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Paul Kane

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Old FLD's never die....
« on: August 15, 2008, 06:05:54 PM »
...they just get sent to the can(s). :roll:

A few of the many running out of the Charleston area ports.













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Old FLD's never die....
« on: August 15, 2008, 06:05:54 PM »

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Ray F

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Re: Old FLD's never die....
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2008, 06:19:56 PM »
those are some great looking pics Paul  :-D :-D theres a Local O/O that has a FLD Flattops that still haul Flatbeds around here  :-D :-D :-D

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Re: Old FLD's never die....
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2008, 03:27:53 AM »
I'm partial to FLD's since I grew up around 2 of them. I bet the white and yellow one pulled for Swfit back in the day.

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Re: Old FLD's never die....
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2008, 11:14:03 AM »
Thank you for sharing Paul. A Reefer fleet by the name of Dewey came to mind when I looked closely at the 2nd FLD but the pinstriping doesn't fit.
There were trucks like the Pineapple out of Denver along with Carol Smith and his big black pete w/ a KTA600, The Monfort gang (Monfort Lane) ,Cantrell out of Mo. w/his wicked 359 3408 cat and all his friends, Frank Frazer and his small bunk, big KTA 600.

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Re: Old FLD's never die....
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2008, 03:48:51 PM »
Around here we still  see quite a few FLD with small regional carriers.  Many coming from big fleet have a second career pulling cans.

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Re: Old FLD's never die....
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2008, 03:58:35 PM »
Seems like a lot of the Freightliner FLDs are being used widely as can haulers or carnival trucks.  Good catches though, the Freightliner FLD is one of my favorite tractor models.

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Paul Kane

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Re: Old FLD's never die....
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2008, 05:52:08 PM »
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I bet the white and yellow one pulled for Swfit back in the day
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Why do you say that David?

The second one down looks to be an ex-Commscope unit.  Any ideas on the green and white one in the fifth picture?

JP

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Re: Old FLD's never die....
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2008, 09:05:24 PM »
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Why do you say that David?

Because you can see where the decals once were.
No sheep, no bows on real trucks.

DAVID350

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Re: Old FLD's never die....
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2008, 02:12:52 AM »
That and Swift always had the 3/4 side fairings.

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The second one down looks to be an ex-Commscope unit.

For sure.
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Re: Old FLD's never die....
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2008, 10:34:30 AM »
It looks like that first FLD might be an ex-New Century tractor.

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Re: Old FLD's never die....
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2008, 02:09:29 AM »
really nice pics from FLD's

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