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The headache rack on that log truck makes me laugh. With a load like that what's the point?!

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i see those Matlack R's have air starter tanks and no battery box on the pass side. don't think I ever saw an R with only one battery box . kinda a shame to see all those big Mack fleets gone and replaced with plain white and blue trucks

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Mark

Was that Matlack picture taken in Sweedsboro NJ??? I do not remember any Matlack tractors with blck fenders either? I think it is just the way the shadow falls on them??

No aiar starters either?? The 2 white dots behind the fuel tank in the first one are pump outlets and the black square in the last one is a PTO driven compressor for blowing off liquid loads.

Brocky

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I think Matlack went out of business (union issues?). A good friend of mine worked in the maintenance shop and moved to Air Products. He since retired from AP. I will see him at York if not I will see him at Macungie. There is a current Matlack website (can't post link) for "old timers" and shows pics of the fleet and functions.

I think all were green with yellow wheels. The shadows make them look like black fenders.

Ken

HOF City, PRR Country, and Charter member of the "Mack Pack"

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Jim,i wondered about that myself (the truck next to the Brockway) I'm thinking it may be one of these IH Conco's? given it's an IH dealer? and the timeframe? just a guess on my part....................................Mark

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Matlack went out of business by a combo of deregulation and poor management, and possibily a break up of the Rollins family. They were owned by the Rollins family from Delaware. The family also owned Rollins Leasing which was sold to Penske, and the Dover DE race track. The Majority of Matlack equipment and customers went to Superior Carriers. Dana also took one of Matlack's large southern lease operators and expanded their operation nationwide.

James:

In 1974 the CEO, CFO, and a couple of other Matlack top officers took their year end bonus and bought Quality Carriers of Bristol Wisc, and expanded it into chemicals and I believe it is still the same company which now has Tampa FL as an address on the doors.

Brocky

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Matlack went out of business by a combo of deregulation and poor management, and possibily a break up of the Rollins family. They were owned by the Rollins family from Delaware. The family also owned Rollins Leasing which was sold to Penske, and the Dover DE race track. The Majority of Matlack equipment and customers went to Superior Carriers. Dana also took one of Matlack's large southern lease operators and expanded their operation nationwide.

thanks for the correction and the "rest of the story".

Ken

HOF City, PRR Country, and Charter member of the "Mack Pack"

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Jim,i wondered about that myself (the truck next to the Brockway) I'm thinking it may be one of these IH Conco's? given it's an IH dealer? and the timeframe? just a guess on my part....................................Mark

The door handles don't look like anything I've seen on an International. Also the door window opening is curved at the bottom rear. That's why I ruled out Ford. I'm thinking it's somewhat rare model.

Jim

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Jim,Mark,I'm thinking the red cabinover is a Marmon also. Door handles give it away. See what what you guys think.That Brock sure is a beauty, though! Al

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Jim,Mark,I'm thinking the red cabinover is a Marmon also. Door handles give it away. See what what you guys think.That Brock sure is a beauty, though! Al

I'd say that's it. I don't think very many trucks had those rounded window openings on an otherwise square cab.

Jim

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