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


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Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
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Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2007, 09:08:05 PM »
Ryder ran I 81 pretty heavy back in the 60's

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

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

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

Widing out of St. John OR

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

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

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

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

Kaw Transport   a link shows it was bought out by Liquid Transport
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Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2007, 10:02:45 AM »
  Maxwell out of cincinnati I think. Racechaser8

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Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2007, 12:11:31 PM »
Refiners Transport and Terminal (later to become BMI) out of Oregon Ohio.

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Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2007, 12:45:31 PM »
ABF had O/O runing tanks back in the 80' too

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Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2007, 02:34:05 PM »
Merrill Transport from Portland, ME.  Operated in Northern New England from 1940's until they were bought up by Superior Carriers in the late '80's I believe.  Had 4 or 5 terminals in ME plus one in VT.  Big user of IH power with 230 Cummins(!) at the end of it.  The last batch of tractors were 1984 White/GMC's with 315 Cummins in them.  Mostly hauled diesel, gas, and a lot of black oil for the many paper mills back then.  For years and years they hauled all the fuel oil for the power plant on top of MT. Washington in New Hampshire.

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Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2007, 07:43:49 PM »
Quite a few TL & LTL companies had a tanker fleet back in the day. A few that come to mind are:

Consolidated Freightways

Mason-Dixon

PIE

Lee & Estes

Denver - Chicago

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Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2007, 08:14:48 PM »
CANTLAY TANZOLA OPERATED IN THE WESTERN STATES.
  THERE WAS A TANK LINE IN LONG BEACH CALIF. BY THE NAME I THINK  WAS  HARBOR TANK LINES.
 RINGSBY TRUCK LINE ALSO HAD TANKERS .
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Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2007, 08:28:20 PM »
What about Frontier Delivery Service out of Buffalo?
Does anyone remember them?
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Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2007, 08:32:25 PM »
Quite a few TL & LTL companies had a tanker fleet back in the day. A few that come to mind are:

Consolidated Freightways

Mason-Dixon

PIE

Lee & Estes

Denver - Chicago

I believe Denver Chicago sold their tank operation to Ruan and that was a long time ago.

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Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2007, 08:52:16 PM »
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CANTLAY TANZOLA OPERATED IN THE WESTERN STATES.

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

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

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Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2007, 07:51:13 PM »

Burlington Industries

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

Liquid Cargo - bought out by Dana-Suttles

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

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Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2007, 07:15:34 AM »

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


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


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Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2007, 12:49:27 PM »
Quadrel Brothers - Jersey outfit bought out by Matlack

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

Montgomery Tank Lines - Part of the QC takeover
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Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2007, 06:18:26 PM »
Quite a few TL & LTL companies had a tanker fleet back in the day. A few that come to mind are:

Consolidated Freightways

Mason-Dixon

PIE

Lee & Estes

Denver - Chicago

Charlton Bros. Transportation Co. out of Hagerstown, MD had a tank division.
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Re: Tank Lines That Have Faded Into History
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2007, 06:18:26 PM »