the couple reefers and dry vans are all relettered.  Spotted in the Hoerler yard are some white International 9400i sleeper trucks.  Don't know alot of details unfortunatly.

Always figured that Hoerler would do the buying not the other way around.  The Hoerler yard is postioned near the Blain's Farm and Fleet headquarters/warehouse and the DMV on Wright Rd.

Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: IowaSuperTrucker on March 16, 2008, 02:48:47 PM
Merrill Transport from Portland, ME.  Operated in Northern New England from 1940's until they were bought up by Superior Carriers in the late '80's I believe.  Had 4 or 5 terminals in ME plus one in VT.  Big user of IH power with 230 Cummins(!) at the end of it.  The last batch of tractors were 1984 White/GMC's with 315 Cummins in them.  Mostly hauled diesel, gas, and a lot of black oil for the many paper mills back then.  For years and years they hauled all the fuel oil for the power plant on top of MT. Washington in New Hampshire.

MERRILL!   They use to run right down the state Hwy that went right in front of my parents house.  I remember them well. 
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: DAVID350 on March 16, 2008, 02:55:14 PM
Davis Process

So, no one recalls this name???
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: charlie on March 16, 2008, 03:02:03 PM
So, no one recalls this name???
I don't. Were they a Florida outfit?  :?
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: DAVID350 on March 16, 2008, 03:03:54 PM
Well for sure FL, it was the old days but I'm pretty sure they were still all over the US. It was Daivs, then USFilter now Seimens :roll:
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: Paul Kane on March 16, 2008, 03:56:06 PM
Transport Service Company of Chicago acquired by Kenan Advantage Group

http://www.transportserviceco.com/ (http://www.transportserviceco.com/)

http://www.thekag.com/smo/newsviewer/default.asp (http://www.thekag.com/smo/newsviewer/default.asp)



Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: rays place on September 30, 2008, 03:47:41 PM
Rob I Remember Frontier Delivery out of Buffalo had green Macks hauled gas oil and #6 heating oil out of warren Pa.we worked for a small company out of buffalo called Evans oil at the time Frontier all so had a truck junk yard in the city we all hauled out of the refinery in Tonawanda NY that is not there any more i knew quit a few of there drivers.there was all so a outfit up there had a fleet of brockways damed if i can remember there name they were green to
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: Paul Kane on September 30, 2008, 05:00:29 PM
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all so a outfit up there had a fleet of brockways damed if i can remember there name they were green to

Crossset?
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: feuerone on September 30, 2008, 10:09:18 PM
 Mc Bride of Goshen, N.Y. ran all mack's b's and r's .Blue in color. Back hauled liquid sugar from Refined sugars in Yonkers,N.Y.  also  a company named C&E out of Saugerties,N.Y. ran red mack's. Both had a thruway doubles drop yard in Elmsford,N.Y. c&e also did backhauls of sugar.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: Ray V on October 01, 2008, 12:42:29 AM
Crosset used to run all whites in the 70s and 80s. They were dark green. Ran mostly in norteaster PA and New York. I think they are still in business running Freightliners.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: BigCharlie73080 on October 01, 2008, 11:27:18 AM
Calzona Tankways - based out of Phoenix, AZ with a yard in Carson, CA

Douglas Oil - based out of Long Beach, CA

Armour Transport -based out of the Long Beach, CA area

Cool Transport - based out of the Los Angeles, CA area

Oilfields Trucking - based out of Bakersfield, CA with another yard in Torrance, CA

 



Douglas was in Paramount, CA.

Armor was based in San Diego with yards in Signal Hill and Bakersfield

Cool was in Paramount also

Add:

Beneto Tank Lines from Sacramento, CA, bought by Keenan

Western Highway Dist. Co. from Bakersfield with a yard in Signal Hill which moved to Paramount in about 1977, bought by Beneto in about 1983

Powerine from Santa Fe Springs, CA DOA

Southern Tank Lines from Paramount, CA DOA

USA from LA area DOA

UCO (Urich Oil) from Whitter, CA bought by Beneto

McWhirter from Van Nuys, CA DOA

Hercules from Long Beach, CA DOA

Lerner Oil Co from Carson, CA DOA

Mock Petroleum from Bakersfield, CA DOA

James White Oil Co. from Ontario, CA
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: BigCharlie73080 on October 01, 2008, 11:31:36 AM
Is Erickson Transport out of Springfield Mo still in business--hauled milk and food grade products .

Back in the 60's there used to be a Mcbride milk tank operation that ran out of upstate NY on route 17 thru Liberty they were in business for a long time.

In checking about Erickson I found a whole list of tank operations that were in business in 2000 some of which may no longer operate.   I noticed Gully Transportation on that list -- not aware that they had a tank operation.

Erickson still operates out of Springfield and is part of QC.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: Rob Archer on October 03, 2008, 04:35:07 AM
.there was all so a outfit up there had a fleet of brockways damed if i can remember there name they were green to

How about AR Gundry?
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/tim_wade/2007/10-15/1971brockway/brockwaytruck6.jpg)
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: Ray V on October 03, 2008, 05:17:29 AM
Gundry was bought out by Leaseway and faded away when they sold off Refiners Transport in the 80's. I drove for Refiners in Pittsburgh at the time.We would get a lot of Gundry equipment to use. At the time they were running blue Macks speced out the same as ours by leaseway.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: GearUpJammer on October 05, 2008, 01:12:03 AM
Hi Charlie,
I remember Rollo very well. I grew up in Hazlet and their yard was right down the road in Keyport. I used to see their B models and R models and loved the "winged" wheel logo on their shiny stainless tanks. There was also a Rollo Bus Company in Red Bank, I think there may have been a family connection. Does anybody remember Vanguard, another Jersey carrier? James J. Keating of Perth Amboy, acquired by Dana in the early 80's? Not sure if anyone mentioned Chemical Leaman. If anyone is interested I have some pics posted on the ATHS forums under 1970's trucking. I have just recently found this forum;great stuff!
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: charlie on October 05, 2008, 02:18:20 AM
GearUpJammer

 First of all welcome to Hanks.  :-) I remember the Rollo Bus Co. & always thought it was connected somehow to the tank lines. I've got vague recollections of Keating & Vangaurd; nothing that photos wouldn't help clear up.  :-D  Chemical Leaman had a yard over on Route 34 in Matawan where Mystic Tank Lines is now.

I'll check out the ATHS site for your pics; any chance you'll post 'em on here? Are you still a NJ resident? :?
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: GearUpJammer on October 05, 2008, 02:36:18 PM
Charlie,

Thanks for the welcome, I enjoy your photos. Unfortunately I don't have any photos of the tank lines I mentioned. I tried to post some photos but ran into technical difficulties :?And yes, I am still a resident of the Garden State.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: dino9854 on October 07, 2008, 01:28:22 PM
What about a crygenic company outta of Texas call Big 3 Industries. Bought out by Liquid Air in the 80's which latter became Air Liquide and Air Liguide healthcare. Somewhere my father has pictures of the Big 3 trucks. Red Freightliner cabovers, couldnt miss them.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: crazysmartty on October 23, 2008, 10:36:49 AM
One I didn't see listed is

Clark Tank Lines  that was based in Salt Lake City.

I think they faded into history in the early 80's.

Gary
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: crazysmartty on October 23, 2008, 10:39:34 AM
And another I just remembered

Hatchco that was based in Woods Cross, UT

They were bought out by J.B. Kelley but not sure of the date.

Gary
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: Derailed on October 23, 2008, 03:46:56 PM
Gundry was bought out by Leaseway and faded away when they sold off Refiners Transport in the 80's. I drove for Refiners in Pittsburgh at the time.We would get a lot of Gundry equipment to use. At the time they were running blue Macks speced out the same as ours by leaseway.
Did AR Gundry later become ARG Trucking which is still in existence today. When I drove for them back in the mid 90s that was the answer I always got when I asked what ARG stood for?
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: Moneyman01 on November 09, 2008, 09:28:04 AM
What about Hines transport. I think they were out of MN or Eastern WI. My great grandpa drove for them for 17 yrs until they shut down. I think they hauled milk
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: webercanyon on December 06, 2008, 05:02:29 PM
Arrow Transpotation. Main Terminal in Portland, Ore.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: pons on December 08, 2008, 01:45:07 AM
How about Manfredi from Newburg Ohio. Had  a nice fleet of O/O hauling tankers for Cargill Corn Syrup I think. :?
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: Boll Weevil on December 10, 2008, 03:09:13 AM
How about Manfredi from Newburg Ohio. Had  a nice fleet of O/O hauling tankers for Cargill Corn Syrup I think. :?

They are now known as Disttech.

http://www.disttech.com/aboutus/history.htm
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: Paul Kane on December 10, 2008, 04:30:14 AM
Here's a short thread for Manfredi

http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/forum01/index.php?topic=3544.0 (http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/forum01/index.php?topic=3544.0)
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: maniac on December 14, 2008, 05:45:04 AM
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Does anybody remember Vanguard, another Jersey carrier? James J. Keating of Perth Amboy, acquired by Dana



I worked for Vangaurd in the early 80's we were in Carteret at the Gateway tank wash, which is now closed. Vangaurd sold out to Chemical Leaman around 1985, I went to Slay then.

Dana bought Keating for the ICC rights, on the caller ID when they call it still says James J Keating, Dana also bought Krajack around 2003.

Dana also bought out:

Peerless tank lines
Coastal Tank lines
E J Meyers
Monson Chemicals trucking divison
Suttles
Liquid Transport
Diverse Transport (Canada)

There are others, but I can't remember them all :?

Con Weimar just faded away.

HR Ritter became Linden Bulk, who also took over what was left of Hetem Bros, also Linden took Apgar Bros tank division,Steve Hetem works for Langer now in the office.

Slay bought out Quadrell Bros trucking div, but NOT the trailer leasing.

All- Chem out of Lakewood is owned by Steve Quadrell, who also owns Quadrell leasing.

Remember AC Berwick? Krajack bought their yard under the Edison bridge in Keasby, which Dana got when he took over Krajack.

That yard now houses, Schneider, Superior, All -Chem, Tom Hassel, Houghton Chemical, Roy Bros, Enterprise,Slay, all of them rent the space from Dana, plus use the Dana tank washes.



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Chemical Leaman had a yard over on Route 34 in Matawan where Mystic Tank Lines is now.



That was Nappi trucking, I think he still owns the property he was the biggest broker/fleet owner Chemical had, Mystic is now Anchor tank lines.

I hadn't seen this thread up till now, as my memory comes back I'll post some more.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: charlie on December 16, 2008, 01:08:07 PM
How about Manfredi from Newburg Ohio?

As BW & Paul Kane said they're now known as DistTech - but obviously they haven't rebranded all the trailers yet.  :-)  I was surprised to see this DistTech FL Columbia hooked to a Manfredi tanker unloading at a Coca-Cola plant in Allentown PA yesterday.

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/th_MackTruckMuseumAllentownPA12-15--35.jpg) (http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/MackTruckMuseumAllentownPA12-15--35.jpg)
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: GearUpJammer on December 17, 2008, 11:18:40 AM
Thanks Maniac. I worked for Dana around 1981-1983 while in high school as a tank washer and mechanic's helper in Perth Amboy. They had recently taken over JJ Keating as some of the Keating drivers(who were union) worked along with the Dana O/O's. At the time the fleet consisted of a couple of Diamond Reo's from Keating,Dana R-model Macks and Peterbilt company trucks as well as the lease operators. Jim Dana was mostly in the office while Ron Dana worked mostly in the shop. I respected and admired them both as they started out as O/O's leased to Matlack. At the time, they would still occasionally get behind the wheel and I witnessed Ron with a wrench in his hand many times. I worked part time for them around 89 after they moved to Avenel. It's astounding to see how big the company has become but I'm not surprised. They had high standards and dirty equipment never left the yard. I can't remember how much green and yellow paint we went through in the shop!
What terminal are you out of? That's a real sharp KW btw.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: charlie on December 18, 2008, 07:38:24 AM
Maniac

 Probably 1982 or so i recall Chemical Leaman trucks being in the yard off Route 34. I lived in Aberdeen at the time & drove by their daily on the way to & from work; also knew a guy who drove for them & would meet him every so often outside the yard and BS. I remember the yard being full of R models.

 Nappi had the back lot (off Morristown Road ?) & then later on moved to the one on Route 34 if my memory's correct.  :|

 Whatever happened to Kirbery out of Woodbridge & who the heck is Anchor?  :? Some shell company of Mystic?  :? :evil:
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: maniac on December 19, 2008, 06:59:20 AM
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What terminal are you out of? That's a real sharp KW btw.



I am out of Avenel, and thanks, I try to keep the KW clean but its becoming a challenge.

The old Keating Reos are in the Avenel yard, along with the old GMC 9500's

Ron Dana still wears the green work clothes, and isn't afraid to get dirty, he is in the yard ALL the time.

Jim left the company in the early 90's but has returned, and is in the LaPorte Tex terminal.

As far as leaving the yard clean, ALL trailers are washed inside and out, but maintenance is very very shabby, and because we have no room in the yard, fenders and bumpers are wrinkled up something fierce.

With the addition of LTC and Suttles there are 45 terminals, and who knows how many tank washes, Dana is the 2nd largest in the US, behind QC, who is tetering on bankruptcy.

Still lots of green and yellow paint, a lot of the Suttles and LTC trailers are being re-badged, its taking longer they he wanted, but those names will disapear eventually.


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Whatever happened to Kirbery out of Woodbridge & who the heck is Anchor?  huh Some shell company of Mystic? 


Charlie, Kirbery was owned by a woman and was pretty much liquidated as she wanted to retire, it was also union, it faded into AC Berwick, and dissapeared.

As far as Mystic the story goes that ever since the owner was indicted a few years ago he is slowly getting out, he sold off part of it to Prospect Petroleum in Moonachie, and they re-badged the trailers with "Alternative Energy"

Supposedly he only kept the heating oil and asphalt and dry bulk hauling, and got rid of everything else.

The Mystic company trucks all now say Anchor tank lines , probably a paper company.

Remember Colonial tank lines out of Edison?

How about Oriole tank lines? How about Nicolas tank lines?

Also not a tank line, but Gary Gray sold out his garbage hauling to Kephart, all he kept was the local garbage and roll off trucks, part of a pretty nasty divorce is the story.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: Derailed on December 20, 2008, 12:11:33 PM
Anyone remember RJ Halpin. Not sure if there still around but they were a fuel hauler here in NY and I think they had a place in Ct. It was owned by Ron Halpin, had a few other names as well. China Grove and Pinnacle. They ran red KWs. Havent seen them around in awhile. They use to keep there equipment pretty clean. I think ive been seeing one of there old trucks with an RD Clark & sons sign in the door. Not sure whats up with that company, never seen them before but I see there servicing all the Getty stations here since Getty or Lukoil as they call themselves now no longer has a terminal or drivers here.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: Derailed on December 24, 2008, 01:00:16 PM
Answered my own question today. Went by a Getty mart in Clifton Park and saw one of there red T800s pulling in with an ex Getty trailer getting ready to make a drop. Had the China Grove sticker on the door.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: Paul T Kane on March 13, 2009, 05:29:32 PM
Dahlen Transport
Indianhead Tanklines
Quickie Transport

all carriers from MN
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: Boll Weevil on March 14, 2009, 05:18:31 AM
This site has grown so much that there are now 2 Paul Kanes!
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: mrtvtruck on March 14, 2009, 06:31:52 PM
How about Central Transport out of High Point , NC.  I think Superior got them.  They were a class act back in the day.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: jbdistributors on March 31, 2009, 08:52:10 PM
Sicomac carriers out of Rockaway,NJ was getting pretty big in the late 70's to mid 80's then went bust.I ran team with an owner op a few times back then.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: cap123ny on April 01, 2009, 06:29:29 AM
Here's one for you. I drove for Petroleum Tank Lines out of Albany NY for 3 years until they went belly up in I think 1981 or 1982. They were based in the Port of Albany next to Fort Edward Express. Originally from Great Barrington Mass, they moved to Albany just before I started there. Also in the Port at that time was a National Molassess terminal and a Pacific Molasses terminal as well as several fuel and gas tanker outfits like Matlack, Chemical Leaman, Gundry, Frontier, ARG and others.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: charlie on April 01, 2009, 09:09:52 AM
Sicomac rings a bell. Did the tractors have some type of Indian head design on the door?  :?
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: jbdistributors on April 01, 2009, 06:31:07 PM
Yes they did ? I think the company was named after a Lenape Indian chief. They had the chief on the side of the tank up forward. A fellow by the name of Bruce Peters owned it IIRC. Around 1982 or so they had about 120 o/o's and company R-models with sleepers. Guys were making a good buck there. Sicomac had a mix of food grade, haz/ mat and chemical traffic.

Two more tank outfits from North Jersey were Hoboken Tank Lines and Bee Line. Hoboken was primarily fod grade with some chemical traffic  like soap, had green R-models  Bee Line had red R-models and I think a Diamond Reo or two. I guess there both long gone now.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: fasteddie on May 06, 2009, 08:44:52 AM
I am hoping some of you good people can help me out. We here at Superior Carriers are trying to put together a presentation for the man that started it all way back in the 40's (little Superior Carriers - Kenvil, NJ). I am trying to get my hands on pictures of tractors and/or trailers or logos/letterhead from all of the companies that have contributed to our growth over the years. They are as follows:
Lemmon Transport
Strothman Tank Lines (United State Transportation, Inc)
D&L Transport
U.S. Bulk Carriers
Vista Transports (a div of Vista Chemical)
Merrill Transport
Milestone, Inc
Grace Transportation Services (a div of Grace Logistics)
Central Transport
Matlack
Carry Transit
I am proud to say the we still have people working here today from every single one of these companies!
If anyone can help me out, please let me know.
Thanks to all!
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: wbache on May 06, 2009, 05:02:58 PM
Did anyone mention Widing out of St. John OR :?
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: US MAIL GUY on May 06, 2009, 05:09:16 PM
Fast Eddie,
    If you'll look on the photopage of this site I've got photos of Central & Matlack.
                                                                                   Gary Morton
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: catrucker on May 31, 2009, 04:19:50 AM
Johnstons Fuel Liners out of Newcastle Wyo.  My dad was a leassor to them in the 70s. the company trucks were (at least in the early years) conventional KWs in a truck/pup configuration running propane fired Hall Scotts . All black paint & aluminum wheels. Cool trucks & the aluminum wheels seemed to be unusual for the day. I would love to know what happened to the company. I know it was absorbed by another company, just not sure who.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: US MAIL GUY on May 31, 2009, 08:17:43 AM
Catrucker,
    I believe it was Trimac that bought Johnstons Fueliners. Not positive.
                                                              Gary
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: RBBTL on August 18, 2009, 01:35:26 PM
There was also Western Highway out of So California, very good looking Peterbilt 359's all polished Clough Tanks. They were bought by Beneto Tank Lines out of Sacramento, who was recently purchased by KAG Kenan Advantage Group.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: US MAIL GUY on August 19, 2009, 01:28:03 AM
RBBTL,
  If you'll look on the truck photo pages under my name Gary Morton. Look under trucks by make,
under Peterbilt on page 1, I have some Western Highway photos. I took them in Bakersfield in
1989.
                                                                                                    Gary
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: tankblacker on October 31, 2009, 08:51:38 AM
how about Inland Transportation Inc  seattle
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: wbache on October 31, 2009, 09:55:48 AM
This is a long thread but has there been a mention of Post Transportation --Ran day cab KW's mostly on I 15 between the LA area and Las Vegas pulling Chemical tanks--don't know how and when they disappeared
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: wis bang on November 02, 2009, 11:03:13 AM
I joined this site after finding this thread while looking up a carrier. Lots of ghosts in the tanker fleets. While I don't know it all I do have some connections/answers over a few of the names mentioned. It might clear up some of the relationships involved too.

The Nappi Family is how Chem Leaman obtained rights for New England and they had a fleet leased to CLTL on Rt 34 in Matawan; Rollo Truciking was a brother John Nappi. When they left CLTL they started Transport Resources eventually moving to CLTL's old Jersey City site.

Ryder Tank was purchased by CLTL to expand their gulf region.

Vanguard wasn't sold to CLTL but to NuBulk, their non-union company.

Widing was purchased to make CLTL's west coast region.

I worked for Provost Transport, the US arm of Les Transport Provost from Ville DeAnjou, PQ. They had purchased Bulk Carriers from Ontario and merged their US corporation w/ one they bought in NJ and named the new NJ corp Provost Transport, Inc. and ADP screwed up the bank account transfer bouncing the next weeks payroll!

Provost had (3) carriers, Brunswick in New Brunswick, Coastal in Nova Scotia & Quinsway in Newfoundland. After Jean Paul Provost put the company in bankruptcy, Trimac bought the three of them and the small western operation in Alberta and left the PQ and ON locations fester.

Quadrel Bros. was two brothers, Nick and Louis. They split over Lou's son Steve going into the same business as All Chemical but Quadrell Leasing is not Steve's it is the remains of Nick's company. Lou started a van company called Clover Lane hauling dry chemicals, when he passed, Steve folded it into All Chem which includes his own leasing company too.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: tankblacker on November 24, 2009, 03:11:59 PM
Widing was bought out by Arrow transportation and then in turn bought out by Matlack
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: wis bang on December 18, 2009, 05:39:21 AM
Widing was bought out by Arrow transportation and then in turn bought out by Matlack

U R Right, CLTL bought Klipsch to get a west coast connection. I remember Matlack buying Arrow.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: Running Scared on February 05, 2010, 02:43:41 PM
Western Commercial Transport, home office Ft. Worth, Texas
Terminals:
Kansas City, Kansas
Sherman Texas
Houston, Texas
Jacksonville, Illinois
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: Gary Smith on February 06, 2010, 08:22:22 PM
Shipley Transfer, Reisterstown MD
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: jakebrake on February 07, 2010, 06:28:45 AM
Mississippi Transport of Stillwater, Mn. was bought out by Liquid Transport a couple years ago.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: charlie on February 09, 2010, 05:58:51 AM
Shipley Transfer, Reisterstown MD

When??  :? By whom?? :? I've seen a couple from this outfit over the past 2 years but never been able to get a good shot. :-(
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: Gary Smith on February 09, 2010, 08:48:12 PM
When??  :? By whom?? :? I've seen a couple from this outfit over the past 2 years but never been able to get a good shot. :-(

I saw one this afternoon.  Shipley Transport out of Sykesville, MD.  Different company, colors and logo, same family.  According to their website, they have been in business since 1980.

The old company (which I remember seeing back in the 60s) had black and white trucks except for some all-white units that ran dedicated for Atlantic Cement.   They used to haul tankers of liquid latex out of the port of Baltimore.  There was another family member that had an operation with green and red trucks, mostly dumps and hoppers, also gone.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: Freightman on February 24, 2010, 11:27:52 AM
I almost got into the tank line business with Matlack, Inc.  I heard they closed down.  They appeared to be a very well run company.  I interviewed with their President, a man named Jerry Trippitelli who came to Matlack from A-P-A.  Talk about one sharp operator.  Anyway, they are among the fallen.  What happened ?
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: Derailed on February 25, 2010, 09:48:50 PM
If im not mistaken they were amongst one of the companies swallowed up by Q.C.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: wis bang on February 27, 2010, 04:16:16 AM
If im not mistaken they were amongst one of the companies swallowed up by Q.C.

Not so, QC was the marriage of Chemical Leaman and Montgomery by Apollo Corp; a financial fim that bought up and merged companies for re-sale.

Tripitelli & Bonacci took Matlack bankrupt...Rollins got rid of his 'environmental' problems, he got rid of Orkin, spun off the environmental disposal service as 'Rollins E' and married Bayonne Terminals [the old Lehigh terminals] to Matlack and sent them off as a public company called Matlack Systems, Inc. sometime around 1990 - 1991.

I left Matlack in May of 1991. My 'one' year pin was from Rollins but my 'Five' year pin w/ one green stone said Matlack.

Matlack Leasing w/ it's fleet of Iso container tanks is still in business. Ron Dana bought up a bunch of the Matlack cleaning racks. Kinda fitting as he used to be a Lease Operator for them...
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: wis bang on February 27, 2010, 04:25:16 AM
I almost got into the tank line business with Matlack, Inc.  I heard they closed down.  They appeared to be a very well run company.  I interviewed with their President, a man named Jerry Trippitelli who came to Matlack from A-P-A.  Talk about one sharp operator.  Anyway, they are among the fallen.  What happened ?
Matlack had a quality management  [CCQM 'Customer Centered Quality Management'] and strict financial controls. The only person who could sign ANY contracts was Jerry Trip. As a TM I caught a good butt chewing for signing a renewal w/ Cintas for the mechanics uniforms.

Each region had a controller who visited each terminal on a regular basis. Every expenditure had to be coded and approved by the TM w/ the codes putting it in the correct place on your P & L statement. They were so tight you had to wake up the controller to get a ComCheck code for a breakdown. You had strict limits to what you could approve w/ out going to the controller for an approval number.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: Freightman on March 04, 2010, 03:55:37 AM
Wis Bang,

I knew Pat Rollins fairly well and he didn't come across as a spoiled rich brat.  I knew the Matlack people in Savannah, Georgia, which is where I interviewed with Jerry Trippatelli.  He was so freaked out because he saw some alligators in a retention pond.  I told him, "Jerry, you don't bother them, they won't bother you".   Somehow he didn't buy that.  I thought he was one sharp operator, but I heard he had a low flash point.  I also interviewed with Chemical Lehman, with a man named Gordon Ireland.  Their terminal was in Hardeeville, South Carolina.  It didn't happen with them either.  I guess it wasn't meant for me to be in the tank line business.  Actually, it looked easier mthan LTL.

Be safe,
Tony
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: wis bang on March 08, 2010, 12:38:28 PM
Wis Bang,
I knew Pat Rollins fairly well and he didn't come across as a spoiled rich brat.  I knew the Matlack people in Savannah, Georgia, which is where I interviewed with Jerry Trippatelli.  He was so freaked out because he saw some alligators in a retention pond.  I told him, "Jerry, you don't bother them, they won't bother you".   Somehow he didn't buy that.  I thought he was one sharp operator, but I heard he had a low flash point.  I also interviewed with Chemical Lehman, with a man named Gordon Ireland.  Their terminal was in Hardeeville, South Carolina.  It didn't happen with them either.  I guess it wasn't meant for me to be in the tank line business.  Actually, it looked easier mthan LTL.
Be safe,
Tony

Gee, I knew of Gordon Ireland too, I had some Circle C roots too; my uncle was a CLTL regional maintenance manager till he moved on to be VP of maintenance for Red Wing. I used to have a copy of his article in 'Southern Motor Carrier' that the CLTL folks had circled everything he stole from their maintenance program thankfully I was secure w/ them by then...Sam Ninnes & Ton Grenleaf had more class than Trip & Bonnacci IMHO.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: Freightman on March 09, 2010, 07:03:26 AM
Wis Bang,

Threre was another tank line I interviewed called O'Boyle.  Are they still around ?  Also Mason-Dixon had a tank line as well.

Be safe,
Tony
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: wis bang on March 10, 2010, 07:12:30 AM
I think O Boyle became Quaity Carriers which Mr. O Boyle brought into Montgomery...I think it had comething to do w/ the apolo merger of Montgomer & CLTL being called Quality Carriers w/ one red initial reflecting Montgomery and one blue one for Circle C...
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: truckie1 on June 03, 2011, 02:52:24 PM
Lee &n Eastes Tank Lines is still in biz and goes back to 1923 as Lee & eastes Auto Freight AKA Coast Lee & Eastes. When Coasst Lee and Eastes was formed in 1958 The tanks Lines satyed in biz and still is.  In the old days it operated as West Coast Transport division of Lee & Eastes.

Lee & Eastes Tank Lines today is still family owned by Gary Eastes and his daughter Jill Eastes Newhouse. Great company my dad worked for them and was one of the original 10 employees.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: BrianClark on June 09, 2011, 06:32:49 AM
  Bork Transport out of Iowa.  They had terminals in IL and WI.  They had red R-models and 377 Petes and a couple of cabover freightliners.  Carry Transit is still around.  They have a terminal in Decatur, IL.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: Old Tex on June 09, 2011, 07:26:06 PM
Carlton G. Whitaker was a milk hauler out of Unadilla New York and moved to Deposit New York in 1966...They ran Brockways when old Carl owned it...but went to Macks when Fritz...Carl and Bob Murray bought the company..... They went busted in the eighties...I think....Palmer Transportation ...Chester New York was another milk hauler that had sugar rights like Mc Bride and C & E.....Also Palmer owned LP Transportation....which is still around..    My brother drove for A R Gundry in the seventies pulling doubles on the Thruway.. 8)
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: wbache on August 17, 2011, 03:15:53 PM
How about Manfredi from Newburg Ohio. Had  a nice fleet of O/O hauling tankers for Cargill Corn Syrup I think. :?
see link below
http://www.disttech.com/news/news_divestiture.htm
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: dreed002 on December 31, 2011, 02:58:36 PM
I know it's been awhile since some activity but I will throw my two cents in anyway. drovew for Shipley in Baltimore in the late 60s and early 70s. It was a great job and I hated to leave but we were moving to the Kansas City area. I drove for Kaw Transport in Pleasant Valley Mo for 24 years starting with R model Macks and ending up with sleeper KWs. Hauled mostly hazardous chems and plastics. Did a 1 year stint with Circle C in Freeport TX . While there I could see the enviornmental problem looming on the horizon.  What worked in the 50s and 60s just did not fly in the 70s and 80s. Retired in 97. I guess I got out at the right time. Kaw was bought out by Liquid, Don't know just exactly what happened to Chem Lehman or Shipley. Anyone have any info??
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: charlie on December 31, 2011, 03:09:27 PM
In 1998 Chemical Leaman and Montgomery Tank Lines agree to merge.........then in 1999 they both fall under the Quality Carriers logo. Here's a history of Circle C.

                                   http://www.qualitydistribution.com/about/our_mission/history.aspx
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: Tom1340 on August 04, 2012, 11:13:38 AM
Lang Tankers out of California were around since the 1920s. I had friends that drove for Lang in the 1930s and 40s. Doudell Tankways out of San Jose, CA, I drove for them out of thier Buellton, CA terminal hauling crude oil to the Gaviota marine terminal in 1951-52. Willig Freight Lines out of San Francisco 3 or 4 tankers that hauled out of Shell Oil refinery in Martinez, CA. The Willig family sold the company in 1965 and disposed of the tankers shortly after. I drove for them 1957 to 1991.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: wbache on August 04, 2012, 08:19:05 PM
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Cool Transport - based out of the Los Angeles, CA area

I believe they are still in business --one went by as I was getting situated in my spot along the 605---he was headed north--truck and trailer
Cool was the operator of the tank that burned on the freeway recently destroying most of a concrete overpass--still out there
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: wbache on August 04, 2012, 08:33:23 PM
This thread has been quiet lately but I just scanned thru all the pages and unless I missed it there was a Ryder Tank line.  Used to see them on US11/I81 back in ther 60's.. They frequently stopped at Campbells 76 just north of Bristol VA--appeared to be a Chemical operation- ran a mostly COE IH team operation.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: wis bang on September 19, 2012, 07:11:30 PM
Ryder Tank lines became the gulf region of Chemical Leaman The owners sold it to focus on their rental business.

There was a lot of tension between the former Ryder guys and later hires.

I remember seeing a Houston team wearing Blue uniforms w green patches w/ yellow & red Ryder lettering; they felt CLTL was a bunch of invading Yankees Carpet Baggers that screwed up their company...

They ran team for intrastate Texas loads in addition to longhaul. The first KW sleeper w/ a CB hookup was delivered to Houston and burned to the ground 'cause the team hooked their CB up under the dash for their first trip in their new truck.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: tank4life on October 07, 2012, 04:32:53 PM
How about Para Marine the food grade carrier, had a fleet of dark blue Internationals.
NorthCoast Tank Transport out of Cleveland, OH.  Chemical hauler with dark blue and silver Volvo's.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: ppbr2001 on December 03, 2012, 04:46:42 PM
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CANTLAY TANZOLA OPERATED IN THE WESTERN STATES.

After Western Gillette along with Cantlay and Tanzola was sold to Big R . Cantlay started another tank line which I believe hauled off the end of the pipeline in Las Vegas. Western Gillette also operated a tanker operation under the Western Gillette name that used leasers to haul Cryogenic and compressed gases to various Aerospace facilities including Cape Canaveral. In the late 60's the White/Autocar/Freightliner branch on Washington Blvd usually had a F/L tractor in stock with the specs that a leaser needed to haul for Western Gillette on the compressed gas haul.

Another industrial compressed gas hauler was Logex who mostly used O/O's and was merged into Trimac. They were based in Orange CA

I used to drive for Logex.  Liquid helium mostly with a few nitrogen and oxygen runs.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: charlie on December 03, 2012, 05:16:53 PM
How about Para Marine the food grade carrier, had a fleet of dark blue Internationals.

I only remember the white Mack Visions...........used to see them up in Port Newark all the time before they shut down. They were a unit of Indian River and got busted for hauling waste water in juice trailers.

                                        http://www.accessmylibrary.com/article-1G1-110530840/not-just-breakfast-florida.html
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: Static Chain on February 19, 2013, 01:08:08 PM
I know a lot about what happened to Chemical Leaman and Matlack to cause their demise.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: Static Chain on March 04, 2013, 11:37:52 AM
Re: Ryder Tank Lines - Chemical Leaman bought them in 1966. In 1969 I was the acting controller of the Ryder Division in Greensboro, NC. The Ryder system was aligned into two regions: Southern, located in Greeensboro, and Gulf, located in Houston. It was a good acquisiton for CLTL except for the fact that they had to give up 1/3 of their equity as the price. Those shares later resulted in non-truckiing board members who eventually displaced the family ownership until in 1998 the company was enticed to sell by the Apollo Group who already owned Quality Distribution. That's why my monthly pension check has the Quality name on it, even though I left Chemical in 1979. Apollo was looking to get a corner on the tank truck industry by acquiring 3 of the top 4 firms but Matlack mishandled the whol thing and nobody came out ahead.
Title: Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
Post by: Rign14 on February 01, 2015, 02:52:40 PM
How about Emery Transportation.  My dad drove for them out of Cincinnati Ohio, I believe he said the had other Ohio locations.  They haul Gas and Diesel.