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John Frances
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The 3 trucks on the left have the 3 different cab types of the original Freightliners : Series 600, Series 800 and Series 100/400.
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/a096866c-2d1e-40a7-a393-4983.jpg

Hyster had 4 of these trucks.
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/988b928b-ab2a-4e5c-9428-5332.jpg

Facebook photo of the 1st one.
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/54e7b0f6-59a8-4a99-92cc-673b.jpg

The attachment is a better version of this picture. You can read the emblem.
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This article says the post-war trucks had the emblems.
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Here's a bigger version of this picture. I fixed it up but the original is at the Portland Archives here.

http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/41f5e4a4-a860-4c10-b125-d0f0.jpg.

It's dated there as 1950 but it has to be early '40s (I'm guessing '42 based on the license plates) because the truck has just Freightways on it. Freightways was thought up by CF in 1940 with 9 other companies where CF would coordinate shipping among the member companies and the entire trip would be billed as Freightways. The government decided it was a monopoly and made them break it up in 1943.

PIE was a member of the group which is why they had Salt Lake City built Freightliners.

These pages (from Hathi Trust) list the companies involved and the final decree including the prohibition on using the name Freightways by itself.
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All I know is what I read in the papers, but, #184 was built at the Fageol plant in Oakland in '37, the 'Monkey Ward' trucks were built at the CF shops in Portland in '39 and the Freightways/Freightliners were built at Freightways Manufacturing (name was changed to Freightliner Corporation in August '42) in Salt Lake City '40-2.
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Where was the first one done. I was told once that it was done in the old shop at Road Forks NM but never knew if that was accurate or just a story. 49 years in the trucking business taught me that sometimes stories could possibly maybe almost be slightly incorrect.

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Great photos John, thanks for posting.

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This picture was posted on Facebook by John Miller. It appears to be the original '37 Fageol converted into a Freightways/Freightliner. Number 184 was the first COE Consolidated Freightways had.
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Number 82 was the first truck built in Salt Lake City. Consolidated Freightways bought it on Jul 9 1940 for $9424.30. Subsequent trucks cost $9924.30.


Freightways trailer 1942.
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