truck driving in st louis in the 50's...

truck driving in st louis in the 50's & 60's

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CF Simeral

Willoughby, OH

#1 Feb 5, 2013
I am a 80 year old retired truck driver. I started my career driving in the city for Aero Drayage Co in 1952. I drove for several different co's until I left the area in 1968. I was wondering if anyone remembers those days and might have any pictures of the trucks in those days??
Wish

Saint Louis, MO

#2 Feb 5, 2013
I did ,my dad worked for strickland trucking for many many years - all but history , Have you tried googling or seaching for the information? GOod luck
Oneeye

Milford, KS

#3 Feb 5, 2013
My dad drove for Campbell 66. Their web site has a boatload of pictures.
CF Simeral

Willoughby, OH

#4 Feb 5, 2013
Wish wrote:
I did ,my dad worked for strickland trucking for many many years - all but history , Have you tried googling or seaching for the information? GOod luck
I knew a few people who worked on the dock at Strickland, the name I rember was Jim Lott.
CF Simeral

Willoughby, OH

#5 Feb 5, 2013
Oneeye wrote:
My dad drove for Campbell 66. Their web site has a boatload of pictures.
I knew a city driver for Campbell 66 if I remember right his name was Bill White, he used to carry his guitar with him and get out in traffic in downtown and play and sing. memories
Oneeye

Milford, KS

#6 Feb 6, 2013
My dad had coal black wavy hair and went by the handle CURLY. He normally drove in state. Joplin, Cape G or Columbia.
CF Simeral

Willoughby, OH

#7 Feb 6, 2013
I did some instate driving fo Frisco Transportation,my regular job at that time was in the city. my road jobs took me to Cuba, Ft Leonard Wood Joplin Springfield Lebanon Kansas City, and in between in those days.no cb radios so did not know a lot of people.
CF Simeral

Willoughby, OH

#8 Feb 6, 2013
Wish wrote:
I did ,my dad worked for strickland trucking for many many years - all but history , Have you tried googling or seaching for the information? GOod luck
I also remember 1 other name from Strickland, Harvey Candler. he was maintainance supervisor. he at that time lived in Cahokia Il.,and helped form the civil defense and auxiliary police units in Cahokia, and was the 1st cd director there
Last

Saint Louis, MO

#9 Feb 6, 2013
Name was Simpson big tall dock hand . Strickand ws sold to Wilson freight back in 79-80 eventually closed .
roll on big momma

Farmington, MO

#10 Feb 6, 2013
CF Simeral wrote:
<quoted text>I knew a city driver for Campbell 66 if I remember right his name was Bill White, he used to carry his guitar with him and get out in traffic in downtown and play and sing. memories
I remember bill white used to work with him at Campbell 66 I got a friend who is related to jim lott.......bill and his wife were pretty good singers played different places around st Louis.....guess you know the story of him pulling his truck with a rope..lol
oneeye

Milford, KS

#11 Feb 6, 2013
Go to the Campbell 66 web site and go to the bottom of the page.Strickland Trucking is housed in the collection page. Might even find your picture in there. I can remember my dad taking me with him in the late 50's on runs. That terminal in St.Louis had the biggest damn rats in the yard you ever saw. 12 guage kinda critters.
CF Simeral

Willoughby, OH

#12 Feb 6, 2013
roll on big momma wrote:
<quoted text>I remember bill white used to work with him at Campbell 66 I got a friend who is related to jim lott.......bill and his wife were pretty good singers played different places around st Louis.....guess you know the story of him pulling his truck with a rope..lol
Bill would sometimes sing at the Green door bar on north Broadway,so did my wife, if I remember right they are somehow related to Barbara Fairchild. I knew Jim Lott mostly from across the river at a bar called Kell's Gypsy Inn, when I worked there as a doorman/ bouncer. he really helped us out one night when 5 guys came in and pulled guns on us at the door, they came in to kill Kelly.
oneeye

Milford, KS

#13 Feb 6, 2013
My ad hung out at Jim and Andy's Bar at 10 North Newsted.This was the fify's. Still there today.
TruckDaughter

Saint Louis, MO

#14 Feb 7, 2013
My daddy drove for International Shoe Company in the 60's and early 70's, and then drove for Yellow Freight in the late 70's until he was able to retire, thank God! lol He drove for a gas company before ISCO but I can't remember who it was, somewhere along the river is all I can remember.
roll on big momma

Farmington, MO

#15 Feb 7, 2013
CF Simeral wrote:
<quoted text>Bill would sometimes sing at the Green door bar on north Broadway,so did my wife, if I remember right they are somehow related to Barbara Fairchild. I knew Jim Lott mostly from across the river at a bar called Kell's Gypsy Inn, when I worked there as a doorman/ bouncer. he really helped us out one night when 5 guys came in and pulled guns on us at the door, they came in to kill Kelly.
I remember Barbara's dad he drove for midland truck lines he used to sell her 45's out of his truck and car he went to about every tavern in st Louis selling her records now this was before she became famous....I remember the name Kelly's also wow that was way way back there
roll on big momma

Farmington, MO

#16 Feb 7, 2013
TruckDaughter wrote:
My daddy drove for International Shoe Company in the 60's and early 70's, and then drove for Yellow Freight in the late 70's until he was able to retire, thank God! lol He drove for a gas company before ISCO but I can't remember who it was, somewhere along the river is all I can remember.
what was your dad's last name
roll on big momma

Farmington, MO

#17 Feb 7, 2013
oneeye wrote:
Go to the Campbell 66 web site and go to the bottom of the page.Strickland Trucking is housed in the collection page. Might even find your picture in there. I can remember my dad taking me with him in the late 50's on runs. That terminal in St.Louis had the biggest damn rats in the yard you ever saw. 12 guage kinda critters.
that must of been the terminal by 13 th and Chouteau ,,,,yah it was a dump...lol...I been to the Campbell site before I drove for them in late 60's early 70's..
Oneeye

Milford, KS

#18 Feb 7, 2013
His given name was Elmer Gillam. He passed in April 1971. Budweiser got him.
CF Simeral

Willoughby, OH

#19 Feb 7, 2013
oneeye wrote:
Go to the Campbell 66 web site and go to the bottom of the page.Strickland Trucking is housed in the collection page. Might even find your picture in there. I can remember my dad taking me with him in the late 50's on runs. That terminal in St.Louis had the biggest damn rats in the yard you ever saw. 12 guage kinda critters.
I tryed going to that website but cpuld not find what you referred to.
roll on big momma

Farmington, MO

#21 Feb 7, 2013
Oneeye wrote:
His given name was Elmer Gillam. He passed in April 1971. Budweiser got him.
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