Hello again folks, hope you've had a great weekend so far.
I'm back with another of the usual weekend 20 packs.
Getting us started today, a Peterbilt 379.
Second out, another Pete, this time a 357 for Central Carolina Concrete from Greensboro, North Carolina.
A heavy looking Ford F-550.
A cool Sterling L9513.
I've often wondered, since Sterlings are no longer built, if they'll join the likes of Brockway, Diamond Reo, and other defunct builders, with what are now modern, but aging, Sterlings eventually being sought after as collectible antiques.
Hopefully at least one example can be preserved.
A typically bright Peterbilt 567 for GFL Environmental, who're headquartered in Vaughan, Ontario.
A cool old Ford F-350.
A clean little Peterbilt 337 for FedEx Freight, whose headquarters are in Harrison, Arkansas.
I had a book about strange laws, and in it I read that, in the state of Arkansas, it is illegal to pronounce the state's name as "Ar - Kansas", with the Kansas part being pronounced like the state of Kansas is.
A nice, and somewhat rare, CAT CT660.
I'd be interested to know what happened with these CATs. Why did CAT start building them? Why did they stop?
If you read my ramble about Sterlings above, the same goes for these.
A Peterbilt 377.
Don't see many 377s around.
A nice Kenworth W900L.
A bright Mack Granite for Wall Recycling from Raleigh, NC.
I'd assume "Wall" is a name of someone of importance at the company, because if not, just recycling walls doesn't seem like a very profitable endeavor.
A very sharp Peterbilt 379 for Simpson Trucking from Helenwood, TN.
A typically classy Kenworth T680 for Walpole, who're headquartered in Okeechobee, Florida.
Looking quite nice, if I do say so myself, we have a Peterbilt 379 for Battleground Wrecker from Burlington, NC.
Aside from sounding cool, Battleground, as a name, is drawn from local history: in 1771, a group of armed locals, mostly farmers, who called themselves "Regulators", battled against Royal Governor Tryon's militia forces. The Regulators, tired of overly expensive land, embezzlement of taxes, and collusion between creditors and public officials, had tried for some time to come to a peaceful arrangement with the government, but they were spurned, and the government offered no response.
Forced to a confrontation, the Regulators bravely battled Tryon's forces, but were defeated. Obviously this action was not in vain, as it was just one more example of the mistreatment of the Colonies under British rule, and was a precursor the American War for Independence.
They occasionally re-enact this conflict at the Alamance Battleground, with impressive costumes and props.
A very wide shot of an International Workstar.
I don't see many Workstar mixers, so even a fairly poor shot as this rated a place here.
A sharp Peterbilt 379.
A nice Kenworth T880 for W.O. Grubb, whose headquarters are in Richmond, Virginia.
A Kenworth W900L.
Another KW, this one a T880 for Turner Asphalt from Raleigh, NC.
And lastly, an always fun bridge shot, this one a sharp Freightliner Classic.
Thanks for looking, and have a great upcoming week!