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Rob Archer

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Old Trailer Line Up
« on: April 10, 2019, 03:40:38 AM »


CF -
Herrin??
the shorter one on the right was from Carlings brewery.

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Old Trailer Line Up
« on: April 10, 2019, 03:40:38 AM »

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Re: Old Trailer Line Up
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2019, 03:43:55 AM »
This is where it is sad that Hank had to take the website down.
I would have researched Herrin in the Gred Gruin Collection.

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Re: Old Trailer Line Up
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2019, 05:13:23 AM »
You can still find a bunch of those photos on Pinterest & other sites. Not as easy or good as HTP was but it's something. :(

                   

Paul Kane

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Re: Old Trailer Line Up
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2019, 06:52:35 AM »
Did a bit of searching and seems McClean bought Herrin in 1969.

Some interesting comments on McClean to read in this article:
https://www.ncpedia.org/mclean-trucking-company

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Re: Old Trailer Line Up
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2019, 08:31:01 AM »
The only thing I found was records of old law suits including one from 1937 over a collision in New Orleans between Herrin and a guy in a Ford Coupe who was hit while sitting at a light. Not much has changed in 70 years.
I wonder where all our LTL historians went to?
( I don't wonder actually, they are on Facebook)
The number on the CF trailer is 227-105.
Does that mean anything?

 

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Re: Old Trailer Line Up
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2019, 10:35:02 AM »
Herrin Transportation was formed in 1932 in Houston Tx by two brothers Robert and C.G.. Two years later Robert would buy out his brother's shares; and in 1942 formed a subsidiary R.T. Herrin Petrolium Transport with service in Houston, Austin, Waco and Eastland Tx. Herrin served Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Tennessee and Texas through 21 terminals with
more than a thousand pieces of equipment. The company operated Ford, Mack, Inter cabovers and White conventionals.

In early sixties Robert Herrin sold his interest in the company including in the petroleum transport subsidiary to a management
group who operated the company until 1968 when McLean Trucking bought it.

Source : The Vanishing Trucking Pioneers by M.K. Terebecki

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Re: Old Trailer Line Up
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2019, 05:41:00 AM »
Rob - Lodge Members -

CFWY 227-105, what did that mean? Note along the view of the trailer side. Apparently,
it came into service new as 27-105. The "27" designator reported a "Western Doubles"
closed van. With this one, note the front curbside door.

It is doubtful that "27" prefix indicated the trailer of the length. The "227" prefix tells
that at a later date, trailer assigned into use as a pickup/ delivery van for city duties.
With it, the first "2" in three digit prefix only for local terminal operations.

Vern

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Re: Old Trailer Line Up
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2019, 06:02:18 AM »
Thanks Vern; I was hoping you would look in here and provide your insight.


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