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Fun Challenge (Read the bottom)
« on: August 15, 2007, 11:01:56 PM »
National Transport 101: Refrigeration
A class on transportation

The basic idea behind refrigerated transport is of swiftly moving perishables for critical on time deliveries. The central freight carried is frozen foods like meats, orange juice or pies, but can also include mushrooms and produce, which need to be transported in insulated vans to keep from freezing.

The history of refrigerated transport is not clear, some speculate it may have been the Vikings to first use ice to keep their food longer on their trips. Some historians believe the Pilgrims who came across in the Mayflower to land on the North American continent were the first, or even the Navajo Indians during the same century.

The first mechanically central refrigerated trucks started showing up on the roadways in the 1940’s. Early builders of transport reefers adapted railroad technology. Also like the railroads, popular early routes were along the transcon highways. Denver – Chicago was a heavily traveled route as it seemed to be the best way coming from western distribution points.

The Los Angeles – Seattle market expanded during the 1970’s as longer trucks began to motor cargo up the mountain passes. Meanwhile Carolina freight made it way like an arrow across the Mason – Dixon line over night to New England.

The key line in refrigeration is to keep food from spoiling. However with produce, freight will be green at the merchants and yellow in transit. “Yellow freight is good, what we don’t want is brown freight” Simon Campbell (66) expressed. “What can Brown do for you? It can cause you to loose a lot of money” followed Dick Jones (35). Dick and Simon allied together and run team for XYZ Transportation of Defiance, OH.

Lee Roberts was a pilot before he became a truck driver. “I wouldn’t change it for anything, except maybe during  the months preceding May” Lee’s way of running is hard between the US and Canada. “Canadian freight weighs in a bout the same as American freight weighs, so it pays about the same” explained Lee. “I just happen to like the people up there”.

Paul Arpin runs refrigerated LTL for Acme Inc. of Springfield, MO. “You do a lot of pick ups and drops of consolidated freight along your route”. It’s a challenge that he shares with his friends. “Oh, I think it was Garret that introduced me to LTL like this and Gordon is one of those guys who will help the green kid out before he hurts himself.” said Paul jokingly.

As countries become united on the global scale, refrigeration will continue to be a central transport means of goods. “There are plenty of Pros and Cons in doing this. You just hope the Pros weigh more than the Cons weigh” shared Roberts. The federal government isn’t helping either. The Fed exercised a move recently to monitor the pollution of the mechanical refrigeration engines. A move that may dampen the yellow roadway outlook of the industry – to borrow a theme from Wizzard of Oz.

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Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction and is not meant to be an accurate representation of the subject titled. It is a tongue a check attempt to see if I could use the names of 50 or more trucking company names creatively hidden with this fiction. Can you find all 50 names?

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Fun Challenge (Read the bottom)
« on: August 15, 2007, 11:01:56 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2007, 09:30:56 AM »
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Can you find all 50 names?

Most.  :-D

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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2007, 11:33:46 AM »
1.Central Refrigerated Transport 2.Swift 3.Fedex 4.Viking 5. Mayflower 6. Navajo 7. Western Distributing 8. Motor Cargo 9. Carolina 10. Mason-Dixon
11. CR England 12.Yellow 13. UPS 14. Dick Simon 15.XYZ 16. Canadian FreightWays 17.Paul Arpin 18.Acme 19.CF 20.Gordan 21.Central Transport 22. Conway 23.Roadway

Didnt quite get half of them  :|

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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2007, 11:48:23 AM »
24. Builders Transport
25. North American (van lines)
26. Transcon (former LTL company)
27.  Denver Chicago (another LTL company)
28.  Arrow Freightways
29.  Cambell's 66 (ltl company)
30.  Roberts
31.  Pilot
32.  Dick May
33.  American Freightways (AF)
34.  Prime, INC
35.  Cooper Garrett
36.  Global Van Lines
37.  United Van Lines

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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2007, 01:08:39 PM »
38.Mushroom
39.Key Line
40.Merchants
41.Allied
42.Lee-Way

Well written, Joe. :-D
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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2007, 01:42:10 PM »
43. New England
44. Land
45. Brown
46. Jones
47. Bestway
48. On Time
49. Western
50. Over night

Very interesting story Joe.  :-D Appears you have too much free time on your hands driving that desk.  :lol: :roll:

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Re: Fun Challenge (Read the bottom)
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2007, 10:09:33 PM »
There are a few more hidden away in there... great work guys!
One is pretty obvious but includes the various names it's gone by during it's exsistance.

Charlie, enjoyed the laugh! :evil:

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Re: Fun Challenge (Read the bottom)
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2007, 08:27:11 AM »
Navajo is hidden
its a binder thing you just wouldnt get it...

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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2007, 08:57:20 AM »
Would that desk be a company desk, or is it an owner-operator? :wink:

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Re: Fun Challenge (Read the bottom)
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2007, 02:25:12 AM »
Los Angeles-Seattle Motor Express
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« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2007, 03:02:13 AM »
I'd say
Refrigerated Transport
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Re: Fun Challenge (Read the bottom)
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2007, 12:59:56 AM »
woo hoo guys! You guys did awesome...

Here are the rest:

Central Freight (not to be confused with Central Transport - different companies)

Yellow was actually under several different names, "Yellow Freight", "Yellow Transit" and "Yellow Roadway" (YRC)

PIE

May Trucking, CACH was on the right trail

National Transport 101 was right there in the title the whole time

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« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2007, 12:59:56 AM »

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