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Open Trucking Category => LESS THAN TRUCKLOAD => Topic started by: Rob Archer on May 12, 2018, 09:13:01 PM

Title: Reimer Slowly Disappearing?
Post by: Rob Archer on May 12, 2018, 09:13:01 PM
It's been a long time since Reimer was sold to Roadway.
Then of course Roadway was taken over by Yellow to become YRC.

Now, I did see one of the old Sterlings still operating last February; complete with a Fast-As-Flite jitney trailer.
http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/archer/2018/04-15/reimer_sterling.jpg

but  on Friday May 11 2018 I saw this set of YRC with a Volvo tractor and pups.
(https://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/0LM1TiTZc5jTOM/14952899.1/600/p/yrc_volvo.jpg) (https://www.slickpic.com/share/0LM1TiTZc5jTOM/albums/Robs-Randoms-2018/photo?view=14952899#14952899)
and I'm wondering if this is the Montreal set running from Tonawanda (Buffalo) to Dorval (Montreal)
Title: Re: Reimer Slowly Disappearing?
Post by: Greg_E on May 12, 2018, 11:30:26 PM
Looks like it has the YRC Reimer logo on the air fairing and YRC doesnít have a lot of VNLs, let alone twin-screws. Iím thinking this is what YRC Reimer will look like in years to come.
Title: Re: Reimer Slowly Disappearing?
Post by: JJG on May 13, 2018, 12:42:13 AM
I think you're right Rob, safe to say the familiar green/black/ white with red chassis will soon be gone....too bad! Rumor has it that the Burnaby terminal is looking into new tractors so we will see how that turns out. There are still active Sterling and Ch Mack units roaming around here the the old colours

Jim
Title: Re: Reimer Slowly Disappearing?
Post by: Zeprome on May 13, 2018, 07:48:41 PM
I still see some single axle Sterlings around in Mississauga. I believe they are located by the airport just down Britannia Rd/Shawson area.
Title: Re: Reimer Slowly Disappearing?
Post by: R. Buron on May 19, 2018, 02:21:55 PM
I also saw one in Windsor few daya ago.
Title: Re: Reimer Slowly Disappearing?
Post by: Rob Archer on May 24, 2018, 07:49:00 PM
Of course, after I posted this the Truck Watchers Karma  ::) catched me up.
I saw an old Yellow tractor with a Reimer 53 foot van trailer one night. No picture.
And; I also managed to get this International tractor still in Reimer paint with a YRC pup trailer doing a city peddle run.
(https://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/z5IjNOk2kTTFcz/14987813.1/600/p/reimer_inter.jpg) (https://www.slickpic.com/share/z5IjNOk2kTTFcz/albums/Robs-Randoms-2018/photo?view=14987813#14987813)

Title: Re: Reimer Slowly Disappearing?
Post by: JJG on May 24, 2018, 09:52:01 PM
Nice catch on the 9400i Rob, wish the guys that made decisions on colour would be convinced that is so much nicer........corporate identity, how important is that!!

Jim
Title: Re: Reimer Slowly Disappearing?
Post by: IowaSuperTrucker on June 16, 2018, 08:40:32 PM
The last couple Reimer's I saw down here in MN pulling stuff back north were all white tractors but had the Reimer logo on the door.
Title: Re: Reimer Slowly Disappearing?
Post by: partsman88 on June 18, 2018, 06:53:16 PM
Wayne asked me to share these Reimer shots with you guys, this seems as good a place as any. First one credit goes to Gerard.

(https://i.imgur.com/M9R7Quj.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/5Ejattg.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/i2DnyWI.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/VuzmQOv.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/uztXzLp.jpg)

Title: Re: Reimer Slowly Disappearing?
Post by: R. Buron on June 19, 2018, 08:31:16 AM
Nice to see a Gerard picture posted here
Title: Re: Reimer Slowly Disappearing?
Post by: BModelMack on June 21, 2018, 07:23:40 PM
     There are several Reimer tractors up for auction on Copart (where YRC disposes of all retired equipment).  First time I have seen Reimer equipment posted there.


          Mike
Title: Re: Reimer Slowly Disappearing?
Post by: Rob Archer on June 22, 2018, 07:38:00 PM
Those Wayne shots ...
The picture taken by the late Gerard LaPlante would have been at his spot near Sherbrooke Quebec.
The next shot of an International daycab was in eastern Ontario near Morrisburg or Ingleside on Highway 401.
The Mack was, I believe, taken at Angelos Truck Stop in eastern Ontario.
The bobtail Mack was taken at the small ESSO truck stopHusky truck stop on Shawson Drive in Mississauga. I was with Wayne that day.
The Sterling with the Yellow trailer was taken by him in Ottawa.
Then he sent me this picture of a Volvo with Reimer trailer that he saw at his spot at Highway 401 and Islington Avenue last year.

(https://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/MQMM1M004MMm5m/15130703.1/600/p/wayne_reimer.jpg) (https://www.slickpic.com/share/MQMM1M004MMm5m/albums/Wayne-Crane-Pictures/photo?view=15130703#15130703)

I believe this is the truck that runs between Buffalo (Tonawanda NY) and Montreal (Dorval QC) .
Title: Re: Reimer Slowly Disappearing?
Post by: Rob Archer on July 18, 2018, 04:17:09 AM
This one doesn't show anything since it is a rental/lease tractor from Maxim.
A pair of Yellow pups makes me assume that it is a YRC-Reimer operated unit.


(https://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/yzW0yNlyDIjWNk/15228890.1/600/p/ltop-0713-022.jpg) (https://www.slickpic.com/share/yzW0yNlyDIjWNk/albums/LTOP-2018/photo?view=15228890#15228890)
Title: Re: Reimer Slowly Disappearing?
Post by: doug mckenzie on August 07, 2018, 07:26:34 PM
Of course, after I posted this the Truck Watchers Karma  ::) catched me up.
I saw an old Yellow tractor with a Reimer 53 foot van trailer one night. No picture.
And; I also managed to get this International tractor still in Reimer paint with a YRC pup trailer doing a city peddle run.
(https://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/z5IjNOk2kTTFcz/14987813.1/600/p/reimer_inter.jpg) (https://www.slickpic.com/share/z5IjNOk2kTTFcz/albums/Robs-Randoms-2018/photo?view=14987813#14987813)

This is probably a Maxim lease.
Every now and again you'd see one in the expected colours and it's leased from Maxim.
Title: Re: Reimer Slowly Disappearing?
Post by: Rob Archer on September 11, 2018, 05:55:13 PM
Today - September 11 - I saw YRC Reimer on this city trailer. It was an old single axle Sterling still dragging around.
(https://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/TVQZMTkYTTTjD0/15398737.1/600/p/yrc_reimer.jpg) (https://www.slickpic.com/share/TVQZMTkYTTTjD0/albums/Robs-Randoms-2018/photo?view=15398737#15398737)
Title: Re: Reimer Slowly Disappearing?
Post by: Paul Kane on September 11, 2018, 07:29:02 PM
It's been a long time since Reimer was sold to Roadway.

What year was that, Rob?
Title: Re: Reimer Slowly Disappearing?
Post by: charlie on September 11, 2018, 07:43:16 PM
What year was that, Rob?

1997 Paul.
Title: Re: Reimer Slowly Disappearing?
Post by: Rob Archer on October 12, 2018, 06:54:15 PM
Yellow appeared on October 12 2018
(https://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/QkjNI5ENkQmDIN/15499674.1/600/p/yellow-reimer-yrc_%282%29.jpg) (https://www.slickpic.com/share/QkjNI5ENkQmDIN/albums/Robs-Randoms-2018/photo?view=15499674#15499674)
The fine print below the Yellow sign on the door reads "operated by Reimer Express Lines Ltd"
I wonder where this one has been hiding.
Title: Re: Reimer Slowly Disappearing?
Post by: IowaSuperTrucker on December 03, 2018, 04:44:41 PM
saw 5 Reimer tractors bobtail parked at a motel in Burnsville MN this past weekend, they are going strong on the MN to Winnipeg (im guessing) run.