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Photography => Truck Pictures => Topic started by: partsman88 on January 14, 2016, 08:53:14 PM

Title: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 1-8-20)
Post by: partsman88 on January 14, 2016, 08:53:14 PM
Let me start by saying for those of you who don't know, I live and work in NoVa, which is a part of the DMV area (DC-Maryland-Virginia) for future reference. I plan on using this thread to post pictures of random trucks rather than create a new thread everytime, as I usually get a fair amount of opportunities thanks to my daily commute. I'll start with these 11 images:

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(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160114/MTE4MzUxMzdmY2Yw/p/1600/IMG_3345_DxO.jpg)

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160114/MTE4MzUxNDJkYzYx/p/1600/IMG_3347_DxO.jpg)

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160114/MTE4MzUxNDQ2ZmVm/p/1600/IMG_3361_DxO.jpg)

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160114/MTE4MzUxNTBmZmUw/p/1600/IMG_3366_DxO.jpg)

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160114/MTE4MzUxNTZkY2Vl/p/1600/IMG_8320_DxO.jpg)

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160114/MTE4MzUxNTlmNmQ2/p/1600/IMG_8322_DxO.jpg)

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160114/MTE4MzUxNjFmZmZm/p/1600/IMG_8324_DxO.jpg)

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160114/MTE4MzUxNjM2ZmY2/p/1600/IMG_8329_DxO.jpg)

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160114/MTE4MzUxNjc2ZGZj/p/1600/IMG_8333_DxO.jpg)

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160114/MTE4MzUxNjkxMWZl/p/1600/IMG_8335_DxO.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DMV shots
Post by: wayne_crane on January 14, 2016, 11:21:18 PM
Lot of interesting rigs down your last photo is my pick :) :)
Title: Re: Random DMV shots
Post by: Blue Mule74 on January 14, 2016, 11:36:56 PM
Nice Picture's you got, I was down in your area back in July of 2014, I'm really liking all the 379's you got, especially that Gray one, seeing A Darker Gray with metallic is one of my favorite colors, when it comes down to vehicle's
Title: Re: Random DMV shots
Post by: Rob Archer on January 15, 2016, 06:45:39 AM
A continuing thread seems to work about the best rather than opening something hew each time.
You might tell us a little about the carrier and the areas where you get the pictures.
That way if the viewers ever get down to DMV they might know where to look for picture opportunities.
Nice start to this thread, looking forward to updates.

Rob
Title: Re: Random DMV shots
Post by: charlie on January 15, 2016, 07:08:31 AM
Flatbed 4th pic down.......where was this taken? ???
Title: Re: Random DMV shots
Post by: Iowa80 on January 15, 2016, 01:18:01 PM
Interesting pictures; I'm looking forward to seeing more! 8)
Title: Re: Random DMV shots
Post by: G. Laplante on January 15, 2016, 01:52:23 PM
Nice variety of pics. I am just waiting to see more.
Title: Re: Random DMV shots
Post by: partsman88 on January 16, 2016, 05:25:53 PM
Thanks guys! Sorry I didn't include any information as to where these were taken, I was in a rush. I'm gonna go down the list in order though:

#1 was taken on S. Pickett St. in Alexandria. At the end past Van Dorn it clears out and there's always a couple regulars and a couple overnighters that stay there.

2-5 were taken in the old Kmart parking lot in Dale City, VA. I think the two Petes are O/O and the car carriers are based out of Alexandria.

6-9 were taken off of Industrial Rd in Springfield, VA at the same spot. I found a great spot on Edsall Road for all the trucks coming in and out of the industrial park located on Industrial Rd if anyone is interested

10-11 were taken in a parking lot on the corner of Route 1 and Ox Road in Woodbridge, VA. If anyone cruises through there in the evening you can usually find a few overnighters in that parking lot and at the hotel behind the shopping center.

Also if anyone is coming through my area please feel free to contact me for good spots. I've been doing this since I got my camera last June and I feel like I know the majority of good spots between Alexandria and Woodbridge. I'd be happy to help.

Title: Re: Random DMV shots
Post by: partsman88 on January 16, 2016, 07:35:03 PM
Round 2 here we go:

Not the best pic but this is a Williams Moving Co. Peterbilt 389 stopped overnight in Featherstone Plaza off Route 1 in Woodbridge, VA.

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160116/MTE4NDM4MDJmZjZl/p/1600/IMG_2713_DxO.jpg)

I consider this to be the best shot I've ever taken but unfortunately I was messing with my camera settings when I took it (for some reason I decided to try it with the file size as small as possible) so there won't be any detail if you zoom in. It was taken at a motel off Horner Rd. in Woodbridge that is very popular with overnighters looking for a place to park (the Purple Crow and the Eggland's Best are both regulars at this spot) and I keep going back trying to recreate it but that beautiful dark blue haze is an extremely rare occurrence in my neck of the woods.

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160116/MTE4NDM4MDMxY2Nm/p/1600/IMG_2953.jpg)

This 40 ft. Chessie System trailer has been parked in the same spot behind the shopping center off Ox Rd. and Route 1 in Woodbridge for as long as I can remember.

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160116/MTE4NDM4MDVmMDEx/p/1600/IMG_3948_%282%29_DxO.jpg)

Caught this Volvo for Southeast Frozen Foods docking at the Food Lion located on the corner of Ox. Rd and Route 1 in Woodbridge, VA.

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160116/MTE4NDM4MDcwNjE2/p/1600/IMG_3956_%282%29_DxO.jpg)

Saw this Waste Management roll off dumpster being picked up at my local AVL agent Paxton Van Lines in Alexandria VA off the end of S. Pickett St.

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160116/MTE4NDM4MDhmNmRm/p/1600/IMG_4363_DxO_DxO_DxO_DxO.jpg)

This GMC for Fitzgerald Moving & Storage is local to this spot but I don't think they belong to Allied agent Victory Van Corp. The location is off S. Pickett St. in Alexandria.

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160116/MTE4NDM4MTBkZjZj/p/1600/IMG_4367_DxO.jpg)

Caught this 20 ft. Grimaldi can sitting outside Victory Van Corp's location on S. Pickett St.

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160116/MTE4NDM4MTExZjBj/p/1600/IMG_4373_DxO.jpg)

I was initially sitting at this spot on S. Pickett to grab a shot of this 389 for UVL, but this Cat roll off dumpster hauler came along so I grabbed a shot of that first. I don't see a lot of Cat original trucks around here.

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160116/MTE4NDM4MTNmMTFm/p/1600/IMG_4492_DxO.jpg)

And here's the shot of this slick 389 for UVL agent King Relocation based out of LA/Orange County, CA sitting on the other side of the country on S. Pickett in Alexandria.

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160116/MTE4NDM4MTRlMWRm/p/1600/IMG_4494_DxO.jpg)

Caught this Ford L8000 for Kathmar Asphalt Construction at the intersection of S. Pickett St. and Van Dorn St. in Alexandria, VA.

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160116/MTE4NDM4MTUwZTZm/p/1600/IMG_4496_DxO.jpg)

Also caught this dump truck for East Trucking LLC out of Lorton, VA (I think it's an International but not entirely sure) at the same intersection in Alexandria.

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160116/MTE4NDM4MTdlMGVl/p/1600/IMG_4503_DxO.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DMV shots
Post by: Blue Mule74 on January 16, 2016, 09:41:39 PM
I'm really liking that Willams Moving Co. 389, But, My favorite one has to be that Old Ford Your Local Atlas Van Lines of when you were getting the picture of Roll Of Dump Garbage Truck, Probably, It probably has to do with me being a Ford Freak, When it comes down to Big Rig's and Pick-Up's 
Title: Re: Random DMV shots
Post by: partsman88 on January 17, 2016, 10:43:49 AM
Thanks. That old Ford is a yard truck for Paxton Van Lines, and I go through there a few times a week. I'll try and grab a better shot of it next time I go through there.
Title: Re: Random DMV shots
Post by: partsman88 on January 26, 2016, 09:04:26 PM
Here's another kinda large group of randoms:

#1 is a 379 for Garry Mercer Trucking Inc. which has offices in Mississauga, ON, and Rancho Cucamonga, CA docked at Allied agent Victory Van Corp.'s location in Alexandria, VA:

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160126/MTE4OTk0NDJmZmNl/p/1600/IMG_4793_DxO.jpg)

#2 is a FL Argosy car hauler for Precision Motor Transport Group of Okemos, MI leaving BMW of Alexandria, VA:

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160126/MTE4OTk0NDMxMDZm/p/1600/IMG_4810_DxO.jpg)

#3 is a nice W900 for JW Applicators of Midland, VA, stopped for the night in Woodbridge, VA:

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160126/MTE4OTk0NDRlMGUx/p/1600/IMG_4820_DxO.jpg)

#4 is a big bunk Coronado for Minor Moving of Austin, TX:

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160126/MTE4OTk0NDVkMGVk/p/1600/IMG_5107_DxO.jpg)

#5 is just a shot of an old Ford dump truck pulling over on a rainy day at an industrial park in Springfield, VA:

(http://www.slickpic.com/pic/url/11899446/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,20160126MTE4OTk0NDZkY2Zm/photo/1600)

#6 is a shot of a FL Classic car carrier stopped in Springfield, VA:

(http://www.slickpic.com/pic/url/11899447/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,20160126MTE4OTk0NDdmNjZj/photo/1600)

#7 is a shot of a 378 flatbed for an unknown company parked in Alexandria, VA:

(http://www.slickpic.com/pic/url/11899448/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,20160126MTE4OTk0NDgxZmQx/photo/1600)

#8 is a closeup of a 379 dump truck leaving the Vulcan plant in Springfield, VA:

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160126/MTE4OTk0NDlmY2Nl/p/1600/IMG_5513_DxO.jpg)

#9 is a shot of a nice W900 for Western Van & Storage from Kent, Washington parked on a side street in Alexandria, VA:

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160126/MTE4OTk0NTBkZjA2/p/1600/IMG_5528_DxO.jpg)

#10 is a group of Macks for Titan America in Springfield, VA:

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160126/MTE4OTk0NTEwZmVm/p/1600/IMG_5549_DxO.jpg)

#11 is a closeup of an older Mack and an older T800 for Titan America:

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160126/MTE4OTk0NTJlMWRm/p/1600/IMG_5551_DxO.jpg)

#12 is another group shot for Titan America in Springfield, VA:

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160126/MTE4OTk0NTMwY2Yw/p/1600/IMG_5553_DxO.jpg)

And we'll wrap up this group with a shot of a nice single axle 379 hauling pup doubles for an unknown Arpin agent (apologies for the flash, there was no natural lighting around in this parking lot):

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160126/MTE4OTk0NTQxMWZm/p/1600/IMG_5728_DxO.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DMV shots
Post by: Rob Archer on January 27, 2016, 04:47:54 AM
You were talking about how exotics live in other areas?
That Arpin pulling moving van pups is exotic for me.
I don't think I have a moving van pulling pups in any of my picture collections.
Good catch on it.
Garry Mercer runs a sharp fleet from Mississauga. They get good coverage here on the Forum.



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Title: Re: Random DMV shots
Post by: G. Laplante on January 27, 2016, 05:15:54 AM
Interesting pics . I like too the information you give in the captions. Nice night pics too.
Title: Re: Random DMV shots
Post by: Paul Kane on January 28, 2016, 08:07:02 PM

And we'll wrap up this group with a shot of a nice single axle 379 hauling pup doubles for an unknown Arpin agent (apologies for the flash, there was no natural lighting around in this parking lot):

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160126/MTE4OTk0NTQxMWZm/p/1600/IMG_5728_DxO.jpg)

Mooby, no need to apologize, I think the flash worked out well.

I've seen/shot that rig several times.  The link below has a shot I posted back in '09 and also a few comments from the driver.
http://hankstruckforum.com/htforum/index.php?topic=37849.msg332708#msg332708 (http://hankstruckforum.com/htforum/index.php?topic=37849.msg332708#msg332708)
Title: Re: Random DMV shots
Post by: partsman88 on January 28, 2016, 09:42:27 PM
Thanks guys.

@Paul: That's crazy, I just checked out the thread. Wish he had stayed a regular. As for the pic, I always try to use natural light when I can, like on the Minor Moving big bunk Coronado. IMO the built in flash is like putting a spotlight on it, sometimes it works and other times it over-illuminates. Desperate times though...

@Gerard: Thanks man, I appreciate it. I'm trying to step up my game as far as providing information goes.

@Rob: Good point lol. Even though moving company pups are rare for me as well I have still caught a couple over the years. For me the rare ones that I love are the 53' cans, I see them plenty on the CSX north-south mainline but if I'm lucky I'll catch 1 a day on my commute. Never when I'm in a position to catch a clean shot though.

Title: Re: Random DMV shots
Post by: partsman88 on February 25, 2016, 07:44:57 PM
Here's another round of randoms:

#1 is a old W900 for The Friends Trucking of Springfield, VA. This is a small fleet of around 5 trucks, and they're all older dump trucks, mostly T800's.

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160225/MTIwNDkxMzdmMTZl/p/1600/IMG_6014_DxO.jpg)

#2 is an old T800 right behind that W900, but I can't tell if it's from the same company or not:

(http://www.slickpic.com/pic/url/12049138/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,20160225MTIwNDkxMzhmMWZk/photo/1600)

#3 is hands down the most accessorized rig I've ever seen. I find a lot of it to be overkill, there's plenty of ways to pimp your truck but still keep it beautiful. This 379 for Bekins was spotted in Woodbridge, VA:

(http://www.slickpic.com/pic/url/12049139/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,20160225MTIwNDkxMzkxZTYx/photo/1600)

#4/#5 is a good example of how to look good without overdoing it. This 378 car carrier was spotted hauling BMW's to the local Beamer dealer in Alexandria, VA. Sure the driver probably has a bit of tunnel vision going on driving it but I think that's the experience with the majority of car haulers.

(http://www.slickpic.com/pic/url/12049140/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,20160225MTIwNDkxNDBkZWZj/photo/1600)
(http://www.slickpic.com/pic/url/12049141/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,20160225MTIwNDkxNDFmZWRk/photo/1600)

#6 is a Mack heavy hauler for William A Hazel out of Chantilly, VA:

(http://www.slickpic.com/pic/url/12049142/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,20160225MTIwNDkxNDJmZmZj/photo/1600)

#7 is a FL Classic dump truck for G. Ferman Trucking of Dumfries, VA:

(http://www.slickpic.com/pic/url/12049143/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,20160225MTIwNDkxNDNmY2Rm/photo/1600)

#8 is a T660 for King Relocation Services of California, stopped to rest/unload in Alexandria, VA:

(http://www.slickpic.com/pic/url/12049144/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,20160225MTIwNDkxNDQ2MGYw/photo/1600)

#9 is one of my favorites, a Coronado for Hi-Line Moving Services of Great Falls, MT stopped overnight in Woodbridge, VA:

(http://www.slickpic.com/pic/url/12049145/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,20160225MTIwNDkxNDU2ZmM2/photo/1600)

#10 is a cool 579 for an unknown company hauling a load of bobcats:

(http://www.slickpic.com/pic/url/12049146/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,20160225MTIwNDkxNDZmMGM2/photo/1600)
Title: Re: Random DMV shots
Post by: Iowa80 on February 25, 2016, 07:51:05 PM
More interesting pictures; my favorite here is #9.  I agree with you about #3; unfortunately some of these customized trucks out there look a little too busy and would be better off toned down a bit. 
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 2-25-16)
Post by: G. Laplante on February 26, 2016, 05:25:12 AM
Interesting series. My favourite is # 7 with  a truck in a curve.
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 2-25-16)
Post by: partsman88 on February 28, 2016, 08:03:00 PM
Thanks guys. Here's another set:

#1 was taken on Dec 12th 2015 at a local spot in Woodbridge. I talked to the driver to ask him for permission to take the shot, he was super cool about it. He and the other Arpin rig (which is #2, a truck I've shown earlier this year) completed the Wreaths Across America run from Maine to Arlington Cemetery earlier that day, which I would've attended if I didn't have to work. In case you are wondering, I did black out his face, because I had to use flash to grab the pic, and my policy is always to show the truck and not the driver.

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160228/MTIwNjI1MjBmNmZm/p/1600/IMG_6503_DxO.jpg)

#2 is a sharp big bunk W900 that I've already shown here previously, the driver (also super cool guy I met earlier last year) is one of the ambassadors for Wreaths Across America:

(http://www.slickpic.com/pic/url/12062524/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,20160228MTIwNjI1MjQxZjFm/photo/1600)

#3 is a nice 378 for Virginia Paving Company, caught leaving their yard in Alexandria, VA:

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160228/MTIwNjI1MjZkMGRj/p/1600/IMG_6509_DxO.jpg)

#4 is an old International for JK Enterprise, caught in Alexandria VA leaving their yard.

(http://www.slickpic.com/pic/url/12062527/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,20160228MTIwNjI1MjdmZGZl/photo/1600)

#5/#6 is a rig that I just showed in my last set in this thread, caught the next day at a motel in Woodbridge, VA along with a glass hauler:

(http://www.slickpic.com/pic/url/12062528/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,20160228MTIwNjI1MjhlZmZm/photo/1600)
(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160228/MTIwNjI1MzFmZTBl/p/1600/IMG_6704_DxO.jpg)

#7 is a T800 for Kamco, a local construction supplier with a busy yard in Alexandria, VA:

(http://www.slickpic.com/pic/url/12062532/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,20160228MTIwNjI1MzJmMWQw/photo/1600)

#8 is a nice W900 for UVL agent North Dallas Moving & Storage out of Dallas, TX, caught at a motel in Woodbridge, VA:

(http://www.slickpic.com/pic/url/12062533/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,20160228MTIwNjI1MzNmZGZm/photo/1600)

#9 is a tricked out Peterbilt for Umana Trucking of Mesquite, TX caught resting for the night in Woodbridge, VA:

(http://www.slickpic.com/pic/url/12062535/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,20160228MTIwNjI1MzVmZjA2/photo/1600)

#10 is a nice 378 in Peterbilt red for Y&R Trucking stopped for the night in Woodbridge, VA:

(http://www.slickpic.com/pic/url/12062537/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,20160228MTIwNjI1MzdmMGQx/photo/1600)

#11 is a shot of a Mack for Kathmar Asphalt Construction unloading some paving equipment in Alexandria, VA:

(http://www.slickpic.com/pic/url/12062538/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,20160228MTIwNjI1MzgxZTAw/photo/1600)
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 2-25-16)
Post by: Blue Mule74 on March 08, 2016, 09:36:07 PM
Thanks guys. Here's another set:

#1 was taken on Dec 12th 2015 at a local spot in Woodbridge. I talked to the driver to ask him for permission to take the shot, he was super cool about it. He and the other Arpin rig (which is #2, a truck I've shown earlier this year) completed the Wreaths Across America run from Maine to Arlington Cemetery earlier that day, which I would've attended if I didn't have to work. In case you are wondering, I did black out his face, because I had to use flash to grab the pic, and my policy is always to show the truck and not the driver.

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160228/MTIwNjI1MjBmNmZm/p/1600/IMG_6503_DxO.jpg)

#2 is a sharp big bunk W900 that I've already shown here previously, the driver (also super cool guy I met earlier last year) is one of the ambassadors for Wreaths Across America:

(http://www.slickpic.com/pic/url/12062524/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,20160228MTIwNjI1MjQxZjFm/photo/1600)

#3 is a nice 378 for Virginia Paving Company, caught leaving their yard in Alexandria, VA:

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160228/MTIwNjI1MjZkMGRj/p/1600/IMG_6509_DxO.jpg)

#5/#6 is a rig that I just showed in my last set in this thread, caught the next day at a motel in Woodbridge, VA along with a glass hauler:

(http://www.slickpic.com/pic/url/12062528/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,20160228MTIwNjI1MjhlZmZm/photo/1600)

#8 is a nice W900 for UVL agent North Dallas Moving & Storage out of Dallas, TX, caught at a motel in Woodbridge, VA:

(http://www.slickpic.com/pic/url/12062533/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,20160228MTIwNjI1MzNmZGZm/photo/1600)

#9 is a tricked out Peterbilt for Umana Trucking of Mesquite, TX caught resting for the night in Woodbridge, VA:

(http://www.slickpic.com/pic/url/12062535/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,20160228MTIwNjI1MzVmZjA2/photo/1600)

#10 is a nice 378 in Peterbilt red for Y&R Trucking stopped for the night in Woodbridge, VA:

(http://www.slickpic.com/pic/url/12062537/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,20160228MTIwNjI1MzdmMGQx/photo/1600)

I'm really liking all of these Units...
Title: Re: Random DMV shots
Post by: Blue Mule74 on March 08, 2016, 09:38:35 PM
Here's another round of randoms:

#3 is hands down the most accessorized rig I've ever seen. I find a lot of it to be overkill, there's plenty of ways to pimp your truck but still keep it beautiful. This 379 for Bekins was spotted in Woodbridge, VA:

(http://www.slickpic.com/pic/url/12049139/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,20160225MTIwNDkxMzkxZTYx/photo/1600)

#9 is one of my favorites, a Coronado for Hi-Line Moving Services of Great Falls, MT stopped overnight in Woodbridge, VA:

(http://www.slickpic.com/pic/url/12049145/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,20160225MTIwNDkxNDU2ZmM2/photo/1600)

#10 is a cool 579 for an unknown company hauling a load of bobcats:

(http://www.slickpic.com/pic/url/12049146/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,20160225MTIwNDkxNDZmMGM2/photo/1600)

I also like these units quite alot as well
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 2-25-16)
Post by: G. Laplante on March 10, 2016, 04:38:03 AM
Interesting series. I like specially your pic in the darkness.
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 2-25-16)
Post by: partsman88 on May 10, 2016, 09:02:24 PM
Being a fan of DC sports teams is like taking a course in patience, I haven't witnessed a team I like make a conference final ever since I started watching sports over 16 years ago. So with the Caps latest playoff elimination I am trying to distract myself, so I hope you guys enjoy this latest set of randoms.

#1 was taken at the end of January, it's a nice 379 for Wilson & Son of Centreville, VA fueling up at Fannon Petroleum Services in Manassas, VA:

(http://i.imgur.com/92GiZtW.jpg)

#2 is another nice 379 with some minor grille damage also spotted on the same day at Fannon Petroleum Services:

(http://i.imgur.com/iVlDfvI.jpg)

#3 is an unknown Western Star car hauler parked in the same cul-de-sac that houses Fannon Petroleum Services:

(http://i.imgur.com/7ovmtVC.jpg)

#4 is a shot of the 18 wheelers that haul fuel for Fannon Petroleum Services:

(http://i.imgur.com/hYVsYnP.jpg)

I wish I could've grabbed a better shot of #5, it's without a doubt the biggest heavy haul load I've ever seen in my life. It was spotted at Piney Branch Industrial Park in Manassas, I did a bit of googling and found out the park was being used as a staging area for multiple heavy haul loads headed to the Panda Stonewall Power Project in Loudoun County. Unfortunately due to traffic congestion they were moving the loads at night and with the area being so far out of my way I never got the chance to go back and get a better look. More info on the Panda Project can be found here: http://www.pandafunds.com/invest/stonewall/

(http://i.imgur.com/4gE0xnZ.jpg)

These next two shots are for Howard Contracting of McDermott, OH, they had some equipment parked out in Marshall, VA. I went there on a tip from some fellow trainspotters that there was a NS Heritage Unit stuck with a broxen axle out in Marshall, and even though it was a week later I rode out there and saw it. All pictures so far were taken on the same day at the end of January.

(http://i.imgur.com/DBtnkTQ.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/lz17rJX.jpg)

Next up is a Western Star flatbed for Hagerstown Block Co. which has two locations, one in Hagerstown, MD and the other in Marshall, VA:

(http://i.imgur.com/tqSYl1x.jpg)

Here's another Western Star for Eddie L. Payne Trucking of Marshall, VA spotted in Marshall:

(http://i.imgur.com/Q33gq2C.jpg)

Last up is a shot I grabbed on my way out to Marshall, this sharp 389 for Stephen Izzi Trucking & Rigging was headed east towards DC on 66:

(http://i.imgur.com/AWaQOjI.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 2-25-16)
Post by: Rob Archer on May 11, 2016, 03:43:53 AM
Did the Caps get bounced?
I haven't been following the NHL at all this spring.
16 years is nothing....this September marks the 50th anniversary of the last time the Toronto Maple Leafs had a Stanley Cup winning season.
50 years!
I was 14.

Nice shots of the action in your area.
 
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 2-25-16)
Post by: G. Laplante on May 11, 2016, 04:38:24 PM
Nice variety of pics.
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 2-25-16)
Post by: partsman88 on May 11, 2016, 04:44:38 PM
Did the Caps get bounced?
I haven't been following the NHL at all this spring.
16 years is nothing....this September marks the 50th anniversary of the last time the Toronto Maple Leafs had a Stanley Cup winning season.
50 years!
I was 14.

Nice shots of the action in your area.

Hey at least you've seen your team hoist the Cup. Plus you have Babcock and the first overall pick this year, and the future looks bright. Still, I hope the Caps never come close to that record so I'll count my blessings.
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 2-25-16)
Post by: partsman88 on May 21, 2016, 07:19:05 PM
Here's another random set that I took back in January.

O/O W900 daycab out of Fairfax, VA that I see parked at the same lot in Manassas, VA everytime I'm out there.

(http://i.imgur.com/LOtLHjt.jpg)

Another lot-hanger-outer W900 brick hauler for Wine Trucking out of Marshall, VA that I see everytime in the same spot in Manassas.

(http://i.imgur.com/1eL4RYw.jpg)

Nice Coronado for Young Trucking Company out of Lake Ridge, VA parked at the same yard in Manassas, VA:

(http://i.imgur.com/HwTEkVb.jpg)

Freightliner for American Van Lines spotted in Alexandria, VA:

(http://i.imgur.com/x5C7TXU.jpg)

Straight truck for LTL hauler NEMF spotted in Alexandria, VA. This is a new thing for me, but these smaller trucks are starting to become slightly popular for smaller LTL haulers in my area, like Old Dominion, NEMF, Pitt Ohio, and ABF.

(http://i.imgur.com/8zV8F2V.jpg)

O/O mover called JG Transportation aka JG Vanlines out of Englewood, NJ spotted in Alexandria, VA:

(http://i.imgur.com/7zHCjpk.jpg)

GMC dump truck for (the horribly rated on Google) J. Gorman Paving and Construction of Fairfield, NJ spotted outside NS' yard in Manassas, VA:

(http://i.imgur.com/CwG4aOg.jpg)

I think I've previously posted this here but why not again, this is the first new Western Star I saw, and like others have said pictures don't do it justice because it looks a lot better in person. This was spotted in Alexandria, VA:

(http://i.imgur.com/FRackdn.jpg)

Sharp W900 for 2 rig outfit Showtime of Inwood, WV. I used to see both rigs (which both look the same) delivering to my local Woodbridge Auto Auction, but according to SAFER their current operating status is not authorized which would explain why I haven't seen them in a while. Talked to the driver for a bit that night, he was a pretty cool guy so I hope he's had success finding another working gig.

(http://i.imgur.com/hoduGIT.jpg)

Lastly we have a Freightliner blower truck for JK Enterprise, one of the major landscaping companies in northern VA.

(http://i.imgur.com/73NlPYs.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 5-21-16)
Post by: Blue Mule74 on May 21, 2016, 08:20:51 PM
Here's another random set that I took back in January.

O/O W900 daycab out of Fairfax, VA that I see parked at the same lot in Manassas, VA everytime I'm out there.

(http://i.imgur.com/LOtLHjt.jpg)

Nice Coronado for Young Trucking Company out of Lake Ridge, VA parked at the same yard in Manassas, VA:

(http://i.imgur.com/HwTEkVb.jpg)

Sharp W900 for 2 rig outfit Showtime of Inwood, WV. I used to see both rigs (which both look the same) delivering to my local Woodbridge Auto Auction, but according to SAFER their current operating status is not authorized which would explain why I haven't seen them in a while. Talked to the driver for a bit that night, he was a pretty cool guy so I hope he's had success finding another working gig.

(http://i.imgur.com/hoduGIT.jpg)

I like all of these catches as well as and I also like the Peterbilt 379's that were posted on May 10th that were taken back from the end of January that were from Wilson & Son Out Of Centreville, VA and the one that was spotted the same day at the Fannon Petroleum Services
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 5-21-16)
Post by: Blue Mule74 on May 21, 2016, 08:21:52 PM
Here's another kinda large group of randoms:

#1 is a 379 for Garry Mercer Trucking Inc. which has offices in Mississauga, ON, and Rancho Cucamonga, CA docked at Allied agent Victory Van Corp.'s location in Alexandria, VA:

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160126/MTE4OTk0NDJmZmNl/p/1600/IMG_4793_DxO.jpg)

#3 is a nice W900 for JW Applicators of Midland, VA, stopped for the night in Woodbridge, VA:

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160126/MTE4OTk0NDRlMGUx/p/1600/IMG_4820_DxO.jpg)

#4 is a big bunk Coronado for Minor Moving of Austin, TX:

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160126/MTE4OTk0NDVkMGVk/p/1600/IMG_5107_DxO.jpg)

#9 is a shot of a nice W900 for Western Van & Storage from Kent, Washington parked on a side street in Alexandria, VA:

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160126/MTE4OTk0NTBkZjA2/p/1600/IMG_5528_DxO.jpg)

And we'll wrap up this group with a shot of a nice single axle 379 hauling pup doubles for an unknown Arpin agent (apologies for the flash, there was no natural lighting around in this parking lot):

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTM2NTc4MDZmZDFlY2Y,/20160126/MTE4OTk0NTQxMWZm/p/1600/IMG_5728_DxO.jpg)

I like all of these catches
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 5-21-16)
Post by: partsman88 on June 26, 2016, 09:28:05 AM
Here's another random set:

First up is an O/O asphalt dump truck called Big Tee Trucking out of Alexandria, VA:

(http://i.imgur.com/dy429GU.jpg)

Random FL Classic with a 20' container chassis hanging out in Alexandria, VA:

(http://i.imgur.com/8WdOIqj.jpg)

6 axle Manitowoc Grove GMK6300L for local crane operator WO Grubb spotted at their yard in Alexandria, VA:

(http://i.imgur.com/voXbNF9.jpg)

Random 379 laid over in Woodbridge, VA:

(http://i.imgur.com/IfVT6p3.jpg)

Lonestar for Allied laid over for the night in Woodbridge, VA. Driver was a cool guy, even lit it up for me when I asked for permission to take a shot.

(http://i.imgur.com/2V0KoA8.jpg)

Columbia for E7 Movers laid over in Alexandria, VA:

(http://i.imgur.com/2W0Ei31.jpg)

Parking Enforcement blocking my shot of this Volvo for Graebel Van Lines:

(http://i.imgur.com/qZCNM4X.jpg)

Old Sterling for ABF with one of their new trailers:

(http://i.imgur.com/Np6Qsf1.jpg)

nice Cascadia for Sammons Transportation out of Missoula, MT spotted passing our giant 30x50 US flag in Woodbridge, VA:

(http://i.imgur.com/vW7Ny8P.jpg)

5 axle Liebherr for WO Grubb sitting at their yard in Alexandria, VA:

(http://i.imgur.com/jbtebWm.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 6-26-16)
Post by: partsman88 on June 27, 2016, 05:18:30 PM
Here's another set of randoms. #1 is an unknown W900 sitting outside The Roof Center's yard in Alexandria:

(http://i.imgur.com/RM7F6Ql.jpg)

Classy 389 for the always-sharp fleet Virginia Transportation, shot taken in Alexandria:

(http://i.imgur.com/BAgOHbR.jpg)

Mack specialized waste hauler for Fairfax County, spotted in Alexandria:

(http://i.imgur.com/pHqvgwh.jpg)

Beautiful W900 for Team Transport out of Greenbelt MD, shot taken as he takes a load of garbage to the Covanta incinerator down Eisenhower Ave. in Alexandria:

(http://i.imgur.com/4zyHacf.jpg)

Unknown Pete car hauler, interesting fact this shot was taken with my side view mirror and my camera fully zoomed in, on a side street in Springfield, VA:

(http://i.imgur.com/ltE9oEr.jpg)

Pair of beer haulers parked in Virginia Eagle's DC in Springfield, VA. The Chevy in the back is occasionally seen in that spot, but it never leaves the yard anymore:

(http://i.imgur.com/CMRZoQw.jpg)

Pair of older dump trucks helping each other out in Springfield:

(http://i.imgur.com/82ecC8D.jpg)

ex-Virginia Concrete Mack Granite currently working for Vulcan:

(http://i.imgur.com/tQDOF0a.jpg)

Paxton Van Lines L9000 yard truck leased to Atlas, occasionally used for shunting between Paxton's yards in Alexandria and Springfield:

(http://i.imgur.com/nMNRdxA.jpg)

Local T600 that is registered in Woodbridge and usually parked on this street in Alexandria:

(http://i.imgur.com/hYSq53r.jpg)

Duratech 4012 tub grinder usually found in a small yard operated by the City of Alexandria:

(http://i.imgur.com/397Er4R.jpg)

Mack roll off dumpster hauler carrying a load up Eisenhower Ave to the Covanta incinerator plant:

(http://i.imgur.com/IN6w5GA.jpg)

Kenworth T680 for Wheaton/Bekins agent Maffucci Moving & Storage out of Amityville, NY, laid over at Paxton Van Lines yard in Alexandria:

(http://i.imgur.com/vFWrG64.jpg)

O/O T800 set up for plowing stashed on a side road in Alexandria:

(http://i.imgur.com/OuFHKN5.jpg)

Mack Pinnacle for Boyle Brothers out of Marlton, NJ leaving after dropping off a load in Alexandria:

(http://i.imgur.com/qWwdMHQ.jpg)

ex-military troop transporter set up for plow operations in Alexandria, VA. There's another one painted in desert colors that I also only see in winter:

(http://i.imgur.com/JKmI7kS.jpg)

Custom breast cancer awareness garbage truck for kmG Hauling, a local operation that runs a sharp fleet, spotted in Alexandria:

(http://i.imgur.com/XZgfFVe.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 6-27-16)
Post by: partsman88 on June 27, 2016, 06:25:46 PM
Next set starts with another O/O Pete set up for plow ops:

(http://i.imgur.com/7GgivcK.jpg)

These next two come courtesy of a father/son O/O pair that was picking up used cars from Mercedes-Benz of Alexandria for a while. I talked to the dad for a bit, he's a cool guy who definitely takes pride in his rigs. He was running some serious power under the hood on the W900, I used to hear it 1/2 mile down the road as it was coming up the block while I was walking to work in the morning:

(http://i.imgur.com/ewtaJAB.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/73xSDEX.jpg)

Rare albino NAVL straight truck spotted in Alexandria:

(http://i.imgur.com/S3QdURs.jpg)

Lease operator with a husband/wife driver team hauling for NAVL agent First Class Moving Systems out of Tampa/Miami, spotted laid over at Paxton Van Lines' yard in Alexandria:

(http://i.imgur.com/VYHM2ob.jpg)

DBI plow truck (they handle the plowing for interstate 495) sitting at an intersection in Alexandria behind a Metro Transit police suv:

(http://i.imgur.com/EYPJeTf.jpg)

A simultaneously filthy gorgeous 379 covered in road salt leaving Alexandria:

(http://i.imgur.com/WR00oqu.jpg)

International dump truck set up for plow ops for 2-rig outfit M-21 Trucking of Falls Church, VA:

(http://i.imgur.com/EWRggwc.jpg)

Another set of the father/son tandem op, caught them double checking their loads on their way out of Alexandria:

(http://i.imgur.com/jH7SQZF.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/XCl2VID.jpg)

United Road Western Star stopped in Alexandria after our only major snowstorm of last winter:

(http://i.imgur.com/VTEIsZy.jpg)

What do you do when you have a massive snowfall that drops somewhere between 1-2 feet of snow on a major metropolis? You load up the excess in dump trucks and dump it somewhere where nobody will care. In this case this pair of dump trucks is hauling loads of snow to a large unused car lot at an empty office building on Eisenhower Ave. in Alexandria. They dumped so much snow in this lot it took almost 2 months to fully melt:

(http://i.imgur.com/wrBpify.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/Ubz5KQ9.jpg)

Not the best shot but I like this big bunk 389 for Allied agent Nor-Cal Moving Services, which operates out of multiple locations in Cali:

(http://i.imgur.com/t40L55B.jpg)

It seemed like every time I passed WO Grubb's yard back in January there was another crane on the lot. In this case the latest addition is this Link-Belt:

(http://i.imgur.com/KOPqPxW.jpg)

But that Link-Belt wasn't the reason I stopped by to grab a look, it was this GMK7550 that caught my eye. This is Grove by Manitowoc's flagship crane with a max capacity of 550 tons:

(http://i.imgur.com/rsmCfdv.jpg)











Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 6-27-16)
Post by: partsman88 on June 29, 2016, 06:00:15 PM
I'm trying to keep my locals seperated from the laid over rigs I see daily, so I'm going to post the locals in my other thread. This next set will be mostly movers that I caught back in January. Some of these will be night shots because back then it was already dark before/after I got off work.

Big bunk W900 for Arpin Van Lines:

(http://i.imgur.com/G2eyNFi.jpg)

579 for Shur-way Moving & Cartage out of Libertyville, IL:

(http://i.imgur.com/Z9S506z.jpg)

Random 579 seen on my commute one morning:

(http://i.imgur.com/g9PQKwa.jpg)

Mack Pinnacle for American Van Lines out of Elk Grove Village, IL:

(http://i.imgur.com/3fY7XjX.jpg)

W900 #1-631 for Carlyle Van Lines out of Warrensburg, MO:

(http://i.imgur.com/tagwecT.jpg)

379 with some grille damage for Premier Auto Carriers out of Newbury Park, CA spotted laid over in Woodbridge on New Years' Day. Caught him again last month outside my local Walmart and the damage still hasn't been fixed.

(http://i.imgur.com/E27UkQH.jpg)

Random 379 hanging on the side of Route 1:

(http://i.imgur.com/zwrRsZp.jpg)

VNL for Alexander's Moving & Storage laid over in Alexandria:

(http://i.imgur.com/PIwmhRs.jpg)

W900 #1-639 for Carlyle Van Lines hanging out in Woodbridge:

(http://i.imgur.com/TBAhu6K.jpg)

VNL for American Red Ball out of Indianapolis, spotted at my local Red Ball agent in Woodbridge, VA:

(http://i.imgur.com/gcIAjDQ.jpg)

Cascadia for Atlas agent Moving Management of Flagstaff, AZ spotted laid over in Woodbridge:

(http://i.imgur.com/dKTMRy0.jpg)

VNL with pups for United agent Lawrence Transportation Systems, which is based out of Roanoke but has multiple locations:

(http://i.imgur.com/QXw47sR.jpg)

Columbia lease operator for Cowan out of Baltimore laid over in Woodbridge:

(http://i.imgur.com/yKwQHFi.jpg)

Big bunk Cascadia for Imlach Group, which is based out of Trenton, MI but has another location in Dallas:

(http://i.imgur.com/zS9aqYw.jpg)

W900 #1-627 for Carlyle Van Lines laid over in Woodbridge:

(http://i.imgur.com/02BnBKq.jpg)

Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 6-29-16)
Post by: G. Laplante on June 29, 2016, 06:31:07 PM
Interesting series of movers. I like specially the KW W-900 for Carlyle and the Volvo pulling  pups for United.
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 6-29-16)
Post by: Jon_G on June 29, 2016, 06:36:01 PM

Lots of sharp looking moving vans, especially like the orange FL Cascadia, must have recently started with atlas (probably came from Allied or Reliable) as I believe both Atlas and NAVL require the tractors to be white.

Jon
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 6-29-16)
Post by: partsman88 on June 30, 2016, 04:32:10 PM
Thanks guys. I agree on that Cascadia Jon, even though I didn't see any markings I'm sure you're right on that. Also sure it probably didn't stay that way for too long, if I ever see it again it will probably be painted white.
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 6-29-16)
Post by: charlie on June 30, 2016, 04:43:22 PM
Lotsa movers down your way but I guess that's only natural with all the military & civilian government workers in the area. ;D
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 6-29-16)
Post by: partsman88 on June 30, 2016, 04:53:24 PM
Yeah, I definitely see a lot of them. Some weeks it's slow and other weeks you see 1 or 2 new ones daily. A lot of the ones you see from out of town are either transferring loads to local movers or unloading into rental trucks because there's nowhere to park a big rig.
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 6-29-16)
Post by: Jon_G on June 30, 2016, 08:30:04 PM

The Carlyle rigs are sharp as well. I don't know if they have company owned tractors, or if a lot of their drivers go for W900L's but they look great! The United Road Western Star is interesting, I have been seeing a lot of car haulers with the floater style front tires lately. The purple 379 hauling the Mercedes E-Class (a W211 generation model produced from 2003-09 for those interested) is a sharp car hauler as well. Great catch also on the Virginia Peterbilt car carrier, they really do run a sharp fleet. They haul most of the Mercedes-Benz product around here as well, whereas PMTG does BMW/Mini.

Jon
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 6-29-16)
Post by: partsman88 on July 01, 2016, 08:56:11 PM
I think the W900's are Carlyle owned but I don't think that's all they run, I have a local Carlyle/Stevens agent called Executive Moving Systems right behind my neighborhood (which is where a lot of these laid over rigs end up, either transferring a load or moving them into rentals) and I think they have a preference for Kenworths in general. I don't see a ton of them but if I do see them the W900 seems to be the rig of choice, but they also run T680's/T700's, and T660's. Even saw a T600 stopped at a local convenience store that I think I grabbed a shot of. If they are O/O maybe Carlyle requires them to run KW? I'm not sure what the deal is but their fleet always looks good.
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 6-29-16)
Post by: Jon_G on July 02, 2016, 03:41:55 PM

Thanks for the info, I would bet they are company rigs as they are very similar in spec. I very rarely see Carlyle but it's usually a W900L like those.

Jon
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 6-29-16)
Post by: partsman88 on July 14, 2016, 04:53:52 PM
Here's my next set of randoms, mostly movers once again:

#1 is a big bunk 389 for Atlas agent Alexander's Moving & Storage, spotted in Alexandria:

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTUxODc3OTU5OWYwY2Q,/20160714/MTI3Mjc1NjEwOWRm/p/1600/IMG_1655_DxO.jpg)

#2 is a Fedex Custom Critical expediter laid over in Woodbridge:

(https://pics-keycdn.slickpic.com/MTUxODc3OTU5OWYwY2Q,/20160714/MTI3Mjc1NjJkZjlj/p/1600/IMG_2211.jpg)

#3 is a lease operator for local Atlas agent Paxton Van Lines:

(http://www.slickpic.com/pic/url/12727564/MTUxODc3OTU5OWYwY2Q,20160714MTI3Mjc1NjQ1YzBj/photo/1600)

#4 is a random 379 that just finished unloading in Alexandria:

(http://www.slickpic.com/pic/url/12727566/MTUxODc3OTU5OWYwY2Q,20160714MTI3Mjc1NjY1MGQw/photo/1600)

#5 is a 379 for what I believe to be NAVL agent Sterling Trucking, which is a subsidiary of Sterling Moving & Storage:

(http://www.slickpic.com/pic/url/12727568/MTUxODc3OTU5OWYwY2Q,20160714MTI3Mjc1Njg5Yzk5/photo/1600)

#6 is a grainy picture of a big bunk T600 for Bekins agent A and P Moving of Novato, CA:

(http://www.slickpic.com/pic/url/12727570/MTUxODc3OTU5OWYwY2Q,20160714MTI3Mjc1NzA5OTk1/photo/1600)

#7 is a night shot of an ex-Allied 389 working for some United agent, laid over for the night in Alexandria:

(http://www.slickpic.com/pic/url/12727572/MTUxODc3OTU5OWYwY2Q,20160714MTI3Mjc1NzJkYzkw/photo/1600)

#8 is a T680 for Budd Van Lines out of Somerset, NJ:

(http://www.slickpic.com/pic/url/12727574/MTUxODc3OTU5OWYwY2Q,20160714MTI3Mjc1NzRmOTAw/photo/1600)

#9 is a Cascadia for La Tortilleria, Inc, which owns Purple Crow, an authentic Hispanic food company based out of Winstom-Salem, NC. I see them laid over almost every night at this popular hotel for trucks in Woodbridge. La Tortilleria del Cuervito Morado means "tortilla factory of the little purple crow" per their website, which goes into a lot more detail on the interesting history of this company. They started out making only tortillas and have grown so much since '95 that now they make all kinds of authentic Hispanic foods. http://latortilleriaonline.com/about/ also explains the origins of the Purple Crow name.

(http://www.slickpic.com/pic/url/12727576/MTUxODc3OTU5OWYwY2Q,20160714MTI3Mjc1NzZmOWY1/photo/1600)

And we finish with a Cascadia for Mav IC, which is Maverick's lease operator program:

(http://www.slickpic.com/pic/url/12727577/MTUxODc3OTU5OWYwY2Q,20160714MTI3Mjc1NzdjY2M5/photo/1600)
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 7-14-16)
Post by: Iowa80 on July 14, 2016, 06:59:11 PM
That bunk style on #1 is something I haven't seen before, in pictures or in person.  I'm not sure I like the way it looks, but otherwise the rest of the truck looks sharp and you got a good picture of it.
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 7-14-16)
Post by: Rob Archer on July 15, 2016, 03:35:20 AM
Lots of interesting moving vans.
Yes, they load snow into dump trucks up here to haul it away too.
Mostly to clear the on street parking. They don't dump it into Lake Ontario anymore. Too much salt.
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 7-14-16)
Post by: Jon_G on July 15, 2016, 08:40:58 PM

I didn't know Maverick had an IC division, it's a nice looking truck however 8)

Jon
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 7-14-16)
Post by: partsman88 on July 16, 2016, 01:01:42 PM
That bunk style on #1 is something I haven't seen before, in pictures or in person.  I'm not sure I like the way it looks, but otherwise the rest of the truck looks sharp and you got a good picture of it.

Thanks Iowa. I thought it was a little odd considering most big bunks try to make them somewhat aero but I don't mind how oversized it makes the bunk look.

Lots of interesting moving vans.
Yes, they load snow into dump trucks up here to haul it away too.
Mostly to clear the on street parking. They don't dump it into Lake Ontario anymore. Too much salt.


Thanks Rob, I assume in your neck of the woods that happens a lot more often. We've only had 2 big snowfalls in the last 2 years. I thought it was interesting though, because I never knew what they did with all that snow they cleared off the roads. Do they use construction equipment to clear the highways too? I saw convoys of road graders, front end loaders and backhoes clearing 95/395/495.


I didn't know Maverick had an IC division, it's a nice looking truck however 8)

Jon

Thanks Jon, I didn't know what Mav IC was either so I had to look them up. I had a hunch it was Maverick related because I see rigs that look exactly the same daily and they are owned by Maverick.
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 7-14-16)
Post by: Blue Mule74 on July 18, 2016, 01:38:03 AM
Nice Series
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 7-14-16)
Post by: JJG on July 18, 2016, 09:59:48 PM
Great series, I haven't checked in here in a bit but a lot of those moving vans are sharp, really liked that single axle Peterbilt with doubles from Arpin, the Carlyle KW W900L are awesome too. Enjoying all the unique dump trucks to your region , like looking at the snow but not missing being in it!!

Jim.
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 7-14-16)
Post by: partsman88 on August 01, 2016, 08:13:38 PM
Thanks guys, I also enjoy looking at the heaps of snow considering the average temperature has been in the 90's since early July. Before I know it I'm sure the cold weather will be back again, it seems like my life has been moving at warp speed for the past few years now. Anyways time to get back at it. All shots were taken in February 2016.

#1/#2 is an ex-TMC 379 that has been parked in the same spot every time I cruise past for the past couple years now. I don't even know if it runs anymore but it still looks good. I hope the owner is doing alright.

(http://i.imgur.com/CIWAjOq.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/EbSOwhu.jpg)

#3 is a O/O VNL 780 for Atlas' Corporate Fleet, which apparently just does drop 'n hook across the lower 48.

(http://i.imgur.com/0ClDClI.jpg)

#4 is a late model shopping cart with a 579 in the back for Shur-way Moving & Cartage out of Libertyville, IL.

(http://i.imgur.com/vxiP4Tt.jpg)

#5 is a possible ex-pumpkin Century O/O:

(http://i.imgur.com/WmJVsEz.jpg)

#6 is another rig I've previously shot, this time Capt. Accessory is getting a bath from mother nature:

(http://i.imgur.com/crjYK9z.jpg)

#7 is a sharp 389 car hauler that I used to see almost daily delivering new beamers at the BMW dealer in Alexandria. I can't figure out the company name though, but I'm sure I'll find a picture eventually that has more legible info.

(http://i.imgur.com/alG1Vfk.jpg)

#8 is a Cascadia for National Van Lines out of Broadview, Il:

(http://i.imgur.com/imkTWnn.jpg)
 
#9 is a 379 for Consolidated Lumber Transport out of Palmer, MA:

(http://i.imgur.com/gY3JT9j.jpg)

#10 is a very timely pic of an older International for Executive Moving Systems of Woodbridge, considering the background and the company slogan on the side of the truck.

(http://i.imgur.com/JWG7J6X.jpg)

#11 is a FL Classic for Dice Van Lines out of Long Beach, CA:

(http://i.imgur.com/fy5rpxK.jpg)

#12 is a VNL 670 for Budd Van Lines out of Somerset, NJ:

(http://i.imgur.com/R8HX4TG.jpg)

#13 is a picture I took out of my side view mirror as I was sitting in rush hour traffic, of a soon-to-be (if not already) discontinued Cat CT660 heavy hauler:

(http://i.imgur.com/SVqzp6Q.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 7-14-16)
Post by: partsman88 on August 01, 2016, 08:41:44 PM
Set #2 starts with a O/O FLD cruising past the sole claim to fame for my hometown, aka the giant American flag that surely wasn't a joint venture between the car dealerships and the county.

(http://i.imgur.com/JS1SDGS.jpg)

#2 is a Cascadia for Shur-Way Van Lines out of Libertyville, IL:

(http://i.imgur.com/tnshVlV.jpg)

#3 is a crappy shot, but I thought it was interesting because this big bunk T600 works for United Van Lines, yet is pulling a car hauler. I'm sure they're not the only moving company that offers car hauling services as well.

(http://i.imgur.com/3yE9lXI.jpg)

#4 is for the Prostar lovers out there, this belongs to Wheaton agent AAA Moving & Storage, out of Tampa, FL:

(http://i.imgur.com/WpZj3ps.jpg)

#5 is a nice Cascadia for Snavely Forest Products out of Pittsburgh, PA:

(http://i.imgur.com/MKVxjWu.jpg)

#6 is a rig I'm hoping one of my northern neighbors can shed some more light on. I don't know what it is I like about this rig, but I like it. I really wish I could find some more info on M. St-Yves though, and considering I see their rigs semi-often and I know you guys have too I'm a little surprised they have no online presence from what I can tell. I've searched on Google and the boards and can't find any info on them.

(http://i.imgur.com/haRPooj.jpg)

#7 is a plain W900 #1-619 for Carlyle Van Lines out of Warrensburg, MO:

(http://i.imgur.com/z7qFXU4.jpg)

#8 is a Western Star for PV Transport out of Hatfield, PA:

(http://i.imgur.com/I9pTeiy.jpg)

#9 is another Prostar for Arpin Van Lines out of W. Warwick, RI:

(http://i.imgur.com/07mxQ8L.jpg)

#10 is a 587 for UVL agent Armstrong Relocation:

(http://i.imgur.com/YvSuezg.jpg)

#11 is a O/O FL Classic in need of a bath:

(http://i.imgur.com/Uf9yguT.jpg)

And last but not least is a HMMWV taking a trip with a hotshotter.

(http://i.imgur.com/faZkdE7.jpg)

Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 8-1-16)
Post by: JJG on August 01, 2016, 09:06:17 PM
I'm simply amazed at now many household movers you catch, lots of cool shots but #6, Bekins getting a bath and #10, that sharp Executive IH are my favorites!!

Jim.
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 8-1-16)
Post by: G. Laplante on August 02, 2016, 04:15:49 AM
Interesting night pics even under heavy rain. I can't help you about the St-Yves rig, it's the first time I see it.
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 8-1-16)
Post by: partsman88 on August 02, 2016, 05:08:51 PM
Thanks Jim, I feel pretty lucky to see a lot of turnover amongst the moving rigs, but I feel my stream is going to dry up eventually because a few of those shots come courtesy of my route to work at my old job. Next week I start evening shift at my new job from 2 pm to 1030, and in addition to seeing less than before I will most likely catch even less due to my new work hours. We'll see what happens though. And thanks Gerard, in some weird way I'm kinda proud about how those shots came out. As for the M. St-Yves rig, I'm sure with the large base of knowledge everyone here has somebody will know something about them. I'm definitely sure they are a Canadian company, but like Landstar in America they seem to primarily work with O/O's.
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 8-1-16)
Post by: Jon_G on August 02, 2016, 08:28:38 PM

The Shur-Way rig is actually pretty sharp looking, it's the little details IMO that can really make a difference. I see you caught one of the new BMW X6's being transported, I don't get the appeal of those. They have none of the storage space and headroom of an X5 SUV, yet are the same size. I'd go for the 328i wagon, but hey that's just me ;D

Jon
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 8-1-16)
Post by: partsman88 on September 03, 2016, 08:30:54 PM
Apologies for missing your comment Jon, I agree on the X6's. These new crossover sedan/suv's look unappealing to me as well, I don't mind a straight crossover like the Mazda CX-5, but that's because a crossover with a hatchback looks better than a super-oversized sedan crossover.
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 8-1-16)
Post by: partsman88 on September 03, 2016, 08:48:10 PM
It's time for another round of moving adventures. This next series is all from March, it's 90% bedbuggers with a few other randoms thrown in. Hope you guys enjoy:

#1 is a rig I've shot a few times before (and hilarious side note actually got another shot of today). It works for an unknown Arpin Van Lines agent.
(http://i.imgur.com/sC8VROM.jpg)

#2 is a VNL780 for Dodge Moving & Storage out of St. Louis:
(http://i.imgur.com/vDlRmyy.jpg)

#3 is a rig I admittedly forgot I caught, even though I feel it's just as amazing as the Landstar W900 I caught driven by Nick Mordaunt. Possibly because this is the only shot I was able to grab of it, but anyways this is the only time I've seen a grain truck like this on my coast. I assume the driver works in the midwest-west coast somewhere.
(http://i.imgur.com/uUl9fYG.jpg)

#4 is a Mack Pinnacle for American Van Lines:
(http://i.imgur.com/cUrfbgO.jpg)

#5 is a rare straight truck for Purple Crow:
(http://i.imgur.com/3Uwypgs.jpg)

#6 is a nice sky blue Cascadia for Cheema Freight Lines out of Sumner, WA. This company also only operates on the WC so I have no idea what it was doing here:
(http://i.imgur.com/5aGkxjg.jpg)

#7 is a nice semi-panorama for one of my old stomping grounds in Alexandria. I miss driving down this road every day and seeing what new rigs were lying over. The 5 rigs in the background are all regulars.
(http://i.imgur.com/HGrCk4r.jpg)

#8 is a closeup of the T660 for Atlas agent Alexander's Mobility Services:
(http://i.imgur.com/CzVFelS.jpg)

#9 is an old Giant trailer. Bring it back Giant! The decal actually looks like an old tarp tacked on the side.
(http://i.imgur.com/1apkfwn.jpg)

#10 is an o/o who lives in the area somewhere with a beautiful 379:
(http://i.imgur.com/8qEPXHl.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 8-1-16)
Post by: partsman88 on September 03, 2016, 09:02:53 PM
Set #2 starts with a trio of shots for a 379 for an Atlas agent which I'm about 50% sure is Nelson Westerberg. I don't remember why I tried to do the drive-by approach for this rig, but the last shot turned out hilarious IMO. Enjoy:
(http://i.imgur.com/dSnYIQ8.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/Xibo4F8.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/MFzGuft.jpg)

#4 is a straight gorgeous looking 379 for Atlas agent Ace Relocations. I remember seeing this rig posted here before, most likely during a discussion about spare tires on moving trailers. IIRC, was Charlie the last to catch this rig?
(http://i.imgur.com/U9P9dL3.jpg)

#5 isn't as glamorous as #4, but I enjoy catching moving trailers that don't look like normal moving trailers:
(http://i.imgur.com/rMiLjJg.jpg)

#6 is an older Volvo for Mark I? Sadly I can't make out a better ID for this one:
(http://i.imgur.com/5tRrlS4.jpg)

#7 is a clean FLD for an unknown UVL agent:
(http://i.imgur.com/QEMC7W7.jpg)

#8 is a nice big bunk Cascadia for Alexander's Moving & Storage:
(http://i.imgur.com/NQutFBI.jpg)

#9 is a sharp W900 for Carlyle Van Lines out of Warrensburg, MO:
(http://i.imgur.com/jbYAeK5.jpg)

And #10 is a Century working for NAVL agent Merchant's Moving & Storage out of Fayetteville, NC:
(http://i.imgur.com/7DtEpAW.jpg)

Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 9-4-16)
Post by: partsman88 on September 06, 2016, 08:32:42 AM
Set #3 starts with a Cascadia for National Van Lines:
(http://i.imgur.com/ZskuWG9.jpg)

#2 is a semi-local, this FLD for Red Ball is usually seen hanging out at the yard for Red Ball agent All in One Moving & Storage out of Woodbridge:
(http://i.imgur.com/GGSBqX9.jpg)

#3 is an unknown 389 that I caught in my side view mirror sitting in rush hour traffic:
(http://i.imgur.com/TUKqi5d.jpg)

#4 is a big bunk W900 for UVL agent Liberty Moving & Storage out of NY, NY:
(http://i.imgur.com/QkLDbD3.jpg)

#5 is a T2000 with a drom box for Mayflower agent G and S Moving & Storage out of Houston, TX:
(http://i.imgur.com/gK0pfPf.jpg)

#6 is a big bunk T660 for Carlyle Van Lines out of Warrensburg, MO:
(http://i.imgur.com/VXPTKpn.jpg)

#7 is a Lonestar for Atlas' Corporate Relocation Fleet:
(http://i.imgur.com/6dcKViF.jpg)

#8 is a FLD for UVL agent Armstrong Relocation:
(http://i.imgur.com/3wC64tJ.jpg)

#9 is a T660 for Andrews Van Lines out of Norfolk, NE:
(http://i.imgur.com/n7Fohpz.jpg)

#10 is an older Volvo for NAVL agent Palmer Moving & Storage out of Warren, MI:
(http://i.imgur.com/bfX7jNs.jpg)

#11 is a VNL780 for Allied agent Schick Moving & Storage out of Tustin, CA:
(http://i.imgur.com/YTUXvu3.jpg)

And #12 is a FL Classic for Endless Truck Services out of White Plains, MD (you can tell these pics were taken in March from the cherry blossom in bloom):
(http://i.imgur.com/oglw60R.jpg)







Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 9-6-16)
Post by: G. Laplante on September 06, 2016, 09:08:17 AM
Interesting movers trucks specially the T-660 for Carlile.
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 9-6-16)
Post by: Jon_G on September 06, 2016, 07:13:06 PM

There are quite a few sharp looking bedbugger trucks here, nice photos!

Jon
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 9-6-16)
Post by: partsman88 on September 06, 2016, 08:33:47 PM
Thanks Jon/Gerard! Plenty more where that came from.
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 9-6-16)
Post by: Iowa80 on September 07, 2016, 07:22:08 PM
More nice stuff; from your first set from September 3 that grain hauler is a cool catch.  Grain haulers aren't that uncommon where I live, but those only have two axles on the trailer, whereas the ones with more than two axles on the trailer seem to be from further west, like Iowa and Nebraska.  I like the Cheema Cascadia as well; it's a nice surprise when you get to see these sharp trucks from out west here in the east.
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 9-6-16)
Post by: partsman88 on April 02, 2017, 08:51:19 PM
So last year I decided to use Flickr as my permanent photo source, Imgur is having too many issues and I don't have the time to deal with it. When I first started the page, I uploaded about 1k photos, and I was unaware Flickr randomizes your uploads, so everything got mixed up. As far as I can tell there isn't a way to fix it, so I'm gonna start sharing random photos that I think I haven't shared yet.

This set goes out to Gerard, I'm not a praying kinda guy but I am praying for you bud.

Autocar side arm packer for Fairfax County Solid Waste:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5676/30044112216_659abeed64_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTVQL)

Not a truck but I thought this bus was super cool, reminds me of the bus from The Shawshank Redemption:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5725/29450887973_7c8b4a04e5_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LStuWz)

Peterbilt 359 for an unknown operator:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7707/30044118366_fe7afa1001_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTXEN)

Peterbilt 379, the blurry info says FHI which might be Freight Handlers Inc. but I'm not entirely sure.
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8362/29450203584_00f44af5e5_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LSpZuL)

Pete 379 with a cool temp-controlled moving van setup for McCollister's Transportation Group with a dumb car in the way.
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8271/29450200964_3c3c9ed073_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LSpYHA)

Pete 379 for CMB Logistics:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5023/29964268222_46e13f0a64_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQH1b)

Kenworth vocational truck for United Van Lines:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8546/30044085026_2659480c7e_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTMKY)

Pete 389 heavy hauler for an unknown company (I think he might be an o/o):
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7461/29964248502_e7c56bffc0_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQB9b)

Another probable o/o Pete 379:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5779/29964258432_5dc1662fd5_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQE6o)

Sharp 359 w/ a Durastar crane truck:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8762/30044082846_22eb7e8a5d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTM7o)

Big bunk T660 for STI/CRST:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5651/30044083396_699b1cbf27_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTMgS)
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 4-2-17)
Post by: Jon_G on April 03, 2017, 06:20:18 PM
Really glad to see more local pics from you, that STI big bunk KW is particularly cool 8)

Jon
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 4-2-17)
Post by: Rob Archer on April 03, 2017, 06:58:28 PM
Good to see you posting again.
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 4-2-17)
Post by: Iowa80 on April 03, 2017, 07:20:34 PM
It's good to see some more pictures from you.  Both the dark blue 359 and STI T660 big bunk are really cool. 8)
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 4-2-17)
Post by: partsman88 on April 05, 2017, 06:42:06 PM
Thanks guys :). Happy to be sharing again.
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 4-2-17)
Post by: partsman88 on April 05, 2017, 06:56:32 PM
Here's another set:

1. 378 for Fort Myer Construction of DC
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5630/29783508490_2a941171d5_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MnSgr5)

2. 379 for PED Transport and a T800 for Payne Trucking out of Fredericksburg, VA. Shot was taken during the start of the blizzard we got in January 2016.
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5168/29964250552_a677f7926b_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQBKw)

3. Plows waiting to hit the road during our only blizzard of 2016.
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8487/29964239942_d950a35763_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQyAA)

4. W900 dump truck hauling snow post-blizzard.
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8121/29450177514_7da1b30d16_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LSpRKh)

5. Possible o/o 389 tanker
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5077/30044102526_11b77c3ebe_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTSXG)

6. Big bunk Western Star for Landstar, I think it's for Landstar Ranger
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8094/30044099826_f5b4b0f27f_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTSa9)

7. Pete 379 wrecker for Toro's Truck Center out of Lorton, VA
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8720/29964238522_919493f307_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQyb7)

8. Heavy haul Pete 389 for Merrifield Garden Center out of Merrifield, VA
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8445/30044101346_9da79758b7_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTSBm)

9. Humvee seen at the auto show:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5251/29964258752_c8dcf41909_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQEbU)

10. Troop transport seen at the auto show:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8541/29994817111_0ee0ae33fa_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MGxh8a)

11. Heavy haul FL Columbia hauling a US Navy patrol boat:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5213/29964242742_652c896975_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQzqS)

Bonus: Random Rolls Royce seen at the 2016 Washington Auto Show at the convention center in DC
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8545/29783519800_7eb2351f75_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MnSjN5)
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 4-5-17)
Post by: Rob Archer on April 05, 2017, 07:03:57 PM
Nice snow shots.
Charlie should be driving that Rolls!
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 4-5-17)
Post by: charlie on April 05, 2017, 07:09:47 PM
Charlie should be driving that Rolls!
A little too flashy for me but i'll take the Humvee thank you. ;D
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 4-5-17)
Post by: Jon_G on April 05, 2017, 07:14:53 PM

Very cool photos, the Landstar Western Star is very cool, and awesome catch on the Drophead Rolls! 8)

Jon
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 4-5-17)
Post by: JJG on April 05, 2017, 09:24:38 PM
I like your winter shots here, quite the variety of snow removal equipment. Does DC not have their own "State" fleet? The big Star is cool, not a common site for big bunk trucks.

Jim.
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 4-5-17)
Post by: partsman88 on April 07, 2017, 07:34:00 AM
Thanks guys. JJG, not sure about MD but I know DC and VA don't have enough DOT trucks to cover the roads, like 90% of plows are local contractors. Most of their dumps are single or dual-drive, the beds don't even hold the larger salt spreaders like the one seen at the top.

Charlie should be driving that Rolls!
A little too flashy for me but i'll take the Humvee thank you. ;D

The way people drive around here even if I had a Rolls I'd be scared to drive it.
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 4-5-17)
Post by: partsman88 on April 09, 2017, 05:37:35 PM
Just so you guys know, I figured out how to get my pictures in order from the date they were taken. I'm just gonna use this thread for all my shots, it's easier to keep track of this way.

Western Auto Transport 389:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5060/30078166935_5293302fc6_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MPUt86)

Liebherr for Maxim Crane:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5144/30078167165_2b25bc32ea_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MPUtc4)

Adkins 389:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5531/30078162845_3037d557d9_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MPUrUz)

Unknown 379:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8274/30044085516_a7cc8be62a_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTMUq)

SFFA Mack Pinnacle:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5281/29964273432_1445efe8a5_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQJy1)

Mack Midliner for Potomac Mack of Gainesville, VA:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5207/30078170125_3f67715817_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MPUu56)

Big bunk Volvo VNL 300 for Unigroup:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8118/29450221854_15c23d0451_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LSq5VL)

Peterbilt 389 for Rodriguez Auto Transport:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8548/30044113506_3744c94252_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTWe1)

W900 registered in PA:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8597/29783504280_6f2c94ca20_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MnSfbu)

Heavy haul T800 for Vitale Heavy Hauling out of Auburn, NY:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8538/30044113926_e2fc3dbcd4_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTWmf)

Cascadia expediter for Fedex Custom Critical:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5262/29994840831_e9c3a5a8b0_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MGxpb8)
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 4-5-17)
Post by: charlie on April 09, 2017, 06:12:01 PM
I saw that PA plated W900 parked at the H.R. Ewell yard in East Earl PA yesterday but passed on a pic because it was wedged in pretty tight. Now I wish I'd taken the darn shot. >:(
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 4-5-17)
Post by: partsman88 on April 09, 2017, 06:22:35 PM
I don't blame you for passing on the shot, I neglected sharing my shots from the Southern Classic because a lot of the trucks were packed in tight and it was hard to get good shots, especially with the sun in my face on half of them. Now after seeing all this action from MATS I've uploaded all of them to Flickr, and I'm gonna share them once the attention dies down from Jon's excellent lineup. They're not as thorough as Jon's sets but still worthy of being shared.
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 4-5-17)
Post by: partsman88 on April 10, 2017, 05:39:45 PM
Here's my next set.

W900 for Freeman Express out of Petersburg, VA:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8418/29964237882_e419113ea3_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQxZ5)

Western Star can hauler:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5118/29964218552_f989d8f499_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQseN)

International Workstar for Sisler's Stone out of Falls Church, VA:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8121/29450224224_8d65540812_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LSq6CC)

Mack CH613 for Moore & Moore out of Haymarket, VA:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5711/30044111046_e6ce7dd2af_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTVuA)

Another CH613 for Froehling & Robertson, which operates in the Mid-Atlantic:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5128/30078169235_a382074da8_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MPUtNK)

T800 for Carter Trucking out of Manassas, VA:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5105/29543412874_e1bdcc6a8b_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/M1DHnu)

International COE for Fedex Supply Chain:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5544/29450202004_e796be4f62_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LSpZ2w)

Big bunk 386 shed hauler:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5289/29964262682_6f32085309_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQFmE)

Big bunk W900 for UVL agent S&M Moving Systems:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8420/29876561030_fd11075e7c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Mw6bHd)

379 for an unknown operator:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5745/29964261242_1f1665d84f_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQEVQ)

379 for NAVL registered in Alaska and Indiana. I did some research on the agent but can't find it listed under NAVL anymore.
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5166/30044089916_d77349b656_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTPdh)
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 4-10-17)
Post by: Jon_G on April 10, 2017, 06:06:46 PM

That purple big bunk 386 is a really sharp one, love the color scheme on it, and it just overall looks good IMO. Neat catch on that very well-kept International as well.

Jon
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 4-10-17)
Post by: charlie on April 10, 2017, 06:13:03 PM

That purple big bunk 386 is a really sharp one, love the color scheme on it, and it just overall looks good IMO.
Jon
It's been around for a while and still looks good. :) I've caught it a couple of times........I want to say it's out of Lititz PA or that area but not 100% sure. :-\
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 4-10-17)
Post by: Iowa80 on April 10, 2017, 08:30:45 PM
I too really like that 386. 8)
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 4-10-17)
Post by: JJG on April 10, 2017, 09:20:00 PM
You get some very interesting combo's moving along the region, those block haulers with the axle set ups, very different! I like the Freeman W9 and the trailer with that load look impressive! Yeah, the 386 is sharp too.

Jim.
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 4-10-17)
Post by: Ray F on April 11, 2017, 12:56:53 AM
Ive seen That FXCC IH COE that 386 Large Sleeper, and Maybe that WS Can Hauler as well.  ??? 8)

Also That Unknown Mack, I believe is For this Company  :)
https://www.fandr.com
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 4-10-17)
Post by: kenworthman1976 on April 11, 2017, 03:54:09 PM
Love your pics!

Love the moving vans!

Anna
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 4-10-17)
Post by: partsman88 on April 11, 2017, 06:08:48 PM
Thanks guys! That big bunk 386 is a rig I've caught multiple times, always shed hauling up and down the coast. I've seen him while spotting and when I've been stuck in traffic, probably between 5-10 times the last few years.

And thanks for the tip on the single drive axle Mack, Ray. I've seen it before but never gotten a clear shot of the ID on the door.
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 4-10-17)
Post by: partsman88 on April 11, 2017, 07:36:23 PM
Here's my next set:

T800 for Redman Fleet Services out of Lorton, VA:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5490/29450872253_910dbe06d2_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LStqgx)

FL Classic transfer truck for Fairfax County Solid Waste:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8537/29964262832_48bc861e34_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQFpf)

Pair o' Petes, the plow is for Fort Myer Construction Corp. of DC:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8678/29450884503_a57cfa00c0_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LSttUK)

379 for Thalle Construction Co. of Hillsborough, NC:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8635/30044101626_dcd563f46e_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTSGb)

389 for Bennett Motor Express out of McDonough, GA. The van has the YRC logo next to the door, not sure what it's for though.
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5036/29783532690_7dca27ca0b_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MnSoCj)

Classic "neat truck with an interesting load" shot of this 379 for Drop Deck Services of Pawling, NY:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8448/29783507190_7066adbec6_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MnSg3E)

FL Coronado for Jensen Bros:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7537/29964264912_93d6624480_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQG27)

379 for Joseph Coleman out of VA somewhere:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7522/30044098756_427ab53b6c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTRQG)

Mack heavy haul CH613 for American Indian Transport out of Falls Church, VA and an unknown FL Classic in the back:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8279/29994819561_4cb743a1c2_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MGxhRp)

International 9900i for Martin Therrien Transport out of Becancour, Quebec:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5669/30044108136_99b89f6d09_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTUCq)

Mack CH613 for D.M. Bowman out of Williamsport, MD:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5443/30078166765_0fac539f2c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MPUt5a)
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 4-10-17)
Post by: charlie on April 11, 2017, 07:42:37 PM
The Bowman Mack is interesting..........first 2 axle anything I've ever seen for them. ;D
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 4-11-17)
Post by: Jon_G on April 11, 2017, 07:51:17 PM

The Pete with the military trucks is very interesting, love seeing cool loads like that. I wonder what branch they are from. And cool catch on the Joseph Coleman cattle pot, it was in Louisville for the show last month.

Jon
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 4-11-17)
Post by: Blue Mule74 on April 11, 2017, 10:26:00 PM
Nice New Series...
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 4-11-17)
Post by: JJG on April 11, 2017, 10:29:03 PM
Awesome Coronado, the 379 step deck is cool, interesting to see a S Series IH along with a newer M2 Freightliner, looks to be military equipment.

Jim.
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 4-11-17)
Post by: Ray F on April 12, 2017, 01:22:56 AM
I'm wondering if that is the same DM Bowman Unit I shot back in Feb. 2012 Bobtailing  ???

(http://rayfisherstruckphotos.weebly.com/uploads/2/6/8/8/2688756/7155030_orig.jpg)

Edit: Just Zoomed in on My Pic and it Appears to be the Same Unit  8)

Sorry to Hijack your Thread Btw.
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 4-11-17)
Post by: partsman88 on April 12, 2017, 02:57:21 PM
Share away if you've seen one of the rigs I caught Ray, I love swapping stories about rigs we've both caught. Charlie I think that is the only time I've seen that particular unit, most of the time I see the same old Bowman Mack's and Volvo's.

And thanks for the kind words guys, happy to share these with you.
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 4-11-17)
Post by: Wreckerman on April 12, 2017, 03:08:08 PM
Really neat catches here, but the T800 wrecker is my favorite!
Title: Re: Random DMV shots (Updated 4-11-17)
Post by: partsman88 on April 12, 2017, 05:25:18 PM
Thanks Wreckerman! I love Redman's fleet too, they are the largest tow company in northern VA and all of their trucks are held to the same standard. I'm fortunate to have a lot of tow companies around here that really take pride in their rigs, a lot of them show up to local shows too.

Anyways onto the next set. These next few shots were taken on a short trip I took up to Altoona and then to Harrisburg in Feb. of last year.

First up is this 378? tow truck for Interstate Emergency Services of Breezewood, PA:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8648/30044089406_3a6a4e175f_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTP4u)

Not a truck but this trip is really where I started to hone my night photography, these stacked flatbeds were caught in a yard off Route 30 near Everett, PA:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5651/30044117836_a949f439d0_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTXvE)

My spirit truck (aka if I had a custom rig this is most likely what it would look like) is this beautiful 379 for Grammer Industries out of Columbus, IN. These next two shots were taken on I-99 outside Altoona:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48009491861_b03c5327e1_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9rciF)

KW W900A hay hauler for an Degroot Farms of Yardley, PA (thanks Charlie!):
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48009500448_765d201179_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9reRJ)

These next few shots were taken outside the NS intermodal yard in Rutherford, PA:
W900 for Hub Group:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5320/29964236032_3ee886f06b_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQxrb)

Cascadia for Swift:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5144/29964259102_50c1f27818_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQEhW)

Western Star for Hub Group:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5722/30044083896_83521628b7_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTMqu)

W900 for Fedex Ground in its' classic colors:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8560/29783530560_c2c9428c3c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MnSnZA)

Hub Group Coronado:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5811/29964247852_2563dcf3b2_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQAWY)

These next few shots were taken on I-81 north of Harrisburg. One of these days I'm gonna have to upload all my shots from here, this place is like ground zero for trucks on a Friday afternoon.

389 for an unknown company:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5489/29450865793_6f7b447076_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LStoma)

W900 for Transcorps Enterprises of Harrisburg, PA:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5207/30044084926_762226f9c5_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTMJf)

379 for BSN Trucking of Glade Hill, VA:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7574/29994798451_744e222379_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MGxbzr)

379 for an unknown company:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5707/29964249822_07b1ac7acc_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQBwW)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 4-12-17)
Post by: charlie on April 12, 2017, 05:51:02 PM
The KW W900A for an unknown company belongs to Degroot Farms of Yardley PA. I caught it on 5-2-14 pulling an end dump trailer through Bordentown NJ.

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/5-2-14%20Vincentown-Bordentown%20Rebel%20pics%20048.jpg)

Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 4-12-17)
Post by: Iowa80 on April 12, 2017, 06:44:41 PM
That 389 with the stainless spread axle reefer is awesome; very good catch!! 8)  Boy do I love really fancy reefers like that. 8) 8)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 4-12-17)
Post by: Jon_G on April 12, 2017, 08:00:04 PM

That 389 is, like Iowa80 said, really classy! It reminds me a bit of a truck from Habeck Trucking, but not sure if they haul out that way or not.

Jon
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 4-12-17)
Post by: Ray F on April 13, 2017, 12:07:50 AM
I'll try to post them either in this Thread or Maybe start a New one  ???, when I can Locate them on my Site. I Thought I Had them Uploaded to Their Right Pages, but for some reason I cant seem to locate them yet ???

BTW I Just noticed I think I May have a Match or a Twin to that KAG O/O Volvo as well  8)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 4-12-17)
Post by: partsman88 on April 13, 2017, 05:14:30 PM
Thanks guys! Yeah I agree that 389 with the stainless reefer is a beauty, it's one of my favorite catches. Just wish I had gotten a better picture, but they can't all be winners.

Also I appreciate the info on the W900A Charlie, glad someone recognized it. Great shot too, way better than mine.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 4-12-17)
Post by: partsman88 on April 13, 2017, 06:04:04 PM
Here's my next set, these first two were taken as I was eating dinner at Dillsburg Shopping Center north of Dillsburg, PA.

Ford Aeromax LT9000:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8738/29964243762_a52c080e50_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQzJs)

Pete 379 for UVL agent Fry-Wagner:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7774/30044091486_89b13f66b8_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTPFm)

This Argosy was captured headed north on Route 15 in PA somewhere, it was one of those point + pray shots.
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5565/30044092446_634d67a24a_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTPXU)

In a first for me, I'm not sure who the manufacturer of this crane for Miller & Long out of DC is. I'm thinking it's a Terex, but I'm totally basing that off the HC-240H model number on the side of the crane cab. Can't find anything for it but Terex offers cranes with the HC model number:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8393/29450222234_00f8ef3b81_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LSq63j)

379 for Willow Springs out of Chantilly, VA:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5663/29964222392_2ede7c5d14_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQto1)

Grove GMK7550 for WO Grubb Crane Rental out of Alexandria, VA:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8759/30044099056_e7bc01390d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTRVS)

Single drive axle W900 shed hauler for an unknown company:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8407/29450874983_e45de92c5f_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LStr5B)

Random Humvee:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5178/30078164855_865dcf2b55_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MPUsve)

International COE for Diamond Transportation out of Wrentham, MA:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7513/29964261132_d11f0942c2_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQETW)

Mack "R" model for Bison Inc. out of Gainesville, VA:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8411/30044112846_066073c104_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTW2C)

Late 70's IH Loadstar junker that hasn't moved in at least a decade:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8418/30044113846_6adb3aef6f_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTWjS)

Argosy straight truck for Trenchtech, which operates out of several locations in the mid-Atlantic.
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5092/29994841261_3a98cf4938_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MGxpix)

Big bunk 579 for Arpin Van Lines out of W. Warwick, RI:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5760/30044116906_deb5868e72_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTXeC)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 4-12-17)
Post by: charlie on April 13, 2017, 06:07:17 PM
The Argosy straight truck was my fave here..........then I saw the Mack R model. ;D A lot of cool catches in this set. 8)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 4-13-17)
Post by: Jon_G on April 13, 2017, 07:38:51 PM

The Argosy straight truck is very cool looking, but I think that super sharp Arpin big bunk Pete is the favorite for me.

Jon
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 4-13-17)
Post by: Iowa80 on April 13, 2017, 07:52:41 PM
My favorite is the Arpin 579 as well.  It doesn't seem like there are very many 579 big bunks out there, and this one has a cool paint scheme too.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 4-13-17)
Post by: JJG on April 13, 2017, 10:01:45 PM
Willow Springs is outstanding to me here Jon but really, I quite like everything you're putting up here, some amazing shots of cool stuff. The old Loadstar IH is a late 70's as opposed to late 80's.

Jim.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 4-13-17)
Post by: partsman88 on April 15, 2017, 07:19:04 PM
Thanks guys, and thanks for the info on the Loadstar Jim.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 4-13-17)
Post by: partsman88 on April 15, 2017, 07:34:28 PM
Here's my next set:

Mack Granite for Arthur Construction Co. out of Chantilly, VA:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3930/32721305621_adbe76bd2f_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RRtfaK)

Pete 389 Pride & Class for Rock Transport out of Springfield, VA:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7477/29964230772_e8c59b6ad0_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQvSu)

FL Argosy for Atlas Van Lines:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8819/30044108656_74bcb7ddcf_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTUMo)

Pete 389 big bunk for Covan World-Wide Moving:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8406/29994811931_a8426cdd4f_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MGxfzR)

KW T800 for Arpin Van Lines:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5152/29783515660_8a6ef4b904_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MnSiyG)

O/O 379 dump truck out of Springfield, VA:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5221/29964221822_edad6f2c77_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQtdb)

Pete water truck for Slurry Pavers out of Manassas, VA:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7505/29964241752_dc174fd056_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQz8N)

KW vocational for Fitzgerald Commercial Movers out of DC:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8498/29964225582_f2036268a9_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQuk1)

Mack U? model for Titan America:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5131/29964245352_d751dd1296_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQAcS)

O/O 379 based out of NoVa somewhere:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8366/30044111666_e47ba5b830_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTVFh)

Liebherr for Digging & Rigging out of Mt. Airy, MD:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8546/30044113116_ea7e42380b_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTW7h)

Big bunk Cascadia for AVL agent Alexander's Moving & Storage:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8543/29964273982_28e5fd08fa_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQJHu)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 4-15-17)
Post by: charlie on April 15, 2017, 07:37:03 PM
Always like seeing the Virginia multi axle dump trucks. 8)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 4-15-17)
Post by: Zeprome on April 15, 2017, 07:53:30 PM
I really like those big bunks.  8)

Those are some really interesting dump trucks.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 4-15-17)
Post by: Iowa80 on April 15, 2017, 08:12:19 PM
Love the Rock Transport Pride & Class, and also the picture of the Covan 389.  I must say you do a great job on the night photos. 8)

Also, the purple 379 dump truck is interesting; I don't think I've seen a setup where the box is that much shorter than its chassis.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 4-15-17)
Post by: Jon_G on April 16, 2017, 03:02:06 PM

Wow, that Rock Transport P&C is awesome, one of the nicest 389s I have seen in awhile 8) And the Cascadia big bunk is also sharp.

Jon
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 4-15-17)
Post by: kenworthman1976 on April 16, 2017, 03:33:22 PM
Love the pics!

My favs are the moving vans!

Anna
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 4-15-17)
Post by: partsman88 on April 16, 2017, 07:01:49 PM
Thanks for the kind words guys and gals.

Love the Rock Transport Pride & Class, and also the picture of the Covan 389.  I must say you do a great job on the night photos. 8)

Also, the purple 379 dump truck is interesting; I don't think I've seen a setup where the box is that much shorter than its chassis.

Thanks Iowa. The box is only shorter than the chassis because it can fit 85k comfortably, but a lot of dumps use 3 or 4 lift axles to spread the weight better. It's been like that for quite some time now.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 4-15-17)
Post by: partsman88 on April 16, 2017, 07:24:32 PM
Here's the next set:

Random Pete 379:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5744/30044094196_48a85bf262_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTQu5)

American Red Ball FLD 120:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8122/29994798071_2100ec0df5_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MGxbsT)

Mack "U" model for Estate Concrete out of Centreville, VA:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5525/29964263352_a5c93989df_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQFyd)

FLD120 for UVL agent Armstrong Relocation:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8119/29964261752_a400492401_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQF5C)

Pete lineup for Slurry Pavers of Manassas, VA:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8494/29994809811_1e9c19f9eb_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MGxeXi)

Pete 379-119? for Panel Systems of Woodbridge, VA:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8149/29994817811_38c6701fa6_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MGxhke)

Crane lineup for WO Grubb of Alexandria, VA:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8010/29964223312_d1edc9e7dc_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQtDS)

International 9400i for Executive Moving Systems of Woodbridge, VA:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8129/30044086776_f5443d0f61_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTNh9)

FL M2-106 for Lancaster Foods of Jessup, MD:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5194/30044112016_728b79b69f_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTVMj)

International COE for Allied Van Lines:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7539/30044114286_a875c8431c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTWss)

KW W900 heavy hauler for Midland Equipment of Midland, VA:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8639/29964225242_34b699b51c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQue9)
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8408/30044115146_0deaaf1833_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTWHh)

KW W900 #64 for Redman Fleet Services:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5074/30044116236_2a3751c921_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTX35)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 4-16-17)
Post by: JJG on April 16, 2017, 10:01:53 PM
I find the IH 9400 from Executive to be outstanding, nice catch on the construction trucks in action too.

Jim
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 4-16-17)
Post by: Jon_G on April 17, 2017, 12:56:13 PM

Interesting catch on the International cabover and single axle flatbed trailer as well. Wonder what they do with that one?

Jon
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 4-16-17)
Post by: charlie on April 17, 2017, 01:14:18 PM

Interesting catch on the International cabover and single axle flatbed trailer as well. Wonder what they do with that one?

Jon
Judging by the boxes I'd say military dependents HHG moves & they use the cabover and shorter flatbed to get into tight spaces in some of the local neighborhoods.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 4-16-17)
Post by: partsman88 on June 02, 2017, 06:21:22 PM
I'm not sure either but I know it hauls the trailer and the wooden crates a lot. Very rarely do I see it with a normal moving trailer.

Here's another set of some more randoms:
Coronado for Arpin Van Lines:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5257/29994811021_ee3f46ebf3_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MGxfja)

Unknown 359 hauling for JB Hunt:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8406/29964265272_2c29a57111_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQG8j)

Pete 379 heavy hauler:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5693/29964265562_6b0abb6344_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQGdj)

Sharp Western Star for Machinery Movers and Erectors out of Richmond:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5266/30078152425_c91bd5aa3a_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MPUoNV)

W900 for NAVL agent A-1 Freeman:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8541/30078155715_67bc5bc2b0_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MPUpMD)

Ex-VA Concrete U model working for Vulcan now:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5791/30044087416_6a43e836be_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTNtb)

Mack Titan for CW Strittmatter out of Manassas Park, VA:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8276/29450222954_065fdfd535_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LSq6fJ)

Big bunk W900 for Williams Moving Co. out of Dexter, MO offloading into a local Woodbridge company:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8741/30044098566_44b5039232_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTRMq)

Local O/O W900 dump truck:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5561/29450868863_3ef6669dc8_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LStpg6)

Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 4-16-17)
Post by: JJG on June 02, 2017, 10:16:09 PM
The Arpin Coronado 132" is pretty cool, all these are, nice update!

Jim
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-2-17)
Post by: Jon_G on June 03, 2017, 12:18:15 PM

Yeah, really liking the Arpin Coronado, it's very sharp 8) 8)

Jon
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-2-17)
Post by: partsman88 on June 03, 2017, 05:29:43 PM
Thanks guys. :) Here's some more:

Pete 379 for KC Johnson out of Nokesville, VA:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5660/30044106796_1ff1141fad_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTUej)

Western Star for Ruston Paving out of Manassas, VA:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5633/30078167065_cf120cd0b7_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MPUtak)

W900 for NICAM, a small 3 truck outfit out of Woodbridge:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5164/30078167435_01d18838a0_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MPUtgH)

Cascadia for Chieftain Van Lines out of Ralston, NE:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8378/30044110306_e76ee68abf_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTVgQ)

Pete 567 for Virginia Land Improvement Corp. out of Manassas, VA:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5035/30044111516_c7eb97a04c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTVCG)

Pete 379 for an unknown operator:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7545/30044094716_dd497de4bf_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTQD3)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-3-17)
Post by: partsman88 on June 04, 2017, 03:10:44 PM
Next up:

Pete 389 for Aaron's Towing of The Plains, VA:                                                                                                                  FLC for a local operator:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8547/30044082626_6692817835_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTM3A) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8819/30044092746_eee5b6d4d9_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTQ45)

Pete 379 for A L T Trucking of Williamsburg, WV:                                                                                                               Big bunk Pete 389 for Covan World-Wide Moving:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8132/29964227812_36ed135464_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQuZs) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5827/29964262292_666dddea1c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQFeW)

Lonestar daycab for Capitol Building Supply, a local supply company with 13 locations around the DMV area:         Pete 389 for Arpin agent Safeway Moving & Storage out of Omaha, NE:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8426/29994815091_52589715a1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MGxgwk) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7549/29994815621_0e9faa41a2_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MGxgFt)

Freightliner Classic for Fairfax County Solid Waste:                                                                                                            Pete 359 for an unknown operator:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5748/29994817531_6dba192294_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MGxhfp) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8599/29994819911_075501698d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MGxhXr)

Kenworth T880 for Aaron's Towing out of The Plains, VA:                                                                                                  Freightliner Cascadia for Wegmans:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8113/30044093536_23a03c72a4_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTQhG) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8705/30044090476_3228cbc4d0_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTPnW)

Kenworth W900A for a local operator:                                                                                                                             W900 for a local operator:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5643/29994794221_459684ada6_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MGxajv) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8537/29964255372_632c3c8554_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQDbC)

KW T800 for Virginia Land Improvement Corp out of Manassas, VA:                                                                    Big bunk T800 for Allied agent Prestige Moving & Storage:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5502/29783516810_d0e86a8446_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MnSiUw) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5762/29783518680_90a1f31566_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MnSjsL)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-4-17)
Post by: Iowa80 on June 04, 2017, 08:24:13 PM
Both Aaron's Towing rigs, Capitol Lonestar, and the Covan 389 are very impressive looking, but my favorite has to be the Arpin 389; it is just pure class with nothing overdone. 8) 8) 8)

Also we have a double catch on that last T800, which I must say also looks great:
(http://i593.photobucket.com/albums/tt15/sethschwanz1/May%202016/DSC_1998_zpspztmmzkc.jpg) (http://s593.photobucket.com/user/sethschwanz1/media/May%202016/DSC_1998_zpspztmmzkc.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-4-17)
Post by: Jon_G on June 04, 2017, 10:06:56 PM

That Capitol Building Supply Lonestar is very sharp! 8) 8)

Jon
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-4-17)
Post by: JJG on June 04, 2017, 10:46:46 PM
I agree the Lonestar day cab and the Aaron Towing rigs are great, cool shots!

Jim.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-4-17)
Post by: Ray F on June 05, 2017, 12:02:00 AM
Very Cool Photos  8) I Like That Lonestar, That W-900A and That FLC-120( I Think I've seen that Truck or one just like it up here awhile ago  ??? 8)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-4-17)
Post by: partsman88 on June 05, 2017, 05:00:30 AM
Thanks guys! Glad you liked them. I agree on that 389 Iowa, I intentionally went out of my way and chased it up the road about 2 miles to grab that shot. Very rare to see a flat top working for a moving company, typically because all of them usually bring helpers along so they need the spare bunk.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-4-17)
Post by: partsman88 on June 07, 2017, 08:46:37 PM
Iowa I forgot to say I like your shot better than mine, I'd prefer to shoot exclusively with blue skies but I don't see enough of those around here and there's always something new to catch every day, especially now that my commute to work takes 2+ hours roundtrip.

Anyways, here's the next set:

FL 114SD for Virginia Paving out of Dulles, VA:                                                                                                                O/O T800 dump truck for a local:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5444/29783518840_87afe7a328_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MnSjvw) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8534/29783521150_41331556e7_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MnSkcm)

W900 for UVL agent Mergenthaler Moving & Storage:                                                                                                     Ex-Virginia Concrete T800 for Vulcan:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5145/30044097616_5e1612786c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTRv3) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8403/29964248362_6b4da3cfb0_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQB6L)

International 9900i transfer truck:                                                                                                                                      Big bunk 379 for OPS Moving out of Carlsbad, CA:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5042/29994802901_85e109b441_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MGxcUa) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8130/29964258112_864f2a9475_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQDZS)

KW T800 for WL Thornton and Sons out of Manassas Park, VA:                                                                                   O/O T800 dump truck:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8056/29450223574_2b2f136fef_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LSq6rq) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8551/30078163005_f78ea8e223_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MPUrXk)

Big bunk Volvo VNL 300 for UVL agent Chipman Relocations:                                                                                           KW W900 for Lippincott Van Lines out of Winsted, CT:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8117/30078163615_38ed19d96b_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MPUs8R) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5834/30044105436_7fbbac4ab6_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTTPS)

Big bunk Pete 379 for Wheaton Van Lines:                                                                                                                         Mack Pinnacle can hauler:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5205/30044106596_4872546897_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTUaS) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8272/29964263012_55f049f349_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQFsm)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-7-17)
Post by: JJG on June 07, 2017, 09:12:07 PM
Great shots again, I really like the action shot featuring the Wirtgen miller and Freightliner SD!

Jim
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-7-17)
Post by: Jon_G on June 10, 2017, 10:36:58 PM

Same here! I really like the looks of those 114SD's as well. They look cool set up as car haulers, as well as vocational trucks like this one.

Jon
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-7-17)
Post by: partsman88 on June 11, 2017, 12:44:09 PM
Thanks guys! Yeah finding millers in action are a neat catch for me, usually they're busy during non-winter months but they do a lot of night paving so it's hard to get clear shots. 
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-7-17)
Post by: partsman88 on June 16, 2017, 09:53:04 PM
Here's my next set:

Neat Western Star for L&W Supply out of Fredericksburg, VA:                                                                                       VNL300 for Valley Proteins of Winchester, VA:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5737/29994814641_568e68c75c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MGxgoz) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5797/29964266302_318804ca23_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQGr5)

KW W900 for Rebel Van Lines out of Compton, CA:                                                                                                      Pete 379 for a local O/O:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8267/29994820091_8a846a20d0_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MGxi1x) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8274/30078165775_9b665e98cf_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MPUsM6)

KW T600 for Allied agent Excel out of Raleigh/Greensboro:                                                                                          Ex-Atlas Van Lines FL M2-106 for United Van Lines:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8559/30044109786_2854f6f8d6_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTV7S) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5804/30044110756_d86d364cd7_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTVpA)

Big bunk Volvo VN for Allied agent Jobbers Moving & Storage:                                                                                     Local International O/O:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5012/30078153255_8ea3f5036e_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MPUp4e) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8405/29450883663_129ab34ae1_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LSttEg)

Pete 379 for JW Applicators out of Lorton, VA:                                                                                                               KW T680 for Carlyle Van Lines out of Warrensburg, MO:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5501/30044101496_6a788f6bd3_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTSDW) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7493/30078163645_7faaec111b_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MPUs9n)

FL M2-106 for The Wes Stewart Corporation out of Midlothian, VA:                                                                              FL Cascadia for the fallen flag Graebel Van Lines:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8679/30078164305_b253ba41cf_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MPUskK) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5460/29783522590_2f692126c7_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MnSkCb)

KW T700 for Arpin agent Hampton Roads Moving & Storage out of Chesapeake, VA:                                                    Pete 388 daycab for Martin's Transport out of Lititz, PA:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5645/30078167765_623a94c813_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MPUtnp) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8135/30044100076_aefbfcee5f_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTSes)

Pair of unknown heavy haulers:                                                                                                                                     Big bunk Pete 386 for Mayflower agent Select Van & Storage:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5117/30078168155_723246691d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MPUtu8) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8049/29783533810_d4362c7497_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MnSoXC)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-17-17)
Post by: Wreckerman on June 17, 2017, 12:19:05 AM
The L&W Star is really cool looking!
I like the Rebel KW too, just a clean and simple rig.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-17-17)
Post by: partsman88 on June 17, 2017, 09:33:11 AM
Thanks Wreckerman! I agree on the Star, it's a beautiful paint job on a sharp rig.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-17-17)
Post by: Iowa80 on June 17, 2017, 02:59:07 PM
I'm really liking the JW Applicators 379, nice paint scheme plus I have always liked the look of that style of grille on the 379.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-17-17)
Post by: JJG on June 18, 2017, 11:39:49 PM
I like that Carlyle movers.

Jim.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-17-17)
Post by: Jon_G on June 19, 2017, 09:30:21 AM

A little late here but great photos as always! The T680 for Carlyle looks really great in the color scheme, but I think the favorite for me is that really sharp T600 hauling for Allied. AVL always used to have the sharpest (IMO) moving trucks on the road, and it seems more recently they have gotten back to really making sure their trucks are clean as every one I see lately is spotless.

Jon
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-17-17)
Post by: partsman88 on June 19, 2017, 04:17:41 PM
Thanks guys! I agree on that T600 Jon, that used to be a popular rig for Allied back in the day and it seems they disappeared. I was ecstatic when I saw that catch, there are still a few of them out there but finding this one still in prime condition was a big find for me. I also agree about the sharp rigs, seeing the volume of movers I see Allied is definitely one of those companies that usually has clean rigs working for them. Mayflower/United has their fair share of raggedy O/O's working for them, Allied (even though they run a lot of Prostars) still keeps them clean.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-17-17)
Post by: partsman88 on June 24, 2017, 09:49:12 AM
Here's my next set:

We start with a crappy shot of a beautiful W900 for Tralo Companies out of Owatonna, MN:                                      Next we have a W900 from a small town in mid-VA hauling a popular rock crusher:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8400/30078164825_2c2202fbe1_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MPUsuH) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8260/29964218872_6d482e4e8b_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQskj)

Big bunk Pete 579 for AVL:                                                                                                                                              FL M2-112 for United agent Hilldrup:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8277/29964247922_38b2e55a4a_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQAYb) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5751/29964223942_527b5ddff4_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQtQJ)

O/O W900 dump truck based out of Alexandria:                                                                                                  Cascadia for United agent Kloke Group, which operates out of Manassas and VA Beach:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5191/29964250212_dfb21812fb_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQBDE) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8538/29450191324_3368a48a39_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LSpVRo)

Liebherr for Crane Rental Co. out of DC:                                                                                                                       W900 for Papai Transport out of West Bridgewater, MA:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8425/29964230352_6d3eb7b519_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQvKf) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5515/29964231062_5a7db4c906_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQvXu)

W900 for Allied Van Lines:                                                                                                                                             Big bunk VNL 300 for Atlas agent Imlach Group:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5223/29964232762_089ef4510e_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQwsN) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5022/29450869343_62915f29c7_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LStppn)

Heavy haul W900 for Packard Truck Lines out of Belle Chasse, LA:                                                                                   Sharp 379 for local 2 truck outfit KIG Trucking of Woodbridge, VA:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5673/29964256832_b7b288ae09_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQDBN) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5549/29994818591_0e5d305353_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MGxhyF)

FL M2-106 satellite truck for Encompass Digital Media out of Atlanta:                                                                            Formerly sharp T800 for an o/o out of Woodbridge:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8267/29994816291_e18c82dd2e_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MGxgT2) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5441/29994817311_85e0494124_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MGxhbB)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-24-17)
Post by: charlie on June 24, 2017, 10:03:43 AM
The Tralo KW is sharp.  8) I've yet to see one of their trucks on the east coast.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-24-17)
Post by: partsman88 on June 24, 2017, 10:03:55 AM
Next up:

We start with a nice Coronado for an O/O out of Woodbridge:                                                                                     W900 for another O/O out of Prince William County:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8777/29994819751_8eed2aaf2f_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MGxhUF) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8260/29994820341_c9919fa77b_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MGxi5R)

Couple Coronados for Young Trucking, a small operation that parks their rigs in Prince William County:                          Group shot of some heavy haulers for S.W. Rodgers of Manassas, VA:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8280/29964265512_7019192cb4_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQGcs) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5646/30044083176_bcbfb4b472_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTMd5)

Pete 378 for Merrifield Garden Center, which operates out of multiple locations in NoVa. This one was seen at their Manassas location:                      Merrifield Garden Center Volvo:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5317/29450867663_cc443fece5_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LStoUp) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5793/29964267712_6d81d51562_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQGRo)

Merrifield Garden Center Pete 389:                                                                                                                                        Western Star for a small outfit out of Manassas:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8651/30078163185_db63188468_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MPUs1r) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5324/29994821091_be5096508c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MGxiiM)

W900 for United agent Kloke Group:                                                                                                                            Local junk car hauler Autocar:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8116/30078154995_058881c72d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MPUpze) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8056/29450215104_a88e84abc7_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LSq3Vo)

Sharp W900 for American Van Lines out of Elk Grove Village, IL:                                                                                  Heavy haul Cascadia for Virginia Paving out of Dulles, VA:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5069/30044086466_0a0fa41128_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTNbN) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5646/30044089026_7733a23484_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTNWW)

Sharp IH Eagle for The Wes Stewart Corp. out of Midlothian, VA:                                                                               W900 for Redman Fleet Services out of Lorton, VA:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5249/30044085696_32d3b3c18e_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTMXw) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5813/30044087246_2752f75bcd_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTNqf)

Big bunk Pete 386 for Atlas agent WM Duggan Co. out of Walpole, MA:                                                                         And another W900 for Carlyle Van Lines:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5334/29783502980_dcbd6f26ed_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MnSeN5) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8399/29450220214_82968931a3_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LSq5ru)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-24-17)
Post by: Wreckerman on June 24, 2017, 04:09:02 PM
To many great shots to pick a favorite, but the Redman Fleet KW stands out, a really nice shot of a cool truck!
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-24-17)
Post by: Jon_G on June 24, 2017, 06:53:05 PM

That American Van Lines KW W900L is really sharp! And cool catch on the Tralo KW. That is one of their show trucks, I got it at MATS a few years ago.

Jon
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-24-17)
Post by: Joseph29 on June 25, 2017, 01:13:13 AM
I like the Tralo truck, but my favorite is the W900 for Papai Transport.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-24-17)
Post by: Paul Kane on June 25, 2017, 07:29:52 AM
Some great stuff in the last couple sets.  Maybe it's the angle, but is the red Volvo/White a long hood?  If so I would think that would make it pretty rare.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-24-17)
Post by: partsman88 on June 25, 2017, 02:05:54 PM
Thanks guys! The Tralo KW is the only one I've ever seen, I caught it on my way into work one morning as it was laid over in Paxton' Van Lines yard. I've yet to ever see another one.

Paul I know I have other photos of that Volvo/White somewhere, but I was unable to find them. Not sure if it's a long hood or not but it's something I'll keep in mind next time I'm out in Manassas, they always have that parked up there.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-24-17)
Post by: JJG on June 25, 2017, 11:43:01 PM
I have to say that Papai KW is stunning!! Love the Coronado catches too.

Jim
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-24-17)
Post by: partsman88 on June 28, 2017, 08:42:40 PM
Thanks Jim! Here's another set:

KW vocational for Fitzgerald Commercial Movers of DC:                                                                                                      Mack concrete pumper for Eagle Concrete Pumping of Manassas, VA:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5693/29783513690_0ee62c2ed5_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MnShYJ) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5331/30044101016_397c0929a8_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTSvE)

O/O Pete 379 for a Woodbridge local:                                                                                                                                  T880 for Arthur Construction Co. out of Chantilly, VA:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5534/30044102216_470b959c0d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTSSm) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5619/30044111916_2f85704427_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTVKA)

Pete 389 for a company called DC JR LLC, out of Vermont:                                                                                               Sharp W900 for Devnic Transport out of Port St. Lucie, FL:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8547/30078169455_c59e30b49f_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MPUtSx) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8331/30078162425_f6580f12c0_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MPUrMk)

Pete 379 for Mayflower's VIP Transport:                                                                                                                             Big bunk W900 for Arpin Van Lines:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8275/29964260712_fb1b8b25f6_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQELG) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7761/30044113326_e714b5cbe3_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTWaU)

Big bunk W900 for Reliable Carriers:                                                                                                                                  Western Star 4700 for Metro:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8738/29783531000_0c1ce36a20_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MnSo8b) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5271/30044115516_e23f2c48ce_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTWPE)

Freightliner M2-112 for Musco Lighting out of Oskaloosa, IA:                                                                                     Older big bunk W900 for Atlas agent V. Santini Moving and Storage out of NYC:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5541/29964230922_5620f40214_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQvV5) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5088/29964218172_8a5405d601_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQs8f)

Pete 386 for Payne Trucking out of Fredericksburg, VA:                                                                                                   KW T800 for a local O/O:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8711/29964228612_ddff21170f_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQvef) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7545/29964231722_b7ad67de18_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQw9S)

Big bunk Volvo VT880 for Wheaton Van Lines:                                                                                                         Kenworth W900 for Mayflower agent Safeway Moving & Storage out of Lexington, KY
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5674/29964244172_579741f423_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQzRw) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8820/30044118716_17c62f9621_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTXLQ)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-28-17)
Post by: partsman88 on June 28, 2017, 09:13:19 PM
Next up:

Pete 379 for an o/o out of Dale City, VA:                                                                                                                          FLD120 for Allied, I think the agent is Siracusa, but I'm not sure.
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5116/29450865543_12ab00fa48_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LStogR) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5117/29450188274_8a6bf64c58_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LSpUWN)

Pete 379 for Passport Transport:                                                                                                                          Not exactly a truck, but I thought it stood out lol:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8377/29994795361_a605e09722_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MGxaEa) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8124/29994818231_33222784c0_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MGxhst)

Big bunk Pete 379 for Wheaton Van Lines:                                                                                                         Nicknamed "Rockin when I should be rollin" lol
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8398/30044095236_7abf39c9a2_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MLTQN1) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5644/29964257272_5f64b58c25_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQDKo)

Big bunk T600 for American Van Lines:                                                                                                                    Another day shot of the big bunk Pete for Wheaton:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5619/29964258882_61999b99fd_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQEe9) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5008/29450875283_e5ae360176_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LStraM)

Big bunk 379 for North American Van Lines:                                                                                                           
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5704/29450222424_b810baf82b_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LSq66A) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8448/29964258532_0a639c1dd3_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQE87)

International 9900i for Allied agent Lanigan out of Memphis, TN:                                                                                      Western Star for R.C. Trucking out of Hague, VA:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8675/29994805801_990064cad4_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MGxdLa) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8123/29450201864_4b596a8b58_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LSpYZ7)

Pete 379 heavy hauler for R E Sheehi Trucking and Paving out of Huntington, MD:                                                    Pete 379 for what I think is Fleet Car:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8049/29450201254_4a0f19e365_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LSpYNA) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5160/29450202464_c45b3c0624_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LSpZas)

Mack Pinnacle for Forman out of Baltimore:                                                                                                                 Gold bulldog SFFA Mack Pinnacle for local paving outfit out of Woodbridge:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8133/29994816431_1bfdef1409_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MGxgVr) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5494/29964265092_f90a0680e7_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MDQG5d)

Also, I'll be on tomorrow, but just in case you don't hear from me for a few days, happy Canada Day and Independence Day gents. Getting my wisdoms pulled on Friday and I plan on spending the long weekend living in a haze thanks to the pain meds lol.



Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-28-17)
Post by: Jon_G on June 28, 2017, 09:32:37 PM

Really awesome catches, particularly that super sharp NAVL big bunk 379. That powerboat is awesome as well!
Good luck with getting your wisdoms pulled, that's something I need to do but have been putting it off for a long time ::)

Jon
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-28-17)
Post by: JJG on June 28, 2017, 09:44:05 PM
Fantastic van lines series, so many good ones!

Jim
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-28-17)
Post by: Iowa80 on June 29, 2017, 06:36:35 PM
Lots of great catches here; the Devnic W900 stands out to me, and so does the blue and yellow 379 flatbed.  I really like the way that pic turned out with the angle and the evening sunlight. 8) 8)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-28-17)
Post by: Blue Mule74 on June 29, 2017, 10:16:55 PM
Nice Series' Mooby, Since I've last visit this thread...
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-28-17)
Post by: charlie on June 30, 2017, 06:00:18 AM
Always like your moving vans & dump truck captures from your area. :) 8)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-28-17)
Post by: partsman88 on May 09, 2018, 06:08:30 PM
Here's a few of my latest randoms.

Caught this Pride & Class 389 for Benny D'Angelo out of St. Remi, Quebec fueling up at the Flying J in Ruther Glen on my way to NC for Xmas.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4774/40796387751_ac907a1374_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25a39KH)

Mack Titan for Atlantic Contracting & Material out of Upper Marlboro, MD (but he works out of Dulles pulling equipment for the airport):
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/790/40807310062_0a403f4463_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25b18zq)

Mack DM-600 for Branscome Paving out of Manassas. This thing is still running as of last year, saw it several times.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/798/40863198961_9c08a41db1_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25fWzp8)

Mack CH-613 for Branscome:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/819/27014030998_b6905f0a9a_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Ha8Yg9)

Pete 379 lease operator for Quest Transport, runs out of their local yard in Lorton.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4784/39990638775_bc871b157a_k.jpg)

Pete 379 for Waggy's Towing of Manassas, VA:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/821/39990640795_53f8fb8e5a_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23VQtDZ)

Pete 389 for Fleet Car:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/783/40884177671_f1e4629ff4_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25hN6D2)

Pete 379 for an O/O out of VA:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4776/40884188321_e77ae68b87_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25hN9ND)

Pete 389 for Tavares Concrete out of Lorton, VA:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/813/40884183141_7721cb8e5d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25hN8gk)

O/O W900 for a local out of Woodbridge:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4779/40842444872_22e0ad228e_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25e7cW1)

Pete 379 for Salgado Transportation out of Pawtucket, RI:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/821/40884181001_6109e36d20_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25hN7Cr)

Lenco Bearcat (I know we ain't a PD board but I love police equipment too) for Prince William County PD:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/810/41018575791_4e892b76d4_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25uEVvZ)

Already shared this one but here it is again anyways, retro-painted big bunk W900 for Plycar out of Kings Park, NY:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/816/27189880628_a0631c868c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HqFfej)

And a few of my latest, One Of Many (I know you guys are familiar with this rig, it's been to almost every truck show in the lower 48) caught leaving our small time show called Outsiderz Show & Shine in Doswell on Saturday. Owner is Michael A. Manuel Trucking out of Winchester, VA:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/959/40176747770_87aa70fb05_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24dhknL)

Caught this O/O with a sharp glider 389 out of Hertford, NC pulling into Doswell Truck Stop while I was waiting for the few holdovers to leave on Saturday:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/960/41264933484_43358f3cff_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25Srz5q)
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/952/27114301267_57fb98b92e_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HiZT7T)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 5-9-18)
Post by: charlie on May 09, 2018, 06:41:09 PM
Man your night shots are sweet!!! :) The Doswell Truck Stop looks like a dump but I usually catch some noteworthy trucks there. ;D
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 5-9-18)
Post by: JJG on May 09, 2018, 11:22:26 PM
Wow, love all these shots here, some awesome units!! The PlyCon is outspreading as is the 389 glider

Jim
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 5-9-18)
Post by: Wreckerman on May 10, 2018, 12:26:39 PM
The Atlantic Titan, the Waggy's 379, and the Autism 389 are my personal favorites, very cool rigs. 8)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-28-17)
Post by: Oso2 on May 12, 2018, 08:51:11 PM
Lenco Bearcat (I know we ain't a PD board but I love police equipment too) for Prince William County PD:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/810/41018575791_4e892b76d4_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25uEVvZ)

Jeezus - what kind of hardened criminals do you have in Prince William County?
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 5-9-18)
Post by: partsman88 on May 13, 2018, 12:09:03 PM
Thanks guys! I agree Charlie, it's typical to find only ~10 or so trucks at Doswell but usually one of them is nice.

@Oso: haha, it's actually the first time I've ever seen PWC's Bearcat ever in 15 years of living down here. Occasionally you hear stories though.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 5-9-18)
Post by: partsman88 on May 16, 2018, 06:51:22 PM
Here's a couple I caught today:

Capitol Building Supply out of Springfield runs this neat little daycab Lonestar that I always enjoy seeing:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/962/28287651288_ad3bcbe71e_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/K6FBcE)

Took long enough but I'm seeing SAIA creep into NoVa little by little, along with A Duie Pyle too. New blood is always enjoyable in the LTL game:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/955/28287663768_773dba685b_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/K6FEUQ)

Saw this Pete 579 for Landstar Ranger unloading at a local job site on the grounds of Executive Moving Systems, thought it was worth the shot (I sat at this spot for about an hour to catch the Bekins Volvo heading out):
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/904/28287663578_c518f99568_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/K6FERy)



Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 5-18-18)
Post by: partsman88 on May 18, 2018, 03:41:09 PM
We're currently in the middle of a 4 day rain binge but if something is worthy, I won't let it stop me. Thought this road-worn W900 for Cross Globe of Newport News was worthy of the shot:

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/950/28325672078_ba0542ccd3_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Ka3tsw)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 5-18-18)
Post by: Wreckerman on May 18, 2018, 09:36:34 PM
The W900 for Cross Globe is pretty neat. 8)
Maybe it's just me, but the way the LED headlights look gives it a droopy eyelids look. ::)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 5-18-18)
Post by: JJG on May 18, 2018, 09:48:31 PM
Good to see, you caught a nice one in the rain!

Jim.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 5-18-18)
Post by: partsman88 on May 21, 2018, 06:40:49 PM
Here's a special set courtesy of all the Cranemasters and Hulchers equipment that has descended on Alexandria after the CSX derailment that also partially collapsed a single track rail bridge. Luckily nobody was hurt and services are mostly unaffected but it will take time to get everything back to normal.

Pete 378 for Cranemasters of Richmond, VA:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/956/41364981645_ed87a9a374_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/262hkUH)

Caterpillar 977L Crawler Loader for Cranemasters:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/972/41364981455_fb4e5bbf35_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/262hkRr)

Caterpillar Sideboom for Hulcher Services of Denton, TX:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/952/41364980015_4b61c1d213_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/262hkqB)

Peterbilt 567 w/ a knuckleboom loader for Cranemasters:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/890/42266965951_5bd4dc9b79_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27oZfqg)

Heavy haul Pete 567 w/ a custom crane-carrying lowboy for Cranemasters:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/878/42266962931_811143d568_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27oZewc)

Pete 384 for Cranemasters:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/889/42266961731_bdfd3e3a67_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27oZeav)

Heavy haul Pete 384 for Cranemasters:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/946/42266960321_f56f26c671_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27oZdKc)

Staging at the scene. There was a line of about 8 landolls/lowboys/flatbeds for Hulcher and Cranemasters staging off this side street near the scene (which is in a remote area in Alexandria with minimal access next to a small business park):
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/950/42266959731_cd88c61daf_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27oZdz2)

Heavy haul Pete 567 with another custom crane lowboy for Cranemasters:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/980/42266958781_7df733dc76_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27oZdhD)

Pete 367's for Hulcher Services of Denton, TX. Caught them staging in an empty business lot off Eisenhower Ave.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/907/42266956871_aee4f98aa2_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27oZcHH)

Hulcher Pete's (literally all of the trucks on scene were Petes):
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/945/42266955261_9de0bb0dce_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27oZceX)

Pete 378's for Hulcher:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/886/42266953761_f0b037c741_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27oZbN6)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 5-21-18)
Post by: JJG on May 21, 2018, 08:05:24 PM
Wow, that's a lot of Peterbilt activity, interesting the side affects caused by a derailment, an impressive crew!

Jim.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 5-21-18)
Post by: charlie on May 22, 2018, 06:38:25 PM
Helluva collection of Petes here. :) When did this all happen? ???
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 5-21-18)
Post by: Wreckerman on May 22, 2018, 10:40:07 PM
Whoa, that's a serious collection of iron there, really cool stuff! 8)
I'm liking the Cranemasters stuff, they have a nice paint scheme.
A few months back, we did some mechanic/towing work for one of the derail companies (I forget which one), and they told us that the miscellaneous railroad companies pay the derail companies very hefty amounts of money (a million or two+) per year just to have the equipment on the trailers ready to be immediately dispatched to a derail.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 5-21-18)
Post by: partsman88 on May 23, 2018, 04:28:15 PM
Sounds like the million or two is peanuts in comparison to the money lost by losing a set of cars/tracks for any length of time. And thanks guys, Cranemasters has been on my bucket list for a long time but they were a hard catch up until now.

Charlie, the derailment happened early Saturday morning after 4 consecutive days of moderate-to-heavy rain, I think the bridge collapse happened because the weight of the train caused a small landslide. I agree on the Petes, it seemed like all of them were in good shape, especially the older ones. And the 567's were really neat too, glad they caught on with Cranemasters.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 5-21-18)
Post by: charlie on May 23, 2018, 04:45:53 PM
Thanks for the info........wish I'd known the whereabouts of these trucks earlier. ;D On Monday (5/21) I was stuck in traffic for 2 hours trying to get on I-495 in McLean VA.  >:( If I'd known where these trucks were I might have hopped on 66 & headed over there for some pics & an easier way home. :D
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 5-21-18)
Post by: partsman88 on May 25, 2018, 06:34:30 PM
Damn you just missed out, the bulk of my shots were taken on Monday afternoon. McLean isn't that far from Alexandria, unless traffic really is that bad. 66 is dead to me inside the beltway now since it became a toll road though. Does your job give you a toll allowance?

I cruised through there today and there wasn't nary a sign that anything had happened. Those guys do quick work (although I'm sure the partially collapsed bridge is still down, there's no way they can fix that in a week).
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 5-21-18)
Post by: charlie on May 26, 2018, 05:53:23 AM
I would gladly have taken 66 to avoid the traffic jam & catch those trucks. :) I'm reimbursed for tolls so no problem there. ;D Those crews tend to work very fast I guess. :o
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 5-21-18)
Post by: Jon_G on May 28, 2018, 03:39:39 PM

Sorry I'm very late here, great collection of photos. That Landstar 579 is really sharp, seems to have super low-pro tires on the drop-deck flat it is running.

Jon
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 5-21-18)
Post by: partsman88 on May 28, 2018, 05:08:26 PM
Thanks Jon! I agree on the 579, those tires seem very low profile for a drop deck conestoga. I wonder how much weight they're rated for, he must haul specialty loads.

Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 5-21-18)
Post by: partsman88 on May 30, 2018, 04:50:58 PM
Here's another set taken recently.

This first shot is of a lease operator for Crown City Pictures of Burbank, CA. I cruised by Landmark Mall in Alexandria on my lunch break Monday to find a whole rack of film trucks over there, but they were all closed in in one section. Won't confirm or deny I had to take liberties for this shot. I also won't confirm or deny they are filming scenes for Wonder Woman 2 over there but it's a pretty poorly kept secret now.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1758/41542007185_26e3f222fd_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26hVDrc)

I debated starting another thread for this spot next to a very busy industrial park but decided against it. This FLC is still working, actually saw it today in Alexandria heading into a local asphalt plant to pick up another load.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1738/42348060982_28febb8393_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27w9T9s)

Full disclosure in case anyone sees this truck, this is another edit job where I added a missing bar to the grille. Otherwise this is a nice FL Classic lease operator for CW Transport out of Federalsburg, MD:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1738/40589745020_6b1a99ce42_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24QM451)

All I know about this W900 is he's a local, appears to be an O/O:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/902/41495233405_bdcd8694d6_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26dMVdH)

389 lease operator for S. Coraluzzo out of their local branch in Lorton:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1724/41674105744_89b8e8b819_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26uAFJy)

SFFA Volvo VHD300 for an O/O out of Arlington:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1737/40589598810_fc7b41e8c5_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24QLiB9)

Sharp SFFA Pinnacle for Arthur Construction out of Chantilly:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1728/41495227625_95ef025a47_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26dMTv4)

Airport delivery FLD 120 for Fedex Express. I see it loading up out of Dulles typically.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/877/42347749662_034f80587d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27w8hAS)

T880 for MC Dean's local branch in Sterling:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/874/42347929202_a80be48648_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27w9cYo)

T680 O/O, works for XPO Logistics:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/910/41343533375_6cbeac8870_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25Zoq5X)

And finally, I know this isn't an aircraft board but in the Memorial Day spirit thought I'd share this UH-1 Huey owned by the North Carolina Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association out of Hillsborough, NC. Caught it along with another different heli laid over in Springfield early on Memorial Day as I was going into work.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1735/40636127000_ad95c4889f_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24USLPj)

Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 5-30-18)
Post by: JJG on May 30, 2018, 09:41:50 PM
A lot of great shots here, the FLD for FedEx is wild, didn't think they had any older units like that, I like the interesting dump trucks, the FLC120 being my pick and I have to admit I like the way you fixed the Classic FLD 120


Jim
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 5-30-18)
Post by: charlie on May 31, 2018, 04:11:58 AM
Your dump trucks rule!!! :) 8)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 5-30-18)
Post by: Wreckerman on May 31, 2018, 12:43:56 PM
The Argosy and the S. Coraluzzo 389 are very cool! 8)
The helicopter is neat to, definitely a rare "bird". ;D
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 5-30-18)
Post by: partsman88 on May 31, 2018, 05:40:15 PM
Thanks guys! Nice wordplay there Wreckerman lol. I agree Jim, finding an old FLD like that still in great shape is rare indeed. And yet Fedex keeps it clean.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 5-30-18)
Post by: Blue Mule74 on June 02, 2018, 04:12:03 AM
Nice Series, Since I've last visited this thread, Mooby
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 5-30-18)
Post by: partsman88 on June 02, 2018, 06:05:18 AM
Thanks Lance!
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 5-30-18)
Post by: partsman88 on June 05, 2018, 06:18:07 PM
Glad I got that Argosy when I did, drove by Landmark Mall today and every decent piece of equipment had security standing next to it lol. Did see a bunch of older vehicles (I think WW2 is set in the 80's) but no shots due to various factors. 

Anyways, here's a couple of my latest. I've waited for years to get decent shots of these twin drive Dunbar Armored rigs, finally caught this same Pete when I did some spotting on my trip to NC about a month ago, then on Monday chased down this Workstar on my lunchbreak and got a decent shot of it. Then today I got on the highway and this same Pete drove right past me so I chased that down too. Note the look the guy in the Workstar is giving me as I snapped the pic, I am very glad I didn't pursue it any further lol. Not many trucks make me nervous but high security ops like this do.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1759/41703774185_b23fe8bdcb_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26xdK8p)
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1744/41703773795_1cc332ac1a_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26xdK1F)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-5-18)
Post by: charlie on June 05, 2018, 06:41:36 PM
Love the Dunbar trucks but never got up the nerve to chase 'em down & take pics for some reason. ;D
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-5-18)
Post by: Wreckerman on June 05, 2018, 08:57:08 PM
Whoa, I've never seen a Dunbar Pete, great catch! :o
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-5-18)
Post by: partsman88 on June 06, 2018, 04:00:24 PM
Thanks guys!  It'll be the last time I chase one of those lol, feeling lucky they didn't radio it in.

I just posted this in the POTD thread, but I know that isn't really a discussion oriented thread so I'll share it here too. Twin steer T880 for Roadrunner Wrecker Services out of Sterling, got lucky and saw it pulling in as I was leaving work so I hung around outside until he passed by. I'm a little surprised it's only a 50 ton, Redman also has a twin steer but it's an 85 ton.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1731/41727964995_4c99776954_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26zmJdk)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-5-18)
Post by: charlie on June 06, 2018, 04:15:02 PM
I've seen that wrecker before. :) Glad you got a pic of it. 8)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-5-18)
Post by: Wreckerman on June 06, 2018, 07:27:10 PM
Man, that's one awesome rig! 8) :o
Yeah, I'm not sure why Jerr Dan (the company that manufacturers that bed) stopped making the 85 tonners, but I would assume the weight and price both were to much for 99% of companies. The 50 tonners are gaining in popularity, because the price is more manageable, and the lighter overall weight makes them more versatile.
Anyway, great catch!
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-5-18)
Post by: JJG on June 07, 2018, 12:25:19 AM
Roadrunner is sharp for sure!

Jim.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-5-18)
Post by: partsman88 on June 07, 2018, 02:17:07 PM
Thanks guys!

Wreckerman, as someone in the know with the tow industry, could you explain a bit why seemingly every major tow company has a twin steer heavy duty wrecker nowadays? Does it offer more versatility, or more traction? I ain't critiquing, actually love the look as twin steers are still very rare around here. Just curious.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-5-18)
Post by: Wreckerman on June 08, 2018, 11:46:37 AM
Partsman, from what I understand, the extra axle has multiple bonuses: better handling, as in more front end weight when towing something, it also spreads the overall weight over a larger footprint, which helps at the scales.
I'm sure there's other benefits that I'm not aware of, but I believe I covered the main ones.
And to be honest, another big benefit is it looks really cool. 8) ;D
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-5-18)
Post by: partsman88 on June 08, 2018, 06:17:08 PM
Thanks for the explanation! I didn't even think about the scales. I agree, it looks super cool. I'm gonna have to make a round up as I've accumulated quite a nice collection of local twin steer wreckers from around here.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-5-18)
Post by: partsman88 on June 10, 2018, 10:38:24 AM
Here's a couple more oldie twin-steers Wreckerman, see this one looks unusual to me because it's such a small truck. I don't think even think that boom is rated for 50 tons. Henry's is a wrecker service out of Fairfax.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4622/40201630262_7c05a49db0_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24ftS5f)

And then here's the standard I have for twin steers, another oldie shot is this twin steer 85 ton for Redman's, which has the largest fleet in northern VA. This is a massive truck. I also have some more wreckers that I haven't edited yet that I'll be posting eventually.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4633/39224154291_91866d7766_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/22L73wg)

Here's some more recent shots. Gonna start posting my fire apparatus in here too:

Hazmat 506, Prince William County Dept. of Fire and Rescue
2003 Pierce Lance:                                                                                                                                             Another unique 389 for Virginia Transportation Corp. out of West Warwick, RI:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1741/41803595685_ff1359a87d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26G3mzK)   (https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1754/41803591625_6158f47568_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26G3knK)


Engine 520, Dale City Volunteer Fire Dept                                                                                                                 Ambulance 512A, O.W.L. VFD (Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton)
2015 Seagrave Marauder II, 1500/750/40/40                                                                                                       2006 FL M2-106/Horton, Station 12 (runs first due to my neighborhood):
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1753/41803615305_e55ef665c8_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26G3sq2)    (https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1743/41803614825_dd2bac96b4_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26G3sgK)


W900 O/O working for Normandin. Excited to see something other than the regular T660 for Normandin.                             W900 for Point Jersey Logistics out of Palisade Park, NJ:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1728/41803590235_852565d658_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26G3jXM)   (https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1747/41803586945_3630d8c271_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26G3iZ4)


Rescue 503, Dumfries - Triangle VFD                                                                                                                       Reserve Tower, Alexandria Fire Dept.                   
2015 E-One Cyclone II:                                                                                                                                          2013 Spartan Gladiator, 93' midmount:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1747/27647407577_704660db67_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/J87c3Z)    (https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1724/27574544497_df0187941c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/J1EKoZ)


International HX for RLJ Thompson Trucking of Concord, VA.                                                                                   Mack RD for Atlantic Heating & Cooling out of VA Beach. Ex-POTD submission:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1749/27647413597_111e8a8dd4_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/J87dQM)   (https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1733/27613645767_5f11f1c4de_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/J589QP)


Reserve Truck, Dale City VFD.
2015 Spartan Gladiator/Smeal Sirius, 110' ladder.
ex-Fesco demo
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1753/42444393311_076abf4d1d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27EEBoF)




Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-10-18)
Post by: Wreckerman on June 10, 2018, 01:06:11 PM
Boy howdy, those two wreckers are A+. 8) :o
The Henry Pete does look strange, but lately I've noticed the short twin steer/ tandem drive rotators are becoming popular, I'm assuming it helps with maneuvering being shorter, and the twin steer axles keep the front end weight up.
The Redman is almost perfect, and if it had a sleeper it would be perfect. ;D
The fire trucks are really nice as well, particularly the Alexandria ladder truck, the grill on that one seems larger than usual, but it doesn't hurt the looks at all.
The Normandin O/O is very classy, love the "old school" touches. 8)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-10-18)
Post by: partsman88 on June 10, 2018, 02:36:04 PM
Thanks Wreckerman. Even though the Henry's wrecker looks weird, glad to see twin steers gaining popularity around here. And I also agree, the Alexandria tower is one of my favs (unfortunately it has a reputation for being OOS all the time, hence why it's a reserve after 5 years).
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-10-18)
Post by: partsman88 on June 12, 2018, 07:20:15 PM
This latest set is brought to you courtesy of the 2018 Stanley Cup champ Washington Capitals, because without them I wouldn't have gone to their parade today to see them hoist the Cup in person, which means I wouldn't have caught several of these neat production trucks near the parade route. Sooooooo happy DC's title drought is over courtesy of Ovi/Backy/Co.

This is one of the coolest K100's I've seen in a while, actually caught this at Landmark Mall on my way back home after the parade/rally. This is a scene lighting rig, you can find more action shots on their website:

http://www.nightlightsbybebee.com/

The company is obviously called Night Lights by Bebee, and they are out of Compton, CA. Apologies for the poor angle, security was hella tight and the only way to get a better one would have been to trespass in front of several security guards with a clear line of sight.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1747/40954626300_af4e11256c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25p2ayy)

I know you guys have seen movie production trucks before but I thought this FLB was hella cool. Owned by Transportation Resources of Annapolis and operated by Crown City Pictures of Burbank, CA, as are the rest of these trucks.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1751/42048240994_44cfc9a868_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/274Ee7j)
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1741/40954630950_cd59d9ccc3_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25p2bWJ)
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1753/40954632400_c03c981f69_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25p2cnJ)

On scene, with the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in the background:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/892/40954633430_3dc55de8cd_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25p2cFu)

Edit: Also forgot to share this, totally unrelated as all those other shots were taken today. But I've shared this W900 for Papai Transport out of MA before, thought I'd share this action shot I just uploaded yesterday. Caught it dropping a load at a very small refridgerated warehouse next to a body shop in the mover's paradise near my neighborhood.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1722/40914023530_841930cfd1_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25kr4LN)

And here's Truck 523 out of PWC's Station 23, River Oaks. 2016 Pierce Arrow XT w/ 105' ladder.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1749/42006429774_ed652c5a68_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26ZXW6d)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-12-18)
Post by: JJG on June 12, 2018, 10:03:27 PM
Hey, congrats that the Caps won the cup, they sure did have a mission by the looks of it, thought Vegas would have been harder to take down!

Great shots of the action as always, they make for some of the most interesting trucks and are most often so clean. The KW lighting truck is outstanding no doubt, cool colour too! The W900L, very nice!

Jim.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-12-18)
Post by: partsman88 on June 13, 2018, 04:09:01 PM
Hey, congrats that the Caps won the cup, they sure did have a mission by the looks of it, thought Vegas would have been harder to take down!

Great shots of the action as always, they make for some of the most interesting trucks and are most often so clean. The KW lighting truck is outstanding no doubt, cool colour too! The W900L, very nice!

Jim.

Thanks Jim! After the regular season beating they put on us and G1 I thought we were in for a hell of a fight too, had no idea we'd get our shit together and take it in 5. And I agree on the production trucks, they're always a treat to find.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-12-18)
Post by: Wreckerman on June 13, 2018, 08:44:46 PM
Wow, that K100 is A+, definitely a treat to catch one, especially working! :o
The W900L is very nice, even the trailer is slicked up. 8)
The fire truck is neat too, the single tires on the rear are interesting, I usually associate that with airport rigs.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-12-18)
Post by: partsman88 on June 14, 2018, 04:15:40 PM
Thanks Wreckerman! I agree on the rear tires for the ladder, although I think it's weird moreso because if one blows the truck goes down until they can get a road tech out wherever. Not to mention as heavy as that ladder truck is (moreso because it's a larger ladder with more storage than normal) those tires have to be hella beefy. And I know from experience (if they're like the county to the north that I work for) when they put tires on it it's probably gotta be Michelins, which means 5~600 a tire because they can only ride on the best. But I'd be willing to bet they never have blowouts simply because they get replaced long before they're worn out, and they def. wouldn't put recaps on any piece of apparatus.

So yeah, TL;DR very interesting decision to go with super singles on that.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-12-18)
Post by: Blue Mule74 on June 16, 2018, 01:23:05 AM
Nice Series, Since I've last visited this thread, Mooby
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-12-18)
Post by: Jon_G on June 26, 2018, 01:18:56 PM

The K100 lighting truck is awesome, love the livery and awesome that they matched it all together. Cool catches on the production trucks and the armored cars as well!

Jon
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-12-18)
Post by: partsman88 on June 30, 2018, 06:12:27 PM
Thanks Jon! I keep trying to get a better picture of it but security is tight and the angle is super poor. They stare me down every time I cruise past lol.

Anyways here's several more that I've shot this last week:

Gorgeous heavy haul 379 for JJ's & Associates of Wayland, MI:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1824/43100204461_01516fe6e6_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28EBPct)

Pete 389 for Right Way Auto Transport of Elkton, MD:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1770/42195454485_c903f5894d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27hEJxX)

Pete 348 for Horton's Wrecker Service of Manassas, VA:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1805/28231246287_7f5606c94d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/K1GvXD)

Volvo-Autocar ACL64 for McClain and Co. out of Culpeper, VA:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/845/28231244677_f7ef9fa7be_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/K1GvtT)

Pair of Pete 389's for Virginia Transportation Corp. out of West Warwick, RI:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1824/43100203331_a4e5233a9c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28EBNRZ)
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1802/43100207071_86ed23163c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28EBPYt)

I know we're not a RR board but for the RR fans on here took this shot of the Auto Train passing through Ashland, VA last year:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/923/43053882811_f15a939150_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28Awpok)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-12-18)
Post by: Wreckerman on June 30, 2018, 09:35:18 PM
Wow, that JJ's & Associates Rig is a stunner! 8)
The Horton's Pete is cool too.
Thanks for the Amtrak shot, I've watched it pass through Ashland on Virtual RailFan's live stream a few times. The Virtual RailFan cameras are also great for watching truck traffic to. :)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-12-18)
Post by: partsman88 on July 01, 2018, 08:21:27 AM
I didn't know about Virtual Railfan, thanks for the tip! Watching the livestream right now, this might actually be clutch because the old RF&P line passes my neighborhood almost an hour north of Ashland. I might be able to use this to my advantage. Much appreciated.

And I agree, that heavy haul 379 is super nice. First time I've seen a rig like that stop overnight in Woodbridge, usually it's all movers.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-12-18)
Post by: JJG on July 01, 2018, 11:51:13 AM
What an awesome catch on the Heavy Haul Pete, outstanding rig, load and all just cool!

Jim.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 6-30-18)
Post by: partsman88 on July 08, 2018, 06:09:24 PM
Thanks Jim! That was a rare opportunity for me, usually never see heavy haulers like that staying in Woodbridge.

Speaking of rare opportunities, waited a couple weeks for this shot. There was always something in the way of this truck, this KW T370 is owned by Lightnin Production Rentals and was being rented out by Crown City Pictures out of Burbank to work on the set of Wonder Woman 1984, which is still filming at Landmark Mall for a few more days. It's called a Deluxe Honeywagon and you can read more about it here: http://lightnin.com/NEW/products/honeywagons/deluxe-honeywagons/

Also for the record the dusk shot wasn't intentional, just decided to drive by when I got off work last week and got lucky, felt like I had to seize the moment.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/834/43238251392_995aa739c9_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28SPkJY)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 7-8-18)
Post by: charlie on July 08, 2018, 07:17:08 PM
Beautiful dusk shot. :) 8) Cool info on the Deluxe Honeywagon. ;D
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 7-8-18)
Post by: JJG on July 08, 2018, 08:32:53 PM
Love that dusk shot, interesting truck and .....well, someone's gotta supply the service ::)

Jim.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 7-8-18)
Post by: Rob Archer on July 09, 2018, 04:25:25 AM
Thanks, friends of mine went to Ashland this spring. There is a hotel where you can watch the trains from the balcony apparently.
Good dusk shot....an opportunity well seized!
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 7-8-18)
Post by: partsman88 on August 02, 2018, 07:00:46 PM
Thanks for the comments guys! With the volume of shots I got on the set I think one day I'm going to make a specific thread for all the production trucks I caught as well as a few interesting extras for any movie buffs here. For now I'm gonna share a large volume of fire rigs & random catches I've uploaded lately.

I'll start with another pair of bridge inspection trucks for McClain and Co. out of Culpeper, VA:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1765/43353168591_1de5229d8d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/293YjBZ) (https://farm1.staticflickr.com/847/43353170761_a08746aded_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/293Ykgp)

Truck 208, Alexandria FD. '09 Pierce Arrow XT w/ 100' ladder.                                                                Freightliner M2-106/Farber MT-55 mobile command for FCPD's bomb squad unit.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/923/43353175191_6e3a8bbb4d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/293YmzM) (https://farm1.staticflickr.com/840/28495155727_fdfc4a03d6_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Kq283p)

Freightliner Columbia expediter for FEMA:                                                                                           Truck 205, Alexandria FD. 2017 Seagrave Marauder II TDA w/ 100' ladder.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/916/42678422594_b91bae7f99_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/282m59j) (https://farm1.staticflickr.com/922/43388463332_901894ae2b_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2976dw1)

Pete 359 for Friend's Tow of Beltsville, MD:                                                                                       Tower 619, Loudoun County DFR. '07 Pierce Dash, 95' ladder.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/848/28667166567_2aff0c9268_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KFdHSx) (https://farm1.staticflickr.com/913/43574467412_72e180d7b7_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29owx3U)

Command Post 503, PWCDFR. 2002 E-One Cyclone/VanMor.                                                                  Medic 520, PWCDFR. 2013 FL M2-106/Wheeled Coach.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/924/41813874320_000c6d4c17_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26GX34A) (https://farm1.staticflickr.com/932/43622118401_35d674f54b_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29sJL2F)

Truck 411, FCFR. 2009 Pierce Velocity, 105' ladder.                                                                               Tower 13, Dale City Vol. Fire Dept. 2016 Seagrave Marauder II, 95' Aerialscope.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/862/41813872900_1ecfaa9112_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26GX2D7) (https://farm1.staticflickr.com/855/42904645144_ee11163e5f_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28nkwe7)

IC 4800 for Gate Gourmet, which is HQ'd in Reston, VA. Seen at Dulles International.                            Special Ops 302, MWAA FD. 2006 KW T300/Hackney:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/928/42820108745_5e33c1c6c1_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28eSfuZ) (https://farm1.staticflickr.com/929/42820099695_8bfb98199f_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28eScNX)

A little something different, this is called a Plane Mate and it's basically a shuttle bus between terminals at Dulles.
Also capable of raising to plane height so they can mate with aircraft.                                                    Foam 304, MWAA FD. 2015 Oshkosh Global Striker, runs out of Station 304 at Dulles.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/854/42820102305_209e217d4e_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28eSdzX) (https://farm1.staticflickr.com/941/42820098195_db9d92f82b_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28eScn6)

                                                                                                                                                         And finally, shot I took today in between blue skies and scattered thunderstorms.
Foam 358, MWAA FD. 2001 Oshkosh TI-3000, runs out of Station 304 at Dulles.                                      KW T600 owned by a local.                       
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/928/43008012634_0bd3521597_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28wtiMd) (https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1773/43764773342_1cba8363e4_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29FkUnC)

Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 8-2-18)
Post by: Wreckerman on August 02, 2018, 07:17:55 PM
Man, that's some super cool stuff there!
Spec Ops 302 and Foam 304 are really cool, particularly 304, the big Oshkosh fire trucks are just so cool! 8)
The Plane Mate is cool to, definitely unusual. :)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 8-2-18)
Post by: JJG on August 06, 2018, 10:22:06 AM
Specialty equipment is always very interesting to me, sure do like the airport stuff, so cool, and that plane to plane walkway is very unique, never seen that before!

Jim.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 8-2-18)
Post by: partsman88 on August 06, 2018, 05:07:39 PM
Thanks guys! It was hard finding info on the Plane Mate but there are little tidbits out there. I think Dulles and some Canadian airport (Montreal? maybe) are the only two airports left that still use these custom shuttle craft to go between terminals. But Dulles is getting rid of theirs, I think they built an underground tunnel with one of those flat airport escalators on it. So these will be phased out sometime in the next 10 years.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 8-2-18)
Post by: partsman88 on August 17, 2018, 07:25:59 PM
Here's a couple recent catches, had some great luck last couple days as I went spotting around Dulles today and yesterday.

First up, this one might interest you Charlie, caught this T660 for Reliable Carriers picking up several Lambo's at the exotic dealer in Sterling. The driver was pretty cool, even let me snap a few shots as his partner loaded up one of the Lambo's. I was curious how much side clearance he has since the Lambo is fairly wide, and he said the Ford Raptors are the toughest vehicles to squeeze in there.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1873/29164261297_5ae21e0d70_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Lr9sPk)


(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1857/29164263487_aefd4b2e60_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Lr9tt6)

Then as I was headed home around 9 last night, stopped in at the Dulles Expo Center to see if there was anything interesting hanging out for the night and came across this superb 389 for Western Distributing. The driver caught me admiring and stopped to chat due to the sensitive nature of what they haul but was totally cool after we talked.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1886/42293089210_ae37b0e53f_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27ri8Xh)

And today I went back to see if I could catch a certain big bunk mover that was hanging out from yesterday. Had no luck with that but did manage to catch this nice 379 for an O/O out of San Saba, TX.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1772/43195402005_364fce6465_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28P2J7r)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 8-17-18)
Post by: JJG on August 17, 2018, 10:44:52 PM
The Reliable shots are fantastic.....not a sight to see om a daily basis!

Jim.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 8-17-18)
Post by: charlie on August 18, 2018, 05:39:11 AM
Yeah now you're talkin'. :) The Reliable rig is very cool........a couple of really nice pics there. The Western 389 is another great night shot.......you seem to have the knack for pulling them off & do a superb job!!! 8)

Back to the Western for a minute. I've read comments on the Forum about how hard they are to photograph......that the drivers won't allow you near the truck & all that stuff. Yet every one I've encountered the driver has been more than willing for me to take a pic or two. Glad you got that shot. :)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 8-17-18)
Post by: partsman88 on August 18, 2018, 06:52:28 AM
Thanks Jim & Charlie. I've managed to hone my technique on the night shots enough that I only need to break out the tripod if the exposure is more than a second. Anything under a second I use the window sill on my car and a folded up t-shirt to act as a proper platform. Really takes the amount of time needed to get one way down.

It might interest you to know after I talked to the driver for Western he said even though they basically have to confront people who take pictures, most drivers don't mind as long as you ask them first. He even offered to light up the cab lights for me too, like the side marker lights, but I didn't share those shots because half his side marker lights were blown and it didn't look good.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 8-17-18)
Post by: Wreckerman on August 21, 2018, 02:42:21 PM
I'm certainly glad you got a shot of the Western, it's a great shot of a very sharp rig. 8)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 8-17-18)
Post by: partsman88 on August 22, 2018, 02:51:49 PM
Thanks Wreckerman! The perfectionist in me wishes I had a better angle with less ambient light on it so I could highlight the trailer clearance lights more, it's hard to tell they're even on in the shot. But I'm happy with how it came out and glad the driver was very cool about it, I knew it was risky taking the shot to begin with but as they say, you miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 8-17-18)
Post by: partsman88 on September 01, 2018, 01:49:44 PM
Couple shots of some 567's I caught recently. Fort Myer Construction Corp. of DC has bought at least two 567's and two 579's with four Cross Country Pit Boss Series belt-fed dump trailers for their asphalt ops, been trying to get a shot of a 567 well over a year now but they rarely venture outside the Beltway. Finally caught one the other day.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1869/43693679884_dcd2438f6d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29z4wLm)

And another previous POTD shot, this one belongs to JRD Trucking of Manassas:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1900/44313725611_376ca894ef_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2avRqKV)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 9-1-18)
Post by: charlie on September 01, 2018, 02:08:01 PM
I just love those 567 dump units down in your area. :) 8) Great shots too.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 9-1-18)
Post by: Wreckerman on September 01, 2018, 02:24:49 PM
Both are sharp, but the JRD is particularly cool. 8)
Nice catches!
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 9-1-18)
Post by: charlie on September 06, 2018, 03:17:58 PM
I wish I had your phone # this morning as I was driving I-95 north around Stafford VA. I must have passed the entire Crane Masters fleet heading to a job. 8) All the trucks were cool but the FL cabover crane was a stunner..........quite the sharp fleet. :)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 8-2-18)
Post by: IowaSuperTrucker on September 06, 2018, 03:43:09 PM
Then as I was headed home around 9 last night, stopped in at the Dulles Expo Center to see if there was anything interesting hanging out for the night and came across this superb 389 for Western Distributing. The driver caught me admiring and stopped to chat due to the sensitive nature of what they haul but was totally cool after we talked.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1886/42293089210_ae37b0e53f_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27ri8Xh)

Those Western's with USAC on the sleeper....stands for United States Armored Car....they typically are hauling either finished money currency to the Federal Reserve banks, or they are hauling the specialty paper used to print the money.  That's why they are always wondering what we photographers are doing.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 9-1-18)
Post by: partsman88 on September 06, 2018, 06:46:49 PM
I wish I had your phone # this morning as I was driving I-95 north around Stafford VA. I must have passed the entire Crane Masters fleet heading to a job. 8) All the trucks were cool but the FL cabover crane was a stunner..........quite the sharp fleet. :)

:0 I've seen shots of the cabover crane on their website, it's one of the only pieces of equipment from them that I haven't caught yet. That must've been quite the sight to see! Agreed on the fleet, the only new equipment I've seen from them is the 567's but everything else is old and still in great shape. That retainer fee must be paying pretty well lol.


Those Western's with USAC on the sleeper....stands for United States Armored Car....they typically are hauling either finished money currency to the Federal Reserve banks, or they are hauling the specialty paper used to print the money.  That's why they are always wondering what we photographers are doing.

I knew what USAC stood for but for some reason I kept thinking they haul weapons/ammo for the military, not currency/materials. Thanks for the info IST. Their USAC rigs are the only ones I see around here.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 9-1-18)
Post by: partsman88 on September 07, 2018, 06:04:33 PM
In celebration of my vacation starting tomorrow, here's a few oldies from my last trip to Boston two years ago:

Argosy owned by Transportation Resources of Annapolis and operated by Shepard Dog LLC at the time of the shot (they have since shut down). Both film trucks were sitting at the Boston Commons:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1858/43627390195_eea557766b_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29tcM9F)

VHD 300 owned by Red Herring of Boston and operated by Shepard Dog:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1898/30666560998_f8755caa07_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NHU9bj)

International 9900i lease operator for Shoreline Transport of Beaver River, NS:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1888/44536451491_d7460870ae_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aRwXpi)

Pete 386 for Brewer Petroleum Service of Revere, MA:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1859/44536440181_e3a60e49bb_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aRwU3i)

Little something different, was sitting in traffic in the Back Bay with my brother when we passed this Triumph GT6+. Stuck my camera out the window and got a no-look shot:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1853/42727456070_76ce8426eb_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/286Fo65)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 9-7-18)
Post by: charlie on September 07, 2018, 06:28:53 PM
Happy birthday vacation in advance & have a great trip to Boston. :) Can't wait to see your pics. Where did you shoot the Shoreline? ??? Nice scenery........a fishing pier maybe? ???
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 9-7-18)
Post by: Wreckerman on September 07, 2018, 06:54:18 PM
Another nice set. 8)
I'm always a fan of the unusual, so the VHD is particularly interesting. ;D
The triaxle tanker for Brewer is interesting, not a very common setup.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 9-7-18)
Post by: partsman88 on September 07, 2018, 08:05:04 PM
Happy birthday in advance & have a great trip to Boston. :) Can't wait to see your pics. Where did you shoot the Shoreline? ??? Nice scenery........a fishing pier maybe? ???

Lolol you must be confused, my birthday was 3 months ago. No biggie though. I'm excited, last time was a overnight weekend trip up the NE Corridor and I was with my brother who has no interest in shooting trucks or anything of the like, so what you see here is about the extent of what I got the whole trip.

I caught the Shoreline 9900i at what I think was a seafood warehouse on the backside of Cruiseport Boston/Conley Terminal, it happened to be the only rig sitting there on the weekend, possibly waiting for the warehouse to open Monday. I believe that's Boston-Logan in the background.

The reason we were cruising over there were these ships, Xin Mei Zhou out of China and the Serenade of the Seas for Royal Carribean International out of the Bahamas. I love spotting ships too, they are such technological marvels it's hard not to gape at the sheer size of these things.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1862/43818641014_fb504a5769_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29L6ZmA)
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1898/42727472350_7543420fe8_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/286FsVL)

Another nice set. 8)
I'm always a fan of the unusual, so the VHD is particularly interesting. ;D
The triaxle tanker for Brewer is interesting, not a very common setup.

Thanks Wreckerman! I'm a sucker for any film truck too, although I got more than my fair share when Wonder Woman 2 was filming here for almost 6 weeks a couple months ago. And I tell you, the sheer size of the tanker makes me think he could probably haul comfortably around 10k gallons in there. When our supplier comes in, they drop a full load of diesel at just over 7k gal, and these Boston tankers put ours to shame. Those tri-axles are very common up there too. They must be running on a permit or something to let them carry that much weight.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 9-7-18)
Post by: JJG on September 07, 2018, 11:41:01 PM
That Volvo VHD is pretty cool really. nice catch!

Jim
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 9-7-18)
Post by: charlie on September 08, 2018, 05:13:19 AM
partsman

 Love the 2 shots of the ships. 8) Ships are probably tied with trucks as my first love but since I don't live near a deep water port they're a rare catch for me. :( As a kid growing up a stones throw from New York Harbor it was always exciting to see a tanker, freighter, passenger liner and even tug boats coming into or leaving port. Of course in those days ships had lines & didn't look cartoonish like todays behomoths.

Just a bit off track here but if you like ships check out shipspotting and tugster for some great pics.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 9-7-18)
Post by: partsman88 on September 08, 2018, 06:09:35 AM
Thanks for the tip Charlie! Shipspotters is already one of my main resources for info on ships but I'll add Tugster to the list.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 9-7-18)
Post by: Jon_G on September 09, 2018, 03:33:30 PM

Very nice photos, the shot of the Lamborghini being loaded is especially awesome! Love the Triumph as well!

Jon
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 9-7-18)
Post by: partsman88 on September 30, 2018, 07:40:38 PM
Thanks Jon!

Here's another set, not exactly randoms but I don't want to start a new thread for this one-off. These shots were a one-time deal from a place I always wanted to shoot from, but never did because the location is not exactly safe. These shots of I-95 nb at the Springfield Interchange were taken from the I-95 sb on-ramp from east Springfield, which arches across all the travel lanes. It's also not safe because it's a busy on-ramp and vehicles come around a blind curve, so I'll never stop there again. Still, for one 15-minute span I enjoyed taking these shots.

Pete 378 for S. Coraluzzo/Torrissi Transport of Vineland, NJ:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1963/45020356991_b711d2127b_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bAi6Dz)

Pete 389 for Greg Abrams Seafood of Panama City, FL:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1908/44972323392_0a4ce7a1cb_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bw3UW5)

Kenworth W900 for St. Germain Express of St-Germain-de-Grantham, Quebec:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1937/45020363621_10922e97c4_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bAi8BT)

International 9300 for 3 Girls Enterprises of Louisville, AL:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1979/44109475045_ce901d1d19_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2acNAbr)

The Pete on the right is an o/o from Landover, MD. The Pete on the left is an o/o out of Palm Springs, FL:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1953/44109477145_bdffb62406_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2acNAND)

Pete 579 for Magnum Logistics of Fargo, ND:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1952/44109478495_9b59fcadd1_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2acNBcV)

VNL780 for Prince Logistic Services of Lachine, Quebec:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1943/44109487125_b3ec9e4c42_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2acNDLH)

Pete 379-119 for an unknown operator:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1911/44109488965_c19b38e695_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2acNEjr)

Pete 389 for JP Logistics of Sun Valley, CA:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1926/44109490615_e1d979565d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2acNENT) (https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1977/44109492925_b15db7a0bc_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2acNFuH)

Pete 379-119 for Vision Auto Transport of Miami, FL:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1904/44109493415_6909a5ac4a_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2acNFDa) (https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1932/44972310012_24eff2c5f7_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bw3QXo)

Pete 379-119 for Richie Auto Transport of Wills Point, TX:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1966/44972312622_171af09ef7_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bw3RJo)

And here's the Pete 359 I shot for POTD a week ago. 2.5 million miles, owner has had it since the start of the 90's and put 2 million miles on it. Works for Stage Call of Apache Junction, AZ:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1869/30900401398_1b46a0a2c1_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/P5yCMm)


Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 9-30-18)
Post by: Wreckerman on September 30, 2018, 09:02:35 PM
Well, the spot certainly paid off with some killer shots!
The St. Germain is super, even the trailer looks good. 8)
The 3 Girls is also really nice, good to see a 9300 gettin' it done and looking good doing it.
The big bunk 359 is really cool to, it appears it has a little bit of a spread on the drive axles, interesting.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 9-30-18)
Post by: partsman88 on October 01, 2018, 04:35:12 PM
Thanks Wreckerman! St. Germain rigs are always nice to find, they have such a neat fleet. They make neon green look good. And I agree on the 3 Girls 9300, that was another one of my favorites just because 9300's are always neat to see and that one is super clean. Good eyes on the 359 too, I agree on the slight gap. It's barely noticeable but just noticeable enough to catch the eye.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 9-7-18)
Post by: Paul Kane on October 01, 2018, 07:03:03 PM
This is really an interesting shot with all the "swooping" concrete, very little clutter, and amazingly not a single other vehicle!

Kenworth W900 for St. Germain Express of St-Germain-de-Grantham, Quebec:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1937/45020363621_10922e97c4_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bAi8BT)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 9-30-18)
Post by: JJG on October 01, 2018, 10:13:53 PM
Amazing shots here for a 15 min. stint, Paul is right with the exceptional catch on that KW

Jim.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 9-30-18)
Post by: partsman88 on October 02, 2018, 07:47:10 PM
Thanks guys! Paul, all that swooping concrete is the reason I've always wanted to shoot there. It's an absolute maze of on-ramps, and the starting point for entering the Mixing Bowl. I've always wanted to do a shoot where the background was as promising as the subject, and this is the closest I've gotten to it so far. Also the no-vehicles look was pure luck, I doubt I ever get that lucky again.

Here's the spot if anybody's interested:

https://goo.gl/maps/xsUmCx1ELDR2

If you turn the camera around you can see the Mixing Bowl behind it. That's another place I'd love to shoot but there's nowhere safe to shoot from.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 9-30-18)
Post by: partsman88 on October 03, 2018, 06:47:39 PM
Here's one I took yesterday. Went up to DC/National Harbor after work to get some shots of the replica Air Force One staying at the National Harbor for some tours, as I was getting back on the inner loop to cross over to Alexandria I saw this beast sitting in the median. Sat in rush hour traffic on the inner and outer loop to circle back around for this shot lol.

Heavy haul Pete 389 for Trans American Trucking Service of S. Plainfield, NJ:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1911/45086471171_4c14caa97d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bG8X6e)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 9-30-18)
Post by: Wreckerman on October 03, 2018, 07:08:30 PM
Wow, that's a serious rig there, I wonder what kind of power it has. Probably a Cummins ISX15, or the equivalent PACCAR engine.
Great catch! :)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 9-30-18)
Post by: charlie on October 03, 2018, 09:07:55 PM
Great shot of the St. Germain rig. I passed by that spot about 11 AM today (10/3) on the way back from NC & was looking for you. ;D There sure is a lot of concrete in that area. The Trans American Pete is awesome too.........their yard's a few miles away from where I go in Edison but I don't recall catching this truck.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 9-30-18)
Post by: partsman88 on October 04, 2018, 04:04:11 PM
Haha thanks Charlie. I would've stuck out like a sore thumb had I stayed there any longer, plus the safety patrols would've nabbed me for stopping on the highway. I'd love to shoot there again but it's not worth the risks.

Wow, that's a serious rig there, I wonder what kind of power it has. Probably a Cummins ISX15, or the equivalent PACCAR engine.
Great catch! :)

Thanks Wreckerman! I'd love to know what motor runs that thing, I'd also love to know what the name for the trailer is or how much it weighs unloaded/loaded. I can't even imagine driving that beast in northern VA or in the crowded streets of Jersey.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 9-30-18)
Post by: charlie on October 04, 2018, 04:33:28 PM
Check out the link to TransAmerican............you'll find some info on the trailer (rated @ 300,000 lbs.) and a photo of it with their Mack Titan under it. Also a nice aerial shot of their yard in South Plainfield. :)

                               https://www.transamer.com/
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 9-30-18)
Post by: partsman88 on October 04, 2018, 04:52:30 PM
Thanks for the info Charlie! That is insane how much weight it can pull. Judging from the site it looks like they run some really cool setups. Can't imagine the logistics of having to move loads that heavy.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 9-30-18)
Post by: partsman88 on October 04, 2018, 04:55:46 PM
Also here's another one I wanted to share, took this shot yesterday in DC. True story: I first saw these USPS Ford Cargo's in Boston 2 years ago and was determined to get a shot of one last month when I went back as I hadn't seen these in at least a decade. There's about 5 of these left in a downtown USPS Boston yard and I couldn't get a clean shot as they weren't being used.

So what happens? Yesterday I'm cruising through DC when I decide to circle Nats Park for fun and I see this hanging out on the corner next to Nats Park lol.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1912/30167673907_dd5c4792a6_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MXPdqK)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 9-30-18)
Post by: partsman88 on November 02, 2018, 05:03:32 PM
Here's a set of a few of my most recent pics from the last couple weeks or so. We'll start with a shot I took today and work backwards:

This SFFA Pinnacle for Espina Paving of Woodbridge always catches my eye every time I see it. Even though the weather was crappy today I knew I had to take advantage of the opportunity when I saw it sitting behind me at the light.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4810/31815576178_1fd58b52fc_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Qtr9mS)

Nothing fancy but I like seeing these straight trucks for LTL companies on the road. Especially nice seeing YRC Worldwide/Roadway running newer equipment like this FL M2-106 hybrid:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1913/45687970591_ffc22bc797_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cBhMUT)

Heavy hauler Pete for Redman Fleet Services:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4886/44773618565_b7ab3799df_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bduuUM)

Not a big fan of a basic F550 but I love seeing The Old Guard horse haulers running to/from Fort Belvoir. The 3rd Infantry Regiment is the Army's oldest remaining active duty Regiment too.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4901/44773618035_a9039f268f_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bduuKD)

W900 flatbed for Redman Fleet Services:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1943/44773617555_63f17dc8b6_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bduuBn)

I was pleasantly surprised coming out of work the other day but disappointed I couldn't get a better angle on this neat 389 for Fils Morin Transport out of St. Zacharie, Quebec.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1945/44773617325_0216e45025_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bduuxp)

Another "nothing special" but I love these old IC 4000 Series rigs. This one belongs to a local lease operator out of Alexandria that hauls for Amazon.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4855/44963301324_9e9b464304_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bvfEZb)

One of my favs, I was so happy to finally get a clean shot of this boom hauler for WO Grubb. Shot was taken as it was heading out from their yard in Alexandria. The boom is for WO Grubb's Grove GMK-7550, which is rated to lift 550 tons.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4897/44773616725_58ed8df69e_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bduun4)

Bad shot but I had to do a double take when I was sitting in traffic next to Nats Park in DC, I glanced over and saw the old IC 4700? for U-Haul sitting on top of their self-storage facility. Those rigs are so old they have probably been up there for 25 years lol.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1961/45687976151_bf2e51093d_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cBhPyK)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 11-2-18)
Post by: charlie on November 02, 2018, 05:25:16 PM
The YRC straight truck is different...……..haven't seen anything like it up here in Jersey.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 11-2-18)
Post by: JJG on November 02, 2018, 09:16:03 PM
Espina Paving is sharp and Grubb is impressive too!

Jim.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 11-2-18)
Post by: Wreckerman on November 02, 2018, 10:41:49 PM
Diggin' the Espina, and as usual the Redman rigs look superb! 8)
Nice catches all around.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 11-2-18)
Post by: partsman88 on November 03, 2018, 05:46:00 PM
Thanks guys!

Charlie I'm surprised you don't have these in Jersey, every LTL company in NOVA has at least one straight truck running around as well as those 32' pup trailers with liftgate service too.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 11-2-18)
Post by: charlie on November 03, 2018, 06:18:16 PM
Oh we've got straight trucks up here in Jersey just not the anything like the YRC FL M2.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 11-2-18)
Post by: partsman88 on November 11, 2018, 05:09:31 PM
Here's a few more randoms from my trip last month to Altoona as well as that VNL from yesterday.

Finally managed to get one of those dual shots, here's a T680 heading out from Rose Yard in Altoona as an empty coal train stops for a crew change:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4819/31931891158_f243bd3c4c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QDHhKy)

I've got another shot to share of this rig, actually saw it first at the Quality Inn I stayed at in Altoona which just so happens to be where NS sends their crews too. Then I saw it again 2 days later when I was railfanning at Cassandra. Freightliner 108SD weedkiller sprayer truck for Asplundh's Railroad Division:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4860/31931936528_95e839e09a_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QDHweN)
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4842/31931937638_d2f6f5252e_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QDHwyW)

And here's the VNL780 for Virginia's Museum of Fine Arts, seen here setting up an exhibit at the Workhouse Arts Center, which sits on the grounds of the old prison in Lorton, VA:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4861/44906720945_1905b8f0c1_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bqfFBp)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 11-11-18)
Post by: JJG on November 11, 2018, 05:16:26 PM
The truck and rail pics are outstanding, great to combine, the rails offer some very scenic settings!

Jim.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 11-11-18)
Post by: partsman88 on November 11, 2018, 06:32:53 PM
Thanks Jim! I agree, been waiting for an opportunity to do that for a while haha.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 11-11-18)
Post by: Wreckerman on November 11, 2018, 11:36:04 PM
Hmm, some cool shots there, particularly the big Asplundh Freightshaker. 8)
And, of course, I'm diggin' the train stuff. ;D
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 11-11-18)
Post by: partsman88 on November 12, 2018, 06:34:47 PM
Thanks Wreckerman! I know some here probably aren't impressed by it, but I was in awe the first time I saw it. Had no idea Asplundh even has RR operations. I was curious what it was hauling at first but a quick Google search told me everything I need to know about it.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 11-11-18)
Post by: charlie on November 17, 2018, 12:23:18 PM
The Asplundh weedkiller truck is awesome...…….nice catch. Showed this to a friend of mine yesterday who used to be in charge of buying all Asplundh equipment & he dropped a couple of factoids I found interesting. Asplundh is the biggest user of pesticides in the USA with the railroads being their biggest customer. Years ago they were brought to court in California when their spraying destroyed a couple of vineyards. At one point they used to pick up their own trucks from plants with their own employees and drive them away to their locations. This stopped from what I gather when the auto/truck manufacturers hinted they were more like competitors then customers. ;D
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 11-11-18)
Post by: partsman88 on November 17, 2018, 06:17:50 PM
So Asplundh used to mount the body themselves after the chassis was finished? Also interesting factoid on them being the biggest pesticide user. It was always a curious question for me as to how the RR companies kept the lines free of trees, so I was glad to learn what the truck was used for.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 11-11-18)
Post by: partsman88 on December 07, 2018, 02:36:22 PM
Here's a set of recent vocationals I've shot in the last week or so.

Starting with this new HX I shot from Top Gun out of Lorton. They've been running 20 year old rigs for a while now, so glad to see them get something new:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4857/46221190471_db437279b3_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dqpFB6)

Continuing with this Ford Cargo for Sicpa Securink Corp. out of Springfield, VA. Never heard of this company and never seen this truck before. It was dropping off at the sheistiest looking furniture store in Woodbridge:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4854/46221187971_222b49ad6f_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dqpERZ)
 
Next up is this classy 389 for Michael A. Manuel Trucking out of Front Royal:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4839/46221189261_fa0a800f21_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dqpFfe)

And then we have a rugged FL Classic brickhauler for K.E. Kriner out of Clear Springs, MD:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4821/46221190301_cacf6af2fc_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dqpFya)

Then we have a T800 tanker truck for The Anderson Co. out of Manassas:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4907/46221189831_99b28c5ef5_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dqpFq4)

And a 114SD gunite truck for Heartland Concrete out of Petersburg, VA:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4890/46170611612_6a3d0156e8_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dkWsgN)

Continuing with a Midliner for Indy Cargo LLC. out of Indianapolis:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4915/46221189481_f6a160c396_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dqpFj2)

And finishing with a F750 for The Anderson Co. out of Manassas:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4858/46221189351_56cc121080_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dqpFgM)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 12-7-18)
Post by: JJG on December 07, 2018, 11:28:33 PM
The 389 coming around the corner is a great shot! I quite like all the straight trucks too, Anderson is a slight 2 tone that looks cool, it shows up better on the F750 ....at least I think it is a 2 tone green.


Jim.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 12-7-18)
Post by: partsman88 on December 08, 2018, 07:43:35 AM
Thanks Jim! Yeah it is a two-tone paint job although you have to pay attention to notice the difference. They probably updated it to make it more noticeable, you can tell the shades on the T800 look different from the newer F750.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 12-7-18)
Post by: charlie on December 08, 2018, 08:04:24 AM
I'm liking all the straight trucks...……..very unique & cool. 8) :)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 12-7-18)
Post by: Wreckerman on December 08, 2018, 01:42:23 PM
I've always liked the Ford Cargos, and that one is particularly neat being a tandem.
The Anderson T800 is sharp, surprisingly nice paint job. 8)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 12-7-18)
Post by: partsman88 on January 04, 2019, 09:45:51 PM
Thanks gents! I liked the Ford Cargo too Wreckerman, was just disappointed I had to take that shot facing into the sun.

So anyways here's a small set featuring a few rigs I caught this week. Slim pickings but I made the most of it:

Starting off with this super clean 389 for a lease operator for Quarles out of Fredericksburg. Made the most of the timing, driver was in a rush:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4842/32734195818_a6bf1b4c94_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RSBiYw)

Continuing on with this neat T680 for Transport Bourassa, love seeing Bourassa and Normandin down this way even if they all run the same equipment:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4856/45883917644_4c48339344_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cUB59m)

Next up is this rarely-seen CT660 for Virginia Land Improvement Corp. out of Manassas:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7831/32734194628_b6a4c6e106_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RSBiC1)

And finally, another Pete 348 for R+L Carriers that was my only shot for today:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7840/45883917894_daad66452e_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cUB5dE)

Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 1-4-19)
Post by: JJG on January 04, 2019, 10:46:40 PM
Few shots but nice ones.....that 389 is stunning! Do you know what the small tank is hanging off the tanker?

Jim.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 1-4-19)
Post by: Jim Herriot on January 05, 2019, 03:59:17 AM
Do you know what the small tank is hanging off the tanker?

             ...spill kit? :-\...Jim. ;)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 1-4-19)
Post by: JJG on January 05, 2019, 11:41:15 PM
Do you know what the small tank is hanging off the tanker?

             ...spill kit? :-\...Jim. ;)

Oh, you're probably right on that, makes sense!

Jim.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 1-4-19)
Post by: partsman88 on January 05, 2019, 11:48:45 PM
Thanks guys! Good eye on that small tank Jim. I think most tankers use mounted boxes, never noticed one with a small tank before but I usually try to shoot tankers from the passenger side so that might be why I never noticed it before.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 1-4-19)
Post by: partsman88 on January 13, 2019, 05:21:08 PM
Small set of some old/some new/some different, hope you guys like.

I've shared this rig before but I'm always looking for a cleaner shot, so here it is. 389 w/ a 85 ton rotator for Redman Fleet Services of Lorton:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7926/46642953882_55bb517163_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2e4Fkb3)

Also a rare catch is this FL M2-106 Emergency Response Unit for Redman. It carries those inflatable air bags used to tip big rigs topside.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7877/31754290457_739d8f4d28_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Qo23fv)

Tanker 441 for Fairfax County Fire & Rescue. 2007 Mack Granite/Pierce, with a 3k/gpm pump and 1k/gal tank. Runs out of station 41 Crosspointe:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7805/45769293515_da3658e9dd_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cJtAog)

Something different, hi-rail sprinter van for Sperry Rail Service. Assume it's used for track inspections:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7818/45769293815_c6aab82808_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cJtAtr)
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4838/32809350618_7dc798815b_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RZfuSW)

And speaking of rails, went cruising today in the midst of this 2 day snow "storm." Couldn't find any rigs for shooting but did catch a pair of CSX trains working:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7855/46731082101_b74e0d1015_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ect1C6)
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4864/31789673067_d46e1366e0_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Qr9ogv)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 1-4-19)
Post by: JJG on January 13, 2019, 11:42:03 PM
Great set of unique trucks, they all have a task to perform and all look quite nice, Sperry rail van is cool! I seen a med duty Sperry Rail vehicle in Chilliwack today but did not get a photo of it.

Jim.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 1-4-19)
Post by: Rob Archer on January 14, 2019, 04:33:30 AM
I like the Sperry Sprinter. I haven't seen those either -
F series Fords usually.
I saw you got some snow down that way - we haven't had that much yet this winter.
Is that a dedicated train for Tropicana?
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 1-4-19)
Post by: partsman88 on January 14, 2019, 05:46:25 PM
Thanks guys :).

Rob/Jim I think I know the Ford you're talking about, Ford F-6 or 7 series chassis with the small command box mounted on the back? Seems that's the most common rig Sperry has. I see this one parked semi-often at this hotel in Alexandria.

This was the 2nd snow we've had, first decent one though. That train used to be solely dedicated for Tropicana carrying empties back south to FL and fully loaded north to Jersey, but now since sales have slowed they combine it with an intermodal that runs up to the ports in NJ.

Anyways here's a few more from today and last week:

Cruised around Sterling last week, moving season appears totally dead up there but construction season is always going as long as the weather cooperates. FL M2-106 for United Rentals:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4902/32870238438_313c4df55f_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S5CyGW)

See these guys running from the quarry to Titan Concrete all the time in Sterling, they have a nice fleet of VHD 300's:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4876/32870237638_3842879929_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S5Cyt9)

Starting to notice these guys more, seen them on I-95, on I-81, and now delivering to a local warehouse down in the mover's alley. All appear to be bright neon T800's painted in various colors. Company's called Old Pylon Trucking out of Edinburg, TX:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7856/32870235418_5248d1acde_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S5CxNS)

Caught this VHD 300 for Moore Transport up in Alexandria today:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4842/46745589901_3202e2c0ac_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2edKnhz)

I won't keep doing this but caught another snowbird today, this time it's the Auto Train making its' daily run from Lorton to Sanford, FL:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4852/46745586171_73f54892d8_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2edKmbg)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 1-14-19)
Post by: charlie on January 14, 2019, 06:24:03 PM
I can't get enough of those Virginia dump trucks. :) The Volvo is so cool. :) 8)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 1-14-19)
Post by: Wreckerman on January 15, 2019, 01:00:23 PM
The Old Pylon T800 is cool, and the Auto Train is a nice catch. 8)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 1-14-19)
Post by: partsman88 on January 15, 2019, 04:08:27 PM
Thanks guys :). Charlie I can't get enough of them either.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 1-14-19)
Post by: partsman88 on January 23, 2019, 04:51:47 PM
Not a big update but I am thrilled to catch one of these older Marten trailers without the swoosh. Had to seize the moment so I stuck the camera out the window for a point'n'pray today:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7865/46854948091_a37f5dc19f_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eopREB)

And so this post isn't just one shot, here's a few fire trucks for Loudoun County I caught at the VDOT Incident Command Open House back in November:

This is Loudoun's newest Hazmat unit 619, a 2018 Pierce Impel that runs out of Station 19 Dulles South:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4875/46102734704_264f8ae37c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2deWyQh)

And here's Sterling Vol. Fire Co.'s heavy rescue, a 2010 Spartan Gladiator/SVI:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4817/46102734934_e54d2f2b1b_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2deWyUf)

And here's Loudoun County's MAB 623, a medical ambulance bus, 2007 Thomas Saf-T-Liner EF:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4825/46102734334_312d2aaff8_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2deWyHU)

And here's Loudoun County's HazMat Support Unit 619. HMSU 619 is a 2016 Durastar/Pierce that runs in tandem with Hazmat 619:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7805/46102734554_944f53239d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2deWyMG)

And here's Loudoun County's Tanker 604, a 2016 Mack Granite/Pierce w/ 3k gal tank and 1500 gpm/pump that runs out of Station 4:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7874/46102734054_365ed1ffc8_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2deWyD5)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 1-23-19)
Post by: IowaSuperTrucker on January 24, 2019, 12:49:11 PM
That Marten trailer is from their newly (last 4 yrs or so) formed Van division.  The Van's don't have the swoop or bird logo.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 1-23-19)
Post by: partsman88 on January 24, 2019, 02:05:33 PM
Oh I didn't even realize that, I thought they were the older "being phased out" van trailers that were being abandoned in favor of the swoosh. Thanks for the tip IST!
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 1-23-19)
Post by: JJG on January 24, 2019, 11:13:11 PM
That Granite pumper is sure cool!

Jim.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 1-23-19)
Post by: partsman88 on February 04, 2019, 07:23:17 PM
Agreed Jim! I like that Loudoun County and Fairfax County have several of them, all spec'd mostly the same. It's a neat piece of apparatus.

Anyways, took the day off work with the hope I'd score a shot of the Nats' spring training truck loading up at Nats Park, and was unsuccessful in that regard. But I headed out to Dulles/Loudoun County and scored some shots of some movers (to be shared later) and some shots of some new and some old William A. Hazel (out of Chantilly) Macks:

Titan
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4853/32047036477_01f8305922_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QPTrrF)
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7812/46936669872_662f26c471_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2evCGGQ)

CL Series
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7813/32047036267_180fdf5159_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QPTro4)

RD Series
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7823/46936669682_4e73deb52f_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2evCGDy)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 2-4-19)
Post by: JJG on February 05, 2019, 12:18:12 AM
Good looking bunch of Bulldogs from Hazel!

Jim.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 2-4-19)
Post by: Wreckerman on February 05, 2019, 05:42:24 PM
The Hazel Macks are really nice, particularly the Titan. 8)
It's a shame Mack didn't continue the Titan, Volvo should drop the VNX and bring back the Titan. ::)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 2-4-19)
Post by: partsman88 on February 05, 2019, 06:42:26 PM
Thanks guys! Agreed Wreckerman, shame Mack mishandled the market for the Titan so much in NA. The market definitely exists for a tough Mack heavy hauler, but they blew it. I have yet to see any local companies buy a VNX heavy hauler, yet there are still a ton using old Macks, and there's about 4-5 Titans floating around that the local major construction companies all have.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 2-4-19)
Post by: Jon_G on February 06, 2019, 02:38:52 PM

The older Macks are just robust and easy to service, low cost to maintain, so they definitely have held up well. Have yet to see a VNX not at a show, the VHD has done decently well though.

Jon
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 2-4-19)
Post by: partsman88 on February 15, 2019, 05:48:24 PM
Jon you seen any of these yet?

(https://www.trucks.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/volvo-vnx-2.jpg)
Image pulled from here: https://www.trucks.com/2018/03/14/volvo-vnx-heavy-haul-truck/

They've been in production since Q2 2018 and I have yet to see any of the 3 configurations on the road. Not saying there's none out there but it looks like heavy haul companies are being stingy with their money. I've already seen a new heavy haul Mack Anthem for Lester Summers just the other day too, not to mention the Mack Anthems popping up everywhere in all kinds of class 8 configurations.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 2-4-19)
Post by: partsman88 on February 15, 2019, 05:57:59 PM
Anyways I was excited to update today because I finally caught one of these tri-pony axle concrete mixers, although it wasn't one of the new Granite's Vulcan has. This 567 belongs to Aggregate Industries of Greenbelt, MD although I caught this one off Route 50 in Chantilly. I'm sure they have a local plant around there somewhere:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7927/46193725025_7c3747c3b8_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dnYV5V)

And then we have a T880 for an operator out of Catharpin, VA:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7844/32165530347_a9f75899aa_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/R1mKxr)

And a neat older RD Series for an o/o out of Woodbridge:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7863/46193724915_1505192772_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dnYV42)

And a 114SD for McClain & Co. of Culpeper, VA:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7914/46193780695_40c2f0642c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dnZcCK)

Never seen this one on the road, so I'm sure this FL Classic for Fairfax County Solid Waste is headed to auction soon:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7851/46193735015_b5a5308a25_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dnYY4a)

International S2500 for Woodlawn Construction of Ashland, VA. Neat stick on the driver's door says "Take care of this unit. It's your bread and butter."
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7893/46193725295_7c128943ee_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dnYVaz)

Freightliner M2-106 offroad tree trimmer for Pittman's Tree and Landscaping of Front Royal, VA:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7856/46193726075_0d06e3acec_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dnYVp2)

And finally a collection of plow trucks for Dulles airport, they always stage them here when they're expecting snow:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7849/32165539987_1a7fb6e4b0_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/R1mNpD)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 2-15-19)
Post by: charlie on February 15, 2019, 06:31:27 PM
Some really cool shots here. 8) I look at your photos & realize I don't take enough photos of vocational trucks. Always love VA dump trucks but the plow trucks are sharp.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 2-15-19)
Post by: partsman88 on February 15, 2019, 06:39:51 PM
Thanks Charlie. You should, correct me if I'm wrong but I'm sure due to various bridge laws there are some unique trucks that Jersey has that you can't find in other states.

I'll have to post some shots of the MWAA-Dulles fleet sometime, they have 20-30 year old Volvo/Autocars/Paystars that are still mint. Caught a few of them at the Dulles Plane Pull years ago and was surprised how mint they were despite their age.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 2-15-19)
Post by: Wreckerman on February 15, 2019, 10:15:53 PM
The Mack RD is a tough looking older rig, the tall dual stacks give it a mean look.
The M2 4x4 is really cool, I wouldn't mind having one with a crew cab and a pickup bed on that chassis. ;D
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 2-15-19)
Post by: JJG on February 15, 2019, 10:37:23 PM
I always enjoy the various unique trucks in certain regions, I have seen you post several dump trucks before but the concrete mixer with all the training wheels is very sharp! And , unique, yeah, that M2 tree trimmer is sure wild! The impressive snow plow fleet is so clean looking, is if they never have been put to use!

Jim.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 2-15-19)
Post by: partsman88 on February 16, 2019, 08:34:09 AM
I agree on that Mack RD Wreckerman, the RD Series is one of my favorite Mack rigs and I've been trying to get a clean shot of that guy for a long time but he usually parks his rig in a solo spot on the backside of the gas station I go to weekly (where I can't get a clean shot of it). Saw it there yesterday when I was driving by and seized the day. I agree on the beefy M2-106 too, it's rare to see them spec'd out like that and it looks tough compared to the dime-a-dozen box vans you see everywhere.

And thanks Jim, I could probably dedicate several sets to all the dump trucks I shoot around here haha. That's the first mixer I've shot with 3 pony axles though, majority of the companies around here spec them the same with 2 drives, 1 pony, and that tailgate axle that idk what they call. I saw a Granite for Vulcan two months ago that was spec'd the same as this but he was pouring concrete at my job and I couldn't get a shot.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 2-15-19)
Post by: JJG on February 16, 2019, 03:23:12 PM
That axle is known as a booster lift axle. We have them here to with the twin steer combo, other regions don't use them but I see more tri-drives now with twin steer.

Jim.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 2-15-19)
Post by: partsman88 on February 21, 2019, 07:11:49 PM
Thanks Jim! Majority of the concrete trucks around here use them, but they're the only ones. Glad to have that question finally answered.

On to the next set. It's been a week of slim pickins' round here but here's a few I grabbed:

Sometimes you get lucky and the truck comes directly to you. This is the loading dock for Gabe's, a clothing store that I like to sit at the side of to catch moving trucks headed out from near my neighborhood. Typically Gabe's gets one overnight delivery that I know of, so seeing this was a rare catch:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7898/47171670861_876e3473f7_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eSp9j2)

Fairfax County Solid Waste doesn't have money for new trucks, so they decided to rebuild this old LEU613 with a new body and a fresh paintjob. The old paintjob is the grey that you see on the Volvo in the background. It hasn't been 6 months with this new paintjob and the trash juice is already staining the front though.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7815/46257562915_a791a23678_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dtC6Sc)

I will forever love 53' cans for some reason and I liked the paint on this T660 for XPO Logistics Drayage out of Charlotte:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7921/47171671131_3a4603237e_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eSp9oF)

Totally guessing on this but I'd say this is a Pete 330 for YRC Freight:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7868/46257563025_54bf809558_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dtC6U6)

And we round out the set with a FL M2-112 vacuum truck for Atlantic Heating & Cooling out of VA Beach. They do a ton of work up here so it's not hard to find them laid over at various hotels around here.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7866/47171760551_ab6470c96f_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eSpAYp)

Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 2-21-19)
Post by: charlie on February 21, 2019, 07:23:57 PM
I was shocked to see a garbage truck in line at the Blue Beacon today in Brunswick GA. :o :o Didn’t think they went near them.
.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 2-21-19)
Post by: partsman88 on February 21, 2019, 07:45:48 PM
I wouldn't see the point either Charlie, the way they run those things it wouldn't be a week before it was filthy again.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 2-21-19)
Post by: Wreckerman on February 23, 2019, 01:48:14 PM
The Atlantic vac truck is cool, the bright paint job and the wrapped tanks are particularly neat. :)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 2-21-19)
Post by: partsman88 on February 24, 2019, 10:32:58 AM
Agreed Wreckerman, I also like it because Atlantic runs a lot of older equipment so it's rare to see something like a M2-112 for them.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 2-21-19)
Post by: partsman88 on March 28, 2019, 05:46:07 PM
In the future this spot might become permanent-thread worthy, but as of now it's hard to make my way out to Manassas-Gainesville after work when I'm on the east side so here we are.

This set was taken from a parking lot off University Boulevard, which sits off Wellington Rd (a main connector road between Manassas-Gainesville I already mentioned to Charlie). In the two hours I sat here all the Vulcan rigs I saw were of the bigger variety, and I'm sure I'll be back in the future because there was a nice variety of vocational rigs coming up and down this road.

We start with a Mack Granite for the Stone Center of Manassas:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7829/32541183767_409c797ef8_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Rzy5dx)

And a pair of Granite's for Vulcan, one heading out fully loaded and one coming back in:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7844/32541184257_b9f61ffad5_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Rzy5mZ)
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7891/47483126711_7353799386_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fkVrht)

Couldn't find any ID info aside from B&S Site Development on the door. SAFER says the name's no good:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7914/33606514908_a19e45af83_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TcGb3Q)

Norfolk Southern's main runs parallel to I-66 en route to Gainesville and points south, these trucks were using the bulk yard to access the track for some work. First up a T800 for C&S Rail Services of Concord, NC:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7857/47430271622_e57ba11c17_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fgfxiQ)

Workstars for NS:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7805/47430272332_a21e7b5bc5_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fgfxw5)
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7848/47430272612_f1147e1a05_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fgfxAU)

And finally a Mack RD Series for TDS of Briston, VA:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7865/47430274152_074af38ff9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fgfy4s)

Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 3-28-19)
Post by: JJG on March 28, 2019, 10:03:50 PM
Nice spot for sure, the Granites all look great, unique set ups and heavy duty looking!

Jim.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 3-28-19)
Post by: Wreckerman on March 29, 2019, 04:46:16 PM
The Stone Center Granite is sharp, and the Vulcan Granites are cool to.
Interesting how the Stone Center Granite has the chrome grill surround, and the Vulcans don't.
The B&S Pete sure is sharp, and the C&S KW looks good too. 8)
The NS rigs are a cool catch, always neat to catch that kind of stuff.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 3-28-19)
Post by: Rob Archer on March 30, 2019, 03:41:21 AM
Good local action - they sure cram a lot of equipment onto a railway MOW truck.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 3-28-19)
Post by: partsman88 on March 31, 2019, 07:08:57 AM
Thanks guys. I agree Wreckerman, I like the Granite's with the chrome grille frame. Vulcan seems to be hit or miss with those though.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 3-28-19)
Post by: partsman88 on May 09, 2019, 07:57:48 PM
Small update since I haven't done one in a while.

Couple weeks ago shot this Pete 386 for Horseless Carriage rolling down Route 123 into Woodbridge on my way to work:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32871395987_9332b24cf6_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S5JuNF)

Same day as I was heading out saw this brand new W990 wrecker stopped at my local plaza. No markings indicating ownership but it had a temp tag in the window for Pinnacle Driveaway. Obv. being hauled to a customer or a dealer.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46898826795_d9964a4957_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eshKgZ)

I don't think I'll ever not shoot this still sharp SFFA Pinnacle for Espina Paving out of my hometown.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33937993618_2bcf98d967_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TGZ681)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 5-9-19)
Post by: Wreckerman on May 09, 2019, 08:55:42 PM
The Horseless Carriage 386 sure is sharp, their paint job looks especially slick on the big bunks.
That W990 wrecker is super awesome, fantastic catch! :o 8)
One big thing that really stands out for me on it, is all the clearance lights being clear LED, really adds extra class to it, imho. :)
The Espina Mack is sharp, looks like it's got a gold Bulldog too, all Mack components, some extra coolness there. 8)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 5-9-19)
Post by: JJG on May 09, 2019, 11:11:17 PM
Love the horseless Carriage, such a great company image IMO and that W990 is a very awesome catch, I have not seen one in person yet.

Jim.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 5-9-19)
Post by: partsman88 on July 22, 2019, 03:21:11 PM
Idk why I forget to respond sometimes but my apologies guys, appreciate the comments. Glad you guys enjoyed the rigs.

Anyways, here's a set taken at the end of June when I rolled down to the ~5 truck stops between Ruther Glen and Ashland after getting a haircut in Fredericksburg.

We start with a David Blankenship FL Classic out of Maryland. I know Charlie is familiar with them, I believe his small fleet is mostly contractors for Taylor Farms as I see them all the time on the Beltway going around DC. This one was seen on Route 3 in Fredericksburg. Gotta love being prepared for a chance encouter.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48351084482_015f5e1a73_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gEBWTC)

After rolling down to the big Flying J in Ruther Glen I shot this neat T660 with the custom bunk for Clark Transfer out of Harrisburg, PA. They're regulars up and down 95 as they haul a ton for shows stopping in DC, and I've caught them staging in Lorton too.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48351084382_762194bb56_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gEBWRU)

Then I crossed the bridge and spotted this beauty hanging out at the Flying J on the east side of 95. Not sure if this is a company rig or not but this 389 for East Side Auto Transport of Wallingford, CT is sharp.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48351084082_17f555fa3e_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gEBWLJ)

Then I rolled down to Doswell to see what's what. Nothing was happening there except for this sharp Titan for Atlantic Contracting & Material of Upper Marlboro, MD (though their entire operation is run out of Dulles airport hauling their equipment to various places) pulling out of the fuel pumps:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48351083792_bbde1c2589_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gEBWFJ)

After rolling down to the small TA next to Ashland I crossed this off the bucket list. Sharp Coronado MK2 for Open Road Distributing, which is TA's distributing branch:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48351083602_4360545512_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gEBWCs)

Another shot of a new VNL860 for Plycar Automotive, this one seen at the big TA south of Ashland. Still waiting on my first shot of a new big bunk VNL although I know they're out there.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48350952051_15783812cb_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gEBgwk)

Came back up to the small TA next to Ashland and shot this W900 lease operator for A&D Transportation of Drifting, PA headed out.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48350953696_8a0f4767c3_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gEBh1G)

Stopped back in Doswell on the way back north and shot this W900 for Tapscott Brothers Trucking of Scottsville, VA.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48351085077_b761c1bdc3_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gEBX4T)

And finally, caught this big bunk Columbia backing in for the night at the Flying J in Ruther Glen on my way back home. This is the second big bunk Columbia I've ever seen, seen hauling for Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. You can see the difference between a clean shot and a windshield shot, I was forced to shoot through the windshield for the first shot as I came up on it quick from a blind corner. Second shot was out the side window.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48351084882_5351fb4ed4_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gEBX1w)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48350953111_2f10d2066e_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gEBgQB)

Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 7-22-19)
Post by: charlie on July 22, 2019, 04:46:19 PM
Quite the haul here Brian. :) 8) I've caught quite a few of these trucks in my travels...……...wish the Lucas Oil FL Columbia was one of them. Forum member John Becker decaled quite a few Clark Transfer rigs at his place of business. East Side has some sharp looking trucks indeed. 8)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 7-22-19)
Post by: JJG on July 22, 2019, 10:11:46 PM
The Blankenship Classic XL got my attention Brian, sharp rig! Eastside Auto hauler and the Mack Titan are awesome, and of course the Open Road Coronado is worthy of a salute!

Jim
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 7-22-19)
Post by: Rob Archer on July 23, 2019, 03:52:59 AM
Nice to see some equipment that isn't painted "Corporate White"!
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 7-22-19)
Post by: Wreckerman on July 23, 2019, 01:10:17 PM
Another mighty nice batch of shots. :)
The Blankenship Classic is super nice, that paint scheme really looks good, wonder if it's a older Freightliner factory scheme?
The Titan is a nice catch, quite a cool looking rig.
The Coronado and the 2 W9s are all sharp, too. 8)
The Lucas Oil rig sure is neat, I really like those "toterhome" style bunks.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 7-22-19)
Post by: partsman88 on July 23, 2019, 03:13:35 PM
Thanks guys, glad you liked the set. Wreckerman, I'm not sure if that's custom paint on the FL Classic but it definitely fits. In general David Blankenship has a small fleet of older classic rigs so it's no surprise this one also fits that theme.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 7-22-19)
Post by: partsman88 on August 14, 2019, 04:04:46 PM
Here's a set of randoms I shot between May-June of this year.

We start with a new Cascadia for Wegmans, shot one night after doing a bit of late night shopping.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48539710287_a893e560b6_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gXhGLF)

Next up a Coronado for Reliable. If there's anything visiting Detroit taught me, it's that Reliable still has plenty of these in operation:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48539562666_468e12ebcd_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gXgWTu)

Next a Int'l 4700 for a Snap-On O/O:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48539710002_61941fd179_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gXhGFL)

Then a big bunk VNL300 for Plycar. This was picking up or dropping off at the classic car restoration place down in the industrial plaza next to my neighborhood.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48539709882_67e44764fc_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gXhGDG)

A Pete 379 for Matthews Trucking of New Limerick, ME, shot one day at the Flying J in Ruther Glen.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48539562261_1757f0420b_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gXgWLv)

And a new Cascadia for Stage Call shot at the TA in Ashland:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48539562146_37e869a144_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gXgWJw)

The first Pete 359 wrecker I've ever shot, this one for Universal Towing of Kensington, MD. Shot in Lorton, unfortunately the USDOT says it's not authorized to work.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48539562021_b8cb5863ac_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gXgWGn)

And we finish with a 359 I found lying in the cut off Route 234 in Prince William County. The O/O lives in Manassas:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48539561841_bac57de295_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gXgWDg)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 8-14-19)
Post by: charlie on August 14, 2019, 04:10:24 PM
I see you got your Wegman's Cascadia. :) And a couple of cool 39s too. 8)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 8-14-19)
Post by: Wreckerman on August 14, 2019, 05:13:00 PM
The Snap-On rig is neat, and the Plycar Volvo is pretty spiffy, too.
The Matthews 379 is sharp, but man, love that 359 wrecker, such a cool looking old rig. 8)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 8-14-19)
Post by: partsman88 on August 14, 2019, 07:13:16 PM
Thanks guys. Yeah Charlie I'm being real nitpicky on that Wegmans rig, it looks slightly out of focus to me. But it's good to finally share one, I've shot a few over the years in action shots and they're just sitting around collecting dust. Glad you guys liked those 359's too, it's always pleasant to find one. And +1 on the Snap-On 4700 Wreckerman, I've always had a thing for the 47's/48's since I was a kid. They're not tough looking but they've stood the test of time.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 8-14-19)
Post by: JJG on August 14, 2019, 10:38:38 PM
Love the Reliable Coronado, great looking truck and that shot came up so bright for the time of day!! The 359 wrecker is sharp too!!

Jim
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 8-14-19)
Post by: IowaSuperTrucker on August 15, 2019, 10:25:26 AM
Boy hard to pick one that stands out in your last few batches, but I'm going to have to go with my old school favorites...that Blakenship Classic!!!
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 8-14-19)
Post by: charlie on August 15, 2019, 03:20:42 PM
I'm going to have to go with my old school favorites...that Blakenship Classic!!!
I was lucky enough to get a pic of the Blankenship Classic as it exited the Blue Beacon in Elkton MD on 7-13-18...…….sharp looking truck & fleet. :)

(https://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/album%207/7-13-18%20Elkton%20MD%20A720%20pic%20001.jpg)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 8-14-19)
Post by: partsman88 on August 15, 2019, 03:22:30 PM
Thanks guys.

Jim that Reliable Coronado shot was heavily edited, it was taken near dusk and I was shooting into the sun, so it required some Photoshop effort to make that shot look decent. Glad you liked the sets too IST.

Edit: Always nice seeing shots of rigs we've both grabbed Charlie. That entire Blankenship fleet is sharp, I'm lucky to have a constant presence for them up here.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 7-22-19)
Post by: Blue Mule74 on August 16, 2019, 01:43:49 AM
A Pete 379 for Matthews Trucking of New Limerick, ME, shot one day at the Flying J in Ruther Glen.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48539562261_1757f0420b_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gXgWLv)

He's actually out of Houlton, ME and lives an hour south of me

I know who owns that truck and just saw it two weekends ago at a local truck show we have in our area on a Saturday, Actually


And also nice new series since I've last visited this thread
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 8-14-19)
Post by: partsman88 on August 16, 2019, 02:09:03 PM
Thanks Lance, I went off the USDOT.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 8-14-19)
Post by: partsman88 on September 01, 2019, 02:01:03 PM
I'm gonna mix it up on this one with some fresh shots and some older POTD submissions from the last few months that I never put anywhere else.

Starting with the hurricane helpers out of NY staging in Woodbridge today, waiting for Hurricane Dorian to decide where to make landfall.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48660689093_3bdca06701_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2h8YKya)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48661189577_97c49dc097_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2h92jkc)

Shot this 362 in early July one afternoon, for Cavallo Equestrian Arts of Myakka City, FL.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48659306871_b89cd58453_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2h8REEK)

Shot this 389 for Roadrunner out of Sterling last Tuesday, Roadrunner is our primary contracted vendor for county tows. Caught him rolling out of my shop taking that Cascadia to Western Branch Diesel in Manassas:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48659304691_9ca0a21c62_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2h8RE2a)

Shot Rescue 503 for Dumfries-Triangle VFD picking up some food at Wegmans last Wednesday. It's a 2015 E-One Cyclone II:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48659451567_1da5c52e65_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2h8SpFv)

Here's that VNL300 for Drew Transport I submitted for POTD last week:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48627604902_6ad6907966_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2h64bM5)

And that FL Classic heavy hauler for Fairfax County Solid Waste I submitted for POTD in early August:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48441480181_67ab0b26ec_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gNBfoa)

Kenworth T800 with a front end PTO for Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority's Engineering and Maintenance Division:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48376347701_78ae18c102_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gGRqLn)

Hybrid Cascadia for CR England that was another POTD submission:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48272567941_18fb2c6bd1_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gxFwEa)

And lastly that 4900 that I've shared a few times. This rig was rebadged for Brinks a week after I took this shot.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47996774932_edd6a9c214_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g8j21h)

Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 9-1-19)
Post by: partsman88 on September 01, 2019, 02:19:16 PM
I'm gonna do a set of fire apparatus only this time:

This was reserve Hazmat 440 for Fairfax County Fire & Rescue, but since they have a new one coming in I'm not sure where this will end up:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48285293457_76f5259a05_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gyNKvB)

Right behind it was reserve Hazmat Support Unit 440, also future status unknown:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48285189101_41ffa46deb_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gyNdun)

Tower 403 for Fairfax City, a 2015 Pierce Velocity w/ a 100' tower-ladder and 500 gpm pump/300 gal tank:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48285190581_da317ffd4c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gyNdVT)

Tower 441, Fairfax County Fire & Rescue. 2013 Pierce Velocity w/ 100' tower-ladder:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48285189591_6e0134d140_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gyNdCP)

Rescue 506, Prince William County Dept. of Fire and Rescue. 2005 Pierce Quantum/LSI. Used to be painted in Coles VFD yellow but was repainted during rehab last year.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48285190101_0dea2f9e71_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gyNdMB)

Tanker 506, Prince William County Dept. of Fire and Rescue. 2009 Ferrera Ignitor, 1250/3000. Still painted in Coles VFD yellow:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48285294112_6822434ad4_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gyNKGU)

Tower 501, Manassas Volunteer Fire Co. A 2013 Rosenbauer Commander w/ 101' tower-ladder.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48285190261_70cc64ab79_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gyNdQn)

Engine 26, Fairfax County Fire & Rescue. A personal rig for me, this runs out of Station 26 on Edsall Road. I went to school down the street from here up until 7th grade:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48285190666_ab2415b5d4_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gyNdXm)

Reserve Medic, Fairfax County Fire & Rescue. Freightliner M2-106/Horton:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48285189261_cd2820ca4d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gyNdx8)

Tower 3, DC Fire and EMS. A 2018 Seagrave Aerialscope 95' midmount, this tower's first due includes the White House. It's also the only midmount in the fleet, every other station has a tiller.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48285295467_0fc312c27a_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gyNL7g)

Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 9-1-19)
Post by: JJG on September 01, 2019, 09:46:24 PM
The 362 horse hauler is my pick of the batch this time around!

Jim.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 9-1-19)
Post by: Wreckerman on September 03, 2019, 02:12:56 PM
Wow, some typically cool stuff.

The Roadrunner 389 sure is sharp, cool decal/wrap. 8)
The Metro T800 is cool, don't see very many of those (around here, at least).
Rescue 503 for Dumfries-Triangle, Tower 403 for Fairfax, and Tower 3 for DC are all really nice, the Tower 3 is a cool "downtown" shot. :)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 9-1-19)
Post by: partsman88 on October 03, 2019, 07:06:06 PM
Here's a set with more fire apparatus and a few randos that I've uploaded since last time.

Went to a small airshow at regional Manassas airport back in May, here's a couple ARFF rigs and a Shell tanker for the airport.

Red 5 is a 1995 Oshkosh T1500 staffed by Leidos, which is a gov't contractor.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48667568112_63964d6aa1_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2h9A1rW)

Foam 581 is staffed by the city of Manassas Fire & Rescue Dept. 2000 E-One Titan HPR 6x6, 2000/3000/400/460.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48667416461_a57021f412_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2h9zeng)

International Workstar for Shell Aviation:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48667071393_80b16a9854_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2h9xsMP)

Not sure if we have any aviation fans here but here's a neat CH-53E Super Stallion that was at the show too.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48667568012_c2ad7f710d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2h9A1qd)

Here's a rando shot of a WIA64T for a local out of Woodbridge that still runs this up and down 95 daily.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48690136138_e83e91a053_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hbzF8Q)

Rescue 2 for DCFD, a 2009 Seagrave Marauder 2 that runs out of Station 24 Petworth.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48772690931_5d61fd520a_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hiSMNk)

Here's a few shots from the volley fire department that runs 3 stations in my neck of the woods. OWL stands for Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton VFD.

Here's their brand new Mobile Air Unit 512, a 2019 Kenworth T370/Hackney that runs out of Station 12 a couple miles from my house.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48836830777_89cf2dcc95_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hpxwkK)

It replaces the old MAU512, a 1999 Freightliner FS80/E-One:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48836284428_2c5efe7932_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hpuHVW)

This is one I've wanted a quality shot of for years, finally I had enough of waiting for the opportunity to strike so I went down to the station on Sunday and had them pull it out for me. Collapse 502, this 2006 Mack MR Series/Supreme/Fastlane doesn't see a lot of sunshine.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48836284373_a9c612b0f4_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hpuHUZ)

Another one I've waited for a quality shot of, Truck 514 is OWL's reserve ladder seen here at Station 12 filling in for Tower 512. 2000 E-One Hurricane w/ 110' ladder. Unfortunately perma-staffed by PWCDFR personnel due to a shortage of vollies.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48836830657_d58e85ce65_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hpxwiF)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 10-3-19)
Post by: charlie on October 03, 2019, 08:30:18 PM
All the fire rucks are cool. 8) The old WIA looks like it's still got a few years left in it. ;D
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 10-3-19)
Post by: JJG on October 03, 2019, 10:51:12 PM
Sometimes you just have to ask right? Glad they accommodated your request, that is worth it, not many around like it for sure!

Jim.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 10-3-19)
Post by: Wreckerman on October 05, 2019, 10:16:07 PM
Oh yeah, love all the fire rigs, especially the old Oshkosh.
I like anything to do with Military equipment, so I definitely dig the heli, beefy and tough looking whirlybird there.
The old WIA is cool, and the new KW and the Mack for OWL are both really sharp. 8)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 10-3-19)
Post by: partsman88 on October 06, 2019, 06:49:22 AM
Thanks guys. Glad you liked the Mack as much as I do.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 10-3-19)
Post by: partsman88 on November 07, 2019, 07:44:35 AM
I didn't want to make a new thread for 3 shots, so I'll stash them here.

Went to the Nats victory parade in DC on Saturday, truck opportunities were far and few between but I did catch the Clydesdale trucks coming down the parade route. Unfortunately the police presence was so heavy it made clean shots nearly impossible.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49029012402_c09f27bcfd_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hGwvf3)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49028801341_5a50a7cdcb_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hGvqv4)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49028801226_257d09dd73_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hGvqt5)

3 trailers, 8 horses. I think the first 2 trailers haul the horses and the last one hauls the gear and the carriage. Here's a few shots of them from the parade:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49012761453_69fd0ff959_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hF6dpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49013494372_09abb2f01b_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hF9YgN)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49013494177_853ed0e463_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hF9Ydr)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 11-7-19)
Post by: JJG on November 08, 2019, 12:11:24 AM
Nice stuff there, always like a little pizazz around some bright coloured trucks, you did good to catch them how you did inspire all the clutter!! It has a "victory feel" to it ::)

Jim.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 11-7-19)
Post by: Rob Archer on November 08, 2019, 01:41:52 AM
It has a "victory feel" to it ::)

Jim.

GO EXPOS!!!!
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 11-7-19)
Post by: R. Buron on November 08, 2019, 08:50:33 AM
Very good shots ! Petes and horses, what a nice mix.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 11-7-19)
Post by: partsman88 on November 08, 2019, 06:43:50 PM
Thanks guys! Jim, those cops getting in the way mostly ruined my day because I also wanted to do some non-truck shots (which, shameless self-plug, you can also view here (https://www.flickr.com/photos/b_aldridge/albums/72157711638988067)). Rene, glad you liked the shots. I'm not a horse guy but the Clydesdales are neat. Rob, your loss is our gain. Also you live in Toronto, why don't you root for the Jays? Also in case you're interested, I hear Tampa is exploring a move to Montreal, which kinda makes sense to me because Tampa doesn't even support its' teams when they're doing well.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 11-7-19)
Post by: charlie on November 08, 2019, 06:52:40 PM
The Bud trucks are neat but i'm not a big fan of the beer. ;D Saw the Clydesdales many years ago at a rodeo in Denver...…….something to remember for sure. :)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 11-7-19)
Post by: JJG on November 08, 2019, 11:26:56 PM
Rob is a Blue Jays fan Brian, he just said go Expos in reference to the Nats being former Montreal Expos........I have t think. If Montreal would get the team from Tampa, I wonder if they will rename them the Expos?

The horses are cool, the Bud beer, not so much, the Peterbilts, they look good!!

Jim
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 11-7-19)
Post by: Rob Archer on November 09, 2019, 05:36:08 AM
Brian - I do root for the Jays (just ask Charlie) but Les Expos were the first major league team in Canada and got a lot of TV exposure until the Jays opened up. The Expos and Jays were the natural rivals when inter league play started. So, it was sad when Les Expos fell into the grasp first of Jeffery Loria and then the League and finally moved to Washington. (Your gain)
The Blue Jays now play their closing spring training games in Montreal to enthuiastic crowds.
Two springs ago, rookie sensation Vladimir Guerrero Jr hit a big home run in that game.
He was actually born in Montreal when his dad played there.

So, the Toronto Blue Jays have evolved into Canada's team (check the crowds when the Jays play in Seattle) but most of us who enjoy baseball have a warm spot for Canada's first team and were quietly cheering for the Nationals because of their roots.

https://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/nationals-ceased-expos-long-ago-thin-ties-still-bring-joy/

**update** Good parade coverage Brian.
Charlie - Budweiser is brewed in Canada by Labatts. They were the lead advertisers on Expos games in the late 60's and early 70's.
The Montreal Expos started play in 1969. They were named after the 1967 Montreal Worlds Fair which was EXPO 67.
Here's an article from 10 years ago about how Loria, aided and abetted by MLB and Bud "lite" Selig destroyed the team and moved the shell to Washington.
https://bleacherreport.com/articles/118868-how-jeffrey-loria-destroyed-the-montreal-exposnationals
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 11-7-19)
Post by: partsman88 on November 10, 2019, 01:18:29 PM
I'm not sure if they would rename the Expos but I hope Montreal gets a team back. I grew up an O's fan (and still have a soft spot for them) because I was too young to understand why DC didn't have a team. It's a real shame what Loria did, he did the same thing to the Marlins too. I can't understand why he wants to own teams but have no desire to help them win titles. I wish our gain didn't have to come via such a shitty method but it is what it is.

Also I agree with you guys, not a Bud fan but the trucks are cool. And thanks for the history lesson on how the Expos were Canada's first team.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 11-7-19)
Post by: partsman88 on December 03, 2019, 07:43:33 PM
Back to the nitty-gritty, no more championship parades to attend or teams to celebrate.

Here's a small selection of shots taken recently, starting with this trio shot back-to-back-to-back this morning. Always nice when you pull out onto Route 1 and you're greeted by a trio of HX dump trucks for RLJ Thompson out of Concord, VA. Who wore it better, Rogers or East? I prefer the Rogers dump bodies.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49166417826_80bbf4c170_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hUEK65)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49165940908_197ee00df0_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hUCijm)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49166653492_2216672276_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hUFX9h)

I was pacing this T800 for San Rey Produce of Pharr, TX all the way up 81 in horrible Thanksgiving weekend traffic until I got off in Harrisonburg, so I was pleasantly surprised to find the clean shot available at the Love's in Tom's Brook, VA later up the road:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49156099436_f3c06a4e27_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hTKRMN)

Rob, here's that shot of the Lackawanna heritage leader for NS that I shot in Christiansburg the weekend I chased the US Capitol Xmas tree hauler down there.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49125001296_0f650f6aa9_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hR1toY)

Previous POTD submission, old Autocar I shot for a local down in Woodbridge:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49119113471_fbda52073e_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hQui9K)

I actually thought about submitting this for POTM last month, but was dismayed to find out Fedex Ground is not LTL (Fedex Freight is). Shot this at the TA Lexington while I was there for the Southern Classic this year.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49047441122_e39d505cfb_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hJ9XsA)

Crappy through-the-windshield shot of an ex-Dunbar Workstar for Brinks:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49097436323_6b98ec3c85_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hNzchP)

Another POTD submission, plow season will be upon us probably starting next month:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49098134282_60ca046a71_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hNCLLA)

Secret OTJ shot for POTD, they actually sent this 114SD back to Mid-Atlantic Waste because it was missing some things we had paid for, like heated mirrors for instance.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49086912121_610e61d0e6_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hMDfP4)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 12-3-19)
Post by: JJG on December 03, 2019, 11:59:58 PM
I'm thinking the Rogers too, they have a more typical dump truck box look, I know the new norm is the smooth side, maybe I'll get used to that someday!!

I like that T800 along with the FedEx rig, great set all around!

Jim.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 11-7-19)
Post by: Rob Archer on December 04, 2019, 10:55:42 AM

Rob, here's that shot of the Lackawanna heritage leader for NS that I shot in Christiansburg the weekend I chased the US Capitol Xmas tree hauler down there.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49125001296_0f650f6aa9_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hR1toY)

** Good Catch**

I actually thought about submitting this for POTM last month, but was dismayed to find out Fedex Ground is not LTL (Fedex Freight is). Shot this at the TA Lexington while I was there for the Southern Classic this year.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49047441122_e39d505cfb_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hJ9XsA)

** see remarks below**


I would have accepted FXG or UPS for that matter as LTL.
It is really though small parcel which harkens back to railroad express.
Back in 1974; when I started in the customs brokerage business REA Express was still in business although failing.
They brought enough to Canada that they hauled a trailer of small parcels in from Buffalo every night for us to clear.
In 1975 I spent a week in Windsor at the Tunnel office clearing small parcel shipments coming from the USA by bus; three or four buses every day.
Then I was transfered to the Toronto Airport office where Emery Air Freight had parcels destined for Toronto and area trucked in from Buffalo.
Other Freight Forwarders handled small parcel shipments too.
UPS finally got authority to serve Toronto directly after turning shipments over to warehouse consolidators in Buffalo to send to Toronto clearing customs in Fort Erie. They were first restricted to cars - Checker cars that had the seats removed and a plywood box installed on roof racks.
(They would have been "fun" to drive over the Burlington and Garden City Skyways on the way to Buffalo on a snowy night. Not to mention the Peace Bridge too)
UPS used rail between Chicago and New York City. I don't know if the Buffalo shipments (including Canada) were taken off the trains or if they were OTR.
Then two big events that I'm not sure of the sequence revolutionized small parcels.
FedEx....the transit time on standard parcels and documents weren't too fast in those days. Fred Smith and his associates recognised that many shipments were needed sooner and overnight to major centers was viable. So he started Federal Express with the guarentee that your package would be delivered by 10:30 AM or it was free. THAT was revolutionary!!! I was involved with setting up Frederal Express first Toronto operation in 1980.
The second event was the Staggers deregulation act and the adoption of the Twin Trailer Double as standard in the LTL business.
Roadway Express saw an opportunity to compete with UPS on the OTR movement of small parcels so started Roadway Parcel Systems.
Deregulation allowed them to open satellite terminals when they wanted and where they wanted.
So; fast forward into the late 1990's. Many of the largest LTL carriers had merged and many had failed since dereglation.
UPS dominated the over the road movement of small parcels while FedEx (Federal Express) dominated the overnight movements by air.
Now; IIRC Roadway got out of the small parcel business by selling RPS to FedEx.
UPS then started an air freight company
FedEx bought Watkins and American Freightways.
UPS bought Overnite
So; FedEx poured much money and effort into FedEx Ground. It serves all points reachable by road in North America.
The only difference between FXG and a more traditional carrier like FXF is the freight company handles heavier individual shipments.
The latest "wrinkle" in LTL is now called Final Mile. These are the "e-commerce" carriers who deliver the small parcels to the end customer.
So; yah...FedEx Ground is still LTL since all those small shipments each take Less Than a Truckload.
The Teamster organized companies of 1980 are the minority of LTL carriers 40 years later.




Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 12-3-19)
Post by: Wreckerman on December 04, 2019, 02:02:51 PM
Ooh, some super nice catches here.
The HX dumps are nice, I agree, the Rogers look better.
The tricked out T8 is cool, and that old Autocar is a really cool catch. :o
That Brinks IH is spiffy, and the FL 114SD is very interesting.
Always like the train shots, dig that Lackawanna heritage. 8)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 12-3-19)
Post by: R. Buron on December 05, 2019, 08:13:06 AM
Highly interesting historical facts here Rob; thank you for sharing.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 12-3-19)
Post by: partsman88 on December 05, 2019, 07:36:50 PM
That's a really fascinating look at how the modern LTL game has evolved Rob, thank you for sharing that. I kinda forgot Ground is LTL too because it's been a few years since my daily van driver dropped packages off at the dealership I worked at. I googled it and according to Fedex's website Freight is considered their LTL carrier, but you're right in that Freight only carries large shipments. Ground is my daily small package deliverer although I never actually see the van anymore. Also you got me thinking, it would be super neat if Fedex and UPS would pay homage to the carriers they've bought out and decorate some of their trailers in the old RPS or Overnite livery (although there are still a few Overnite cabs running around).

And thanks guys, glad you liked the shots. Those smooth-side dump bodies look alright in the full-size trailer application, but I just don't like how they look on a straight truck chassis.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 12-3-19)
Post by: partsman88 on January 08, 2020, 06:28:25 PM
Bump.

Let's see if I can finally post this set. All of these were shot in the last week or so.

Starting with a sign job at the 7-11 near my neighborhood, this RD Series and GMC 7000? both belong to Dowling Signs of Fredericksburg:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49343057826_0dced5e91c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ibh51j)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49343278577_12cc1dd0ed_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ibicCn)

The early bird gets the worm; shot this beauty a couple mornings ago at 7:30 after it had unloaded down the street from my neighborhood. SFFA Pinnacle for KRN Logistics of Jasper, GA:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49343051131_77a9b29484_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ibh31T)

Shot this W900 for Plycar in another rare Woodbridge sighting last week:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49343053531_eca8e2e8ba_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ibh3Jg)

Shot this box van for Fedex Express this morning at their terminal at Dulles airport. I think the panda wrap might have something to do with the deal they made to haul a panda from the National Zoo back to a sanctuary in China last year.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49342605983_9a52edf5cf_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ibeKFV)

Don't see too many flatbeds for Waste Management that often, thought it was neat:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49343056271_8b834f9f7c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ibh4xv)

Another OTJ shot, this trailer for Fairfax County Fire & Rescue's training division came in for service while I was off for Christmas. Apparently it has a small crawl space maze inside for recruits to go through in the dark.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49343276692_06a589d0a3_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ibic4S)

Don't ask me where you can buy Blue Bell ice cream, the dominant brands around here are Edy's, Turkey Hill, Hershey's, store brands like Wegman's, Ben & Jerry's, etc. But I shot their truck in Woodbridge last week.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49343054086_2bb8b1ca75_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ibh3TQ)

Gate Gourmet has a large operation at Dulles, this 4700 has been parked in the same spot for as long as I can remember. It's the only one sitting outside the gate.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49342598993_67b7b6c6be_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ibeHBp)

And we finish it off with a T880 for Dad's Towing Service of Ashburn, VA. I've only ever seen one other wrecker for them, and it's probably 20-30 years old. Thought this was nice though.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49343280107_7a5e9266b9_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ibid5K)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 1-8-20)
Post by: JJG on January 08, 2020, 11:18:20 PM
The 2 sign trucks are cool, not often you catch that vintage GMC on the job anymore!!

All very nice shots, the Fairfax rig is outstanding, interesting use for it too!

Jim.
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 1-8-20)
Post by: Wreckerman on January 09, 2020, 01:29:43 AM
The Mack and GMC for Dowling Signs are both interesting, particularly the GMC, that is one long looking rig.
You really got a beauty with the KRN Mack, very sharp rig there. 8)
The FedEx is neat with the Panda, the Fairfax rig and the WM are pretty cool, too.
Dad's got a nice looking KW there, maybe it's just me, but is the accent color burgundy or a dark purple?
As usual, nice shots all around. ;)
Title: Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 1-8-20)
Post by: partsman88 on January 09, 2020, 03:57:26 PM
Thanks guys! Yeah it was a real treat getting those sign trucks in action, I can't recall ever seeing them before last week. Glad to see they're still earning their keep.

The Freightliner Classic pulling the fire trailer actually belongs to Solid Waste, usually seen pulling the trash transfer trailer in the far background of that shot. We were using it to pull the fire trailer into the shop though, when the fire department came to pick it up they used one of Fairfax County's USAR tractors (a plain Western Star 4900).

And Wreckerman I think the accent color on the wrecker is a dark purple, it's hard to tell though.