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Trucking History => In Memory of Gerard Laplante => Topic started by: G. Laplante on April 16, 2013, 03:57:17 AM

Title: Some pics from my last trip to Montreal ( Mid-April 2013)
Post by: G. Laplante on April 16, 2013, 03:57:17 AM
I made a quick trip to Montreal a few days ago. I made my only stop to take pics on my return trip. It was early in the morning, it was cold and humid and  snow was following my trail. I just took  just a few dozens pics at the St-Liboire truck stop and around. Here is a first series

Myer's Construction is from Cardigan PEI. It's a construction  company who have started years ago a transportation division to keep his truck busy during winter.  Now the transportation division is working all year round but they have kept the original company name.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v682/Glaplante/130412_074056_P1350471_zpsea090032.jpg)

Trans-VR is a small hauler based in East Broughton Qc. They are specialized in the transportation of recreational vehicles  but they haul also anything they can put on their drop deck.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v682/Glaplante/130412_074022_P1350469_zps58fc128a.jpg)

A nice KW T-660 for CN Intermodal.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v682/Glaplante/130412_074016_P1350468_zps848df955.jpg)

Seating beside, another new KW, this one for Stevens Transport out of Dallas Tx.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v682/Glaplante/130412_073942_P1350467_zps7dd1db41.jpg)

Another American truck is not far away, A Schneider National Cascadia pulling a can.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v682/Glaplante/130412_073918_P1350466_zps1dba7701.jpg)

An to end this short series, a new Coronado for S&M Trucking out of Sysney NS  hauling a big CAT loader.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v682/Glaplante/130412_073653_P1350460_zpse11e7556.jpg)
Title: Re: Some pics from my last trip to Montreal ( Mid-April 2013)
Post by: granitefan713 on April 16, 2013, 08:40:24 AM
Very nice series! I love the short-hood SNI Cascadia sleeper, along with the new Coronado hauling the 980K.
Title: Re: Some pics from my last trip to Montreal ( Mid-April 2013)
Post by: fitzyou on April 16, 2013, 09:32:55 AM
The T 660 gets my vote!
Title: Re: Some pics from my last trip to Montreal ( Mid-April 2013)
Post by: G. Laplante on April 18, 2013, 04:00:01 AM
Here is a few more from this trip.

A Transport Watson day cab with another specialized load. I don't know what it can be but Kone is a specialist  in the elevator and escalator industry.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v682/Glaplante/130412_083648_DSC_2699_zps787b5d96.jpg)

I often see Transport Bourassa T-800 day cab but this one seem to be a little special  with his two big stacks.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v682/Glaplante/130412_082611_DSC_2668_zps478f8eb5.jpg)

I use to see mostly KW T-800 with Earl Paddock but recently I have seen quite a few W-900.  Seem to be load with a Canadian Force armoured vehicle back from Afghanistan.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v682/Glaplante/130412_073819_P1350463_zps6a1d486f.jpg)

Hunt's Transport is from St-John's NL but with a terminal also in Cambridge ON.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v682/Glaplante/130412_073807_P1350462_zps66ae1958.jpg)

Another Mack Pinnacle , this one from Atlantic Diversified Transportation Service  ( D&D and Warren ).

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v682/Glaplante/130412_073754_P1350461_zps248ba691.jpg)

Key West Express is from Langley BC.  I have ever seen trucks  from Western Canada with a similar livery but can't remember the name of the carrier.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v682/Glaplante/130412_073534_P1350458_zps20144a38.jpg)
Title: Re: Some pics from my last trip to Montreal ( Mid-April 2013)
Post by: Dannman81 on April 18, 2013, 05:32:48 AM
Ive caught me a SLH Freightliner with a Schneider Container
Title: Re: Some pics from my last trip to Montreal ( Mid-April 2013)
Post by: Rob Archer on April 18, 2013, 08:18:59 AM
Gerard, you are thinking of Elke Transport who were taken over by either TransX or QuikX ( I don't recall just now). Their Freightliner tractors were sold off; I saw several here at the Toronto Freightliner dealer still in the Elke paint.

Rob
Title: Re: Some pics from my last trip to Montreal ( Mid-April 2013)
Post by: G. Laplante on April 18, 2013, 10:17:28 AM
Gerard, you are thinking of Elke Transport who were taken over by either TransX or QuikX ( I don't recall just now). Their Freightliner tractors were sold off; I saw several here at the Toronto Freightliner dealer still in the Elke paint.

Rob

You are right Rob, it was Elke Bros. They were also from Langley BC. I took the following pic at the Vaudreuil Flying J in February of   2006 . In another pic taken in 2007, they had  already a white livery with  blue lettering and in a note on the back of the picture I have written that they had been sold to Trans X.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v682/Glaplante/ElkeLangleyBC270_zps6e28659c.jpg)
Title: Re: Some pics from my last trip to Montreal ( Mid-April 2013)
Post by: L.Dugas on April 18, 2013, 08:02:16 PM
Nice pics as always, but think I'll have to go with the Maritimer even though I have trouble getting use to the look of those Freightliners.
Title: Re: Some pics from my last trip to Montreal ( Mid-April 2013)
Post by: Blue Mule74 on April 23, 2017, 01:00:00 AM
Nice Series, Gerard