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Re: Scanned negatives from 15 years ago ( spring & summer 2000)
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2015, 06:16:46 PM »
Add me to the list of Ronado FLD admirers. :) I still see one down my way occasionaly. 8)

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Re: Scanned negatives from 15 years ago ( spring & summer 2000)
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2015, 06:16:46 PM »

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Re: Scanned negatives from 15 years ago ( spring & summer 2000)
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2015, 06:19:13 PM »
Here is another series.  The first one were catched around Quebec city and the last one on the road between Quebec City and Mont-Joli Qc.

Transport Leblanc was a nice small fleet ( 15-20 trucks ) based in Warwick Qc. They were taken over in the first years of the 2000.  I don't know exactly what happens to them but  some of their assets were transferred to Select.



Expediteur Japiro was a small fleet based in Montmagny. They were melted with Select after their acquisition by Transforce around 2002.



About this time, Mackie was still hauling cars in enclosed trailers.



An old fleet from Atlantic Canada, Sunbury.



Nesel Fast Freight  was part of a group based in Ontario. They were an important furnitures hauler.  Toward the end of the 2000 , they were teamed with Gingras another furniture hauler from Quebec.  A few years ago, both Gingras & Nesel were taken over by VA from Laurier Station Qc. With this transaction, VA become the biggest furnitures hauler in Eastern Canada.  The name Gingras was dropped but  I wonder if the name Nesel have been kept for VA operations in Ontario.



Cabano was an old Quebec fleet and the carrier who have started what Transforce is today. Cabano was started in 1957 in Riviere-du-Loup Qc. Over the years they have taken over dozens of small haulers in Quebec and Atlantic Canada. Their biggest transactions came  in 1986-87 when they took over within a few months Expeditex Group (Hamel, Cartier, etc) and Brazeau. Those carriers were many times the size of Cabano  . In 1992 they took over Kingsway. Those acquisitions were difficult to integrate and  Cabano  had to find new investors to survive. Among them came the Saputo Family that had to invest more and more money to save their first investment. As a result, the Emond Brothers who had started Cabano lost the control of their company.  In 1999, the Cabano name was dropped and the company took the name of Transforce.  The name Thompson's on the trailer is about Thompson's Transfer, a carrier from Nova Scotia who was taken over by Cabano-Kingsway in 1998.
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As a bonus, a Cabano sign that was placed in the entry of their Sept-Iles terminal ( former Hamel and Cartier terminal). He was still there in 2004 when I took a picture of it . This terminal is now used by TST Overland who have taken over all the LTL operations of Transforce  on the Quebec North Shore and Labrador.
 The reefer trailer is one of a series used by Cabano to ship   by train perishable products  from Sept-Iles to the mining town of Northern Quebec & Labrador in the  eighties and nineties.


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Re: Scanned negatives from 15 years ago ( spring & summer 2000)
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2015, 07:21:37 PM »
I note the "Cabano Vrac" listing on the sign. That is now Kingsway VRAC I believe.
Can you translate the word "VRAC" into anglais for me please?

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Re: Scanned negatives from 15 years ago ( spring & summer 2000)
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2015, 07:56:17 PM »
Here you go Mr. Rob!!

Vrac = Bulk.

It's funny you mentionned the contract Cabano had,shipping perishable goods to Northern Quebec.Transforce still has this contract,via their TAT division...

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Re: Scanned negatives from 15 years ago ( spring & summer 2000)
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2015, 09:34:59 PM »
Really like that Sunbury truck. They looked a lot better in yellow then white.

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Re: Scanned negatives from 15 years ago ( spring & summer 2000)
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2015, 11:16:37 PM »
I'm with Lee on that Sunbury, what a beauty and the Japiro Ford is cool!

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Re: Scanned negatives from 15 years ago ( spring & summer 2000)
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2015, 05:51:45 AM »
Always like those dated photo's, nice thread Gerald...

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Re: Scanned negatives from 15 years ago ( spring & summer 2000)
« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2015, 06:36:46 AM »
This thread is so great!!  Keep them coming!  8)

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Re: Scanned negatives from 15 years ago ( spring & summer 2000)
« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2015, 03:54:15 PM »
Thank's guys. Here is another series. Pictures were taken  around Mont-Joli at the end of April 2000. Mont-Joli is a small town situated about 330 km NorthEast of Quebec City.

Gino Bois is an important wood chips hauler now located in Mont-Joli. They have taken over CF Morin from Pohénégamook last year.



An old FLiner conventional for FT Transport. This  Freightliner model was the fleet truck  with Fidele Tremblay from 1986 to 1998 when they switched  to the Century.



Gingras was in important furniture & appliance  hauler serving Quebec and Atlantic Canada.  Around 2005 they were taken over by the Calyx Transportation Group from Brampton ON and associated  with Nesel Fast Freight  also a furniture and appliance hauling specialist serving Ontario and Quebec.  In 2009, the Calyx Group sold Nesel and Gingras to their main competitor in their field , VA Transport now located in Boucherville Qc.  Along with his speciality, Gingras was also hauling doors & windows and later bread up to his acquisition by the Calyx Group.



GoJit is a  LTL carrier based in Montreal. They have also a parcel  and courier division named DICOM.



CF Morin is wood chip hauler based in Pohenegamook , East of Riviere-du-Loup.  Since last year, they are operated by Gino Bois.



Levasseur is a carrier specialized in forest products and building material located  also in Pohenegamook . Over the years they have added a garbage collecting and dump trucks divisions.  For many years their fleet was all Ford. With the disappearance of Ford they have switched to Sterling for a while before  starting to buy Freightliner.  Today they fleet is mostly Fliner but they also buy   some Mack Pinnacle every year .



I know that many truck fans are also rail fan. This time, my bonus pic is for them. I took this pic of a track speeder in front of a former Mont-Joli railway station. The building is now used  as a tourist information bureau and after 15 years the track scooter is still parked there.


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Re: Scanned negatives from 15 years ago ( spring & summer 2000)
« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2015, 05:37:31 PM »
Very nice once again Gerard. The Ford hauling lumber; is that on the North Shore Highway?
I like the track speeder at Mont Joli as well.

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Re: Scanned negatives from 15 years ago ( spring & summer 2000)
« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2015, 06:35:48 PM »
Very nice once again Gerard. The Ford hauling lumber; is that on the North Shore Highway?
I like the track speeder at Mont Joli as well.

Thank's Rob. All of those pics were taken in the Mont-Joli area. The lumber hauler is West bound on highway 132 a few km East of Mont-Joli.

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Re: Scanned negatives from 15 years ago ( spring & summer 2000)
« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2015, 09:21:07 PM »
I always liked the look of the early Sterlings.  Looks like that GoJit trailer has some ghost markings on it.
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Re: Scanned negatives from 15 years ago ( spring & summer 2000)
« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2015, 10:57:20 PM »
The Freightliner for FT is just awesome, always liked those trucks, the wood chip haulers are cool too and the Ford (Sterling) is sharp.

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Re: Scanned negatives from 15 years ago ( spring & summer 2000)
« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2015, 05:38:16 AM »
Thank's guys. Here is another one with pics taken mostly in Mont-Joli and the area. It will be my  last posting this week. I will  need some time to organize my pics and do a little research to write my captions for next week postings.

Guilbault unloading at the Mont-Joli shopping center. It's one of the oldest fleet in Quebec. It have been started in 1929. For many years their fleet was all Mack. By mid nineties they  were with International and few years ago they made another switch, this time going with Volvo. You will find a few more information about them with the bonus pic. Guilbault is still a family business.



Midland Courier catched on TCH near Riviere-du-Loup.



We are used to see today Mario Asselin from Amqui Qc pulling his super-B and four axles trailers with big Pete and Western Star. In 2000 they had Star and Classic and this big Ford.



Transport Levy was a big  bulk hauler in Quebec. The carrier has been started in the eighties by the legendary Rene Bussières. The fleet was sold around mid-nineties to Montgomery Tank Lines from the USA. Later Montgomery was taken over by Quality Carriers. In the first half of the 2000, Quality Carriers sold Levy glass division to Transport Robert , the fuel hauling division to Jacques Auger and they merged the remaining chemical division with their operations. . It was the end  for Levy.



A typical Day & Ross rig.



For more than a century Montmagny area was famous for his foundries making  stoves ( Belanger, L'Islet, etc.  After WWII those companies where growing and became targets for acquisition buy multi national appliances manufacturers. It was Whirlpool  who made the deal and they established a giant plant in Montmagny.  Buckley  Cartage from Mississauga may have  a favorite Whirlpool carrier so they were always lot of their trucks around Montmagny.  In the 2000 the biggest employer of the Montmagny area have decided to close his plant and move the work to Southern USA or Mexico . It was a disaster for the area.  And it was maybe a disaster
 for the quality of appliances too. My grand-mother kept his " Belanger " stove for more than fifties years and he is still in the family today.  When I look at the new appliances I bought last year, I don't think  that they will be in use in 10 years from now. My wife say that they will not last 5 years.



This bonus pic about Guilbault was published in a 1976 issue of Bulldog Magazine. I think that they had then a Canadian Edition. You can find interesting informations about the carrier.


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Re: Scanned negatives from 15 years ago ( spring & summer 2000)
« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2015, 06:23:05 PM »
this is for sure a realgolden treasure for truck lovers alot of memories espcially that belmire I used to work for a month Olymel in Iberville near St-Jean Sur Richelieu in the month of 2000 and Belmire was a the main one who came to Olymel they served alot in Ontario and New Brunswick Gingras thats one company I missed alot these days . Real Grondin I think I caught a truck for them not to long ago .
CF Morin I hope the name Cf Morin is still alive on them WS .
Guilbault have now brand new International Prostar day cabs added to their fleet .
If you got any picture of my all time favorite fleet now gone it be awesome my all time favorite fleet were
Fortier and boostway I really miss them truck .
Midland Corrier work one night there when live in Dartmouth in 2001
when I go to NB I always see something from Leveseur and they still have some sterling to that awesome fleet
Transport Ronado has some more fld I always see them in the usa .

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Re: Scanned negatives from 15 years ago ( spring & summer 2000)
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