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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #270 on: April 04, 2017, 03:30:53 AM »
Looks like a pretty typical line up at Musket. They don't allow right turns for outside carriers.


It's funny you should say about no right turn in since this guy came down the street and turned right into their yard. The On Street lineup had just cleared when he did so.

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #270 on: April 04, 2017, 03:30:53 AM »

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #271 on: April 04, 2017, 04:08:15 PM »
and, some more.
NBT Freightliner when a pickup went the other way.

 ::) ::) ::)

Followed by Seatainer in an old Freightliner.

Those look like Wilson's Truck Lines stripes too. An O-L-D truck.

And it was followed byu this Kenworth from Paul's. That's a T880 KW?  - pretty new truck for hauling containers.

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #272 on: April 04, 2017, 05:48:47 PM »
It's nice to still see some oldie FLDs on the road. If anything, their persistence presence is a testimony that old trucks are quite reliable. I mean, I seen some junky highway FLD120s hauling a full load of scrap metals that requires 6 axles! Even more impressive is their resilience when climbing up the hills on 401.

Paul's, Adams and RS Rush AFAIK has recently acquired some pretty new day cabs. Of them, I think RS Rush has a sharper fleet consisted of the Western Star 5700, which is very rare among the Intermodal carriers in GTA. Oh, their Volvos are pretty top-niche too. Been wanting to catch a RS Rush truck when I'm buying parts at Freightliner/Volvos...
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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #273 on: April 05, 2017, 05:18:37 AM »
There's a US carrier called Gully/ICX that has only now started replacing some of their front line FLDs, and still have many condo sleepers in front line service! Cool to see in a fleet, as it's already notable when it's an O/O.

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #274 on: April 05, 2017, 07:10:24 AM »
The other day I caught Lucas unloading at a warehouse. Lucas is a relatively small Intermodal carrier in the GTA.


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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #275 on: April 19, 2017, 08:16:38 PM »
Is the name of this carrier DVD?


WCT in a FLD daycab....soldiering along.
 

Musket approaching a right turn from Southdown Road - not an "Interline Carrier" so they can enter their yard directly.

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #276 on: April 26, 2017, 06:29:25 PM »
A Late April Update....
In NO Particular order.

This is Musket Transport's Container Yard. It is one of three in southwest Mississauga.


Best Choice with a 40


Rythmn(? :o) on the way to pick up a can.


Axxsun runs Lonestars


Startek Logistics


And finally; this a new one for me - only seen them a couple of times. Delta Carriers



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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #277 on: April 26, 2017, 09:52:09 PM »
The Lonestars are refreshing for can haulers.

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #278 on: April 27, 2017, 05:30:39 AM »
Good catches. I'm surprised that BC is going down to Musket to p/u some NYK. After IBL moved, NYK distributed its boxes to Musket and BC IIRC.

Here's a sharp unknown O/O Pete. I've never seen this truck in the Intermodals but it's refreshing to see some sharp trucks hauling cans.



For some reason I cannot upload this image by phone. Will fix it later on computer.
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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #279 on: May 02, 2017, 04:49:28 PM »
An early May update

There was a Columbia from MDS pulling a contaioner. I'm sure I have shot the truck before so didn't take its picture again.
The chassis he was hauling looks old though. Dayton Spoke wheels aren't too common anymore.


Can't ignore all the Columbias hauling cans.


GT Group Volvo daycab.


Carmel Transport Volvo with a 20 footer from MSC


And a Kenworth W900 from Seatainer.
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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #280 on: May 02, 2017, 05:29:52 PM »
It's interesting to know that MDS still uses the old and basic generation chassis with the Dayton Spoke wheels. The odd thing to know is that the landing gear is often positioned at the passenger side, I suppose to encourage PTI?  Being partnered with OOCL they exclusively use the ex-SSL chassis. I think the orange colour is default norm in which they inherited from OOCL. I don't think they have 'better' equipments like Musket.

I know an O/O from MDS that at one time hauled those 33' extendable bridge master chassis which is only suitable for hauling super heavy 20's. I remember how he remarks that stability is great but fuel economy wise is terrible since the can is further away from the cab which captures more drag from the incoming wind.

I wonder what the acronym MDVE meant at the back of the chassis. Maritime Delivery "Something" Equipment?
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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #281 on: May 05, 2017, 04:43:25 AM »
So, so far in May there was one nice day. Rain Rain Rain....

Here is a Musket heading to their yard with a B train with 2 20's loaded.


and this Musket pulled into the driveway in a cloud of dust.

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #282 on: May 19, 2017, 04:06:29 PM »
Another May 2017 update

TMT Columbia daycab


Adams seems to be getting some new equipment - this T680 Kenworth as an example.


Another TMT Columbia daycab


Mega 1 Freightliner still grinding out miles and hours. The lift axle arrangement on the chassis isn't seen too much anymore.


Proman International headed for the Musket line.


Here is the lineup waiting to enter Musket's yard. The last truck is an "Almost LCV" of a 40 footer on the end and a 20 footer on the lead chassis. It was run by S&R Transport.


Musket's yard entrance on a different day.


It was lined up that evening too.


Two more trucks were on the way to join the line.

That Musket Container Yard is very busy.

Still in Mississauga but different street.

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #283 on: May 19, 2017, 07:55:16 PM »
Lots of familiars and interesting updates. Some of the carriers have acquired new galvanized/silver chassises which are absolutely stunning. I recognize most of them, but I don't recall seeing that Volvo (and that company logo) with the Triton container before.

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #284 on: May 19, 2017, 10:01:06 PM »
Even though the Mega 1 FLD is old and beat up,it has a cool look, spokers and all!! Quite the line up in the centre lane at Musket.

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #284 on: May 19, 2017, 10:01:06 PM »