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Author Topic: American Freightways ghosted advertisements  (Read 1953 times)

roogie

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American Freightways ghosted advertisements
« on: May 15, 2015, 08:08:50 PM »
This was American Freightways' way of advertising coverage to a new state, these decals professed 100% coverage for Illinois on a G-van for P&D usage.  G vans were 40' single axle Monons.

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American Freightways ghosted advertisements
« on: May 15, 2015, 08:08:50 PM »

Chris_E

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Re: American Freightways ghosted advertisements
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2015, 09:10:30 AM »
Cool photo!  I remember seeing a trailer that said "100% New Jersey coverage" when I was a kid.  I think the power was a then new Freightliner FL70.
The foot turned to the horse, the horse to the carriage, the carriage to the train, and the train to the truck.

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Re: American Freightways ghosted advertisements
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2015, 09:19:03 AM »
I like that.......cool gimmick. :) 8)

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Re: American Freightways ghosted advertisements
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2015, 09:45:04 AM »

I remember seeing American more in their later years. Occasionally an old red Volvo will still be spotted running local work for FedEx, but they are getting really rare anymore. What was the story with AF shutting down? Were they in financial trouble, or was the FedEx offer difficult to pass up? I ask because it seemed like they were doing well up until the early 2000's when they were bought.

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Re: American Freightways ghosted advertisements
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2015, 03:43:35 PM »

I remember seeing American more in their later years. Occasionally an old red Volvo will still be spotted running local work for FedEx, but they are getting really rare anymore. What was the story with AF shutting down? Were they in financial trouble, or was the FedEx offer difficult to pass up? I ask because it seemed like they were doing well up until the early 2000's when they were bought.

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I believe that the price was right in a Bob Barker kind of way.  :)

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Re: American Freightways ghosted advertisements
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2015, 06:35:35 PM »

Ah I see you mean, thanks!

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