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Author Topic: ANOTHER July 2019 visit to the 401 Updated July 28 2019  (Read 1234 times)

Rob Archer

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ANOTHER July 2019 visit to the 401 Updated July 28 2019
« on: July 22, 2019, 04:42:29 AM »
I haven't had many opportunities to get Action Shots of the various carriers on the main roads of southern Ontario in 2019.
Sunday July 21 allowed me to take sme shooting time. My spot is rather weedy and overgrown. However; we will make the best of it and see what went past.

Leading off with an unknown Peterbilt as we tried the range and target.


Then; shifting a bit we got a Volvo for Everest Transportation of Caledon East. Caledon East is actually Brampton but just a little north.
 

Wheelking Transhaul was next. They are based in Milton. The first of many Cascadias.


Another Cascadia , this one from Stargate Logistics. They are from Mississauga last time I looked.


A Volvo daycab pulling a reefer marked for Saputo Cheese. I believe the cheese plant in Georgetown is owned by Saputo now.
« Last Edit: July 28, 2019, 05:08:22 AM by Rob Archer »

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ANOTHER July 2019 visit to the 401 Updated July 28 2019
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Re: A July 2019 visit to the 401
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2019, 05:36:37 AM »
Next up....
ET Transport coming out of Concord - (note I am always surprised with the number of communities that make up the GTA...Concord being one.)

Flat deck with a roll tite and yes, another Cascadia.

Our first westbound Quebecois; Prince Logistics from Lachine. I don't think I've ever seen a tractor other than a Volvo for this fleet.


I'm not sure about this next Cascadia - it appears to be another from Quebec. The darn weed hides the letting enough I can't read it .
Merci a Rene Buron  ;D for identifying Litbec; Top Bedding from Quebec.


A Kenworth is up next from True North Freight Solutions who are from Brampton.


Here is a Peterbilt from BGX Transport from Mississauga.
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Re: A July 2019 visit to the 401
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2019, 05:56:46 AM »
Time to get the old weedwhacker out Mr. A. :) ;D

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Re: A July 2019 visit to the 401
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2019, 08:01:13 AM »
Time to get the old weedwhacker out Mr. A. :) ;D

They might be "protected species"  ::) ;D

iHaul Trucking, another carrier from Beautiful Downtown Brampton, with a Volvo with a deer guard on his bumper.
http://ihaultrucking.com/index.html


Next, another Cascadia, this time from Rajpura Transport from the Montreal suburb of Dorval.


Another Cascadia - this one from ERB. Based in New Hamburg with a large terminal in Mississauga. Always unusual to see a tractor that isn't an International from ERB.


Then we have a customized Peterbilt from  (somebody???) . The green on the black isn't the most visible lettering.


Another Cascadia! That's about all I can tell about this one.

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Re: A July 2019 visit to the 401
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2019, 11:52:55 AM »
The ERB Cascadia is a sharp looking rig, even a Cascadia looks good washed and polished up and with a nice paint scheme. ;D
Speaking of polishing, looks like that black Pete could use some. ;)
Nice catches.
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Re: A July 2019 visit to the 401
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2019, 12:24:38 PM »
The red Freightliner is from Litbec Inc. the private fleet of Frank Lareau Inc. a producer of wood shavings trading as TOP
BEDDING. The company is located in Eastern Townships 75 kil South of Montréal.

https://www.jobillico.com/voir-entreprise/frank-lareau-inc-top-bedding

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Re: A July 2019 visit to the 401
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2019, 02:21:28 PM »
I see Prince a ton down here Rob, and I have yet to see anything other than an old VNL. They must've bought 'em in bulk. Nice catch on that Saputo cheese Volvo with the tridem too, looking forward to seeing those in a couple months.

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Re: A July 2019 visit to the 401
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2019, 05:59:22 PM »
Canada Cartage ....seen everywhere in the GTA and at all hours of every day.


Bison Transport - they are celevrating their 50th anniversary this year.


Another big fleet is Challenger. The KW was being zoomed by Shandex


Then, a Bison trailer being moved by Meerab Transport.


And, thsi chapter....Large Fleets ....closes with Contrans Tank (formerly Laidlaw) with a food products tank halued by a Peterbilt daycab.

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Re: A July 2019 visit to the 401
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2019, 06:09:11 PM »
The Contrans Tank Pete is really sharp. :)

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Re: A July 2019 visit to the 401
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2019, 10:37:25 PM »
I'm with Charlie on the Contrans, gotta shoot as many while they are still in the great colour scheme!! You're right about the ERB Freightliner, not a common truck for them, looks good though!

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Re: A July 2019 visit to the 401
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2019, 03:36:53 AM »
Thanks for your comments.

Here is another uncommon tractor for the fleet it represents. Highlight Motor Freight usually runs Volvos doesn't it? I wonder if this Kenworth is a test unit


Group Robert was an early adopter of solar panels on tractors. They were first used on the natural gas powered Peterbilts. I've seen pictures of them installed on Volvos and here is a Mack so equipped.


Speaking of solar panels - there were several Kenworths from Bourassa headed to Quebec that had them installed. The sign ended up blocking the shot.


Oh wait..here's another Cascadia . Eassons Transport from Kentville NS.


From mere observation there are fewer older Freightliners on the road. Here is a Classic from Sunrise Freight of Mississauga .


Greenway Carriers out of Brampton


So we will finish with a Cascadia from what is the largest carrier in Canada now. NOT INCLUDING TRANSFORCE/TFI. CNTL has a lot of trucks on the road.


That concludes the visit on Sunday July 21 2019.
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Re: A July 2019 visit to the 401
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2019, 07:30:06 PM »
Here is another uncommon tractor for the fleet it represents. Highlight Motor Freight usually runs Volvos doesn't it? I wonder if this Kenworth is a test unit

Rob, I caught one a little over two years ago on I-79, back in April '17.  May have shot one on another occasion, but can't remember for sure.  Can you read the unit # on yours?  This one is 1127.





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Re: A July 2019 visit to the 401
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2019, 02:58:44 PM »
Man I really hope I can get a Laidlaw still wearing the old livery before they all disappear up north. That Pete food tanker looks great in those colors. And it's nice to see something other than a Volvo pulling for Highlight, I was getting tired of seeing those all the time. I'm excited to hopefully see some CN rigs up north too, they're a hard catch to find in the northern states it seems.

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Re: ANOTHER July 2019 visit to the 401 Updated July 28 2019
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2019, 05:23:29 AM »
Saturday July 28 2019

I had another chance to go to my spot by the 401 again on Saturday Juky 28.

So; Leading off....

Orbit Freight with a new Cascadia and reefer.


CNTL Volvo with an older (heated) container. They didn't need the heater though. 28C degrees.


One thing different about Saturday over Sunday was the number of dump trucks running.


King Air Volvo


Euro Link Logistics (Brampton)


Older unknown Columbia


King Air Volvo with a reefer trailer - no trailer skirts means he doesn't go as far as California?


Another Dumper
 

Charger Logistics Cascadia daycab


This Volvo tractor has the colourful side decals of Blue Line Logistics but hauling a Can Truck trailer from Brampton.


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Re: ANOTHER July 2019 visit to the 401 Updated July 28 2019
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2019, 01:26:40 PM »
The Freightliner day cab which pull the Charger Logistics trailer is operated by RAV Cartage from Les Coteaux (qc).

http://ravcartage.com/long.html

Charger and RAV seems to be two faces of the same corporation Charger operating in Ontario, Quebec and South to the US and Mexico and RAV mainly throughout Canada.

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Re: ANOTHER July 2019 visit to the 401 Updated July 28 2019
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