Car Hauler for Sale

Here are the latest car haulers for sale at West Coast Enterprises. Looks like late-model Cottrell trailers are hard to come by!

2006 FREIGHTLINER cottrell car hauler COLUMBIA
/C-10LT Caterpillar C-15 47548' '13 Speed $221,746

2006 PTRB cottrell car hauler 379 Caterpillar C-15 47548'' 13 Speed Call!

2001 FREIGHTLINER/BOYDSTUNFL 112/9178S Caterpillar C-12 4302413 Speed$105,000

2001 Peterbilt379/9178SCAT C15 5504813 Speed$125,000

2001 Peterbilt379 /3 CAR BOYDCaterpillar 3406E 5504818$119,000

2000 FreightlinerFLD120Caterpillar C15 5504813 Speed$130,000

2000 FREIGHTLINER/BOYDFLD 120/9178SCAT 3406E 4754813 Speed $70,000

2000 FREIGHTLINER/BOYDSTUN FLD 120/9178SCAT 3406E 4754813 Speed $87,500

2000 FREIGHTLINER cottrell car hauler FLD120/C-14IWADetroit SERIES 60 50048''10 Speed $91,500

2000 FREIGHTLINER/DELAVAN FL112/2878CAT C12 43030''10 Speed $69,500

1999 Freightliner FLD120Detroit SERIES 60 50048RTLO16913A $73,500

1999 FREIGHTLINER/BOYDSTUN FLD 120/9189SCAT 3406E 60"$68,000

1999PTRB/BOYDSTUN379/9101QLCaterpillar C-15 55036"18 speed $88,000

1997 Peterbilt379 EXHD/C-14Caterpillar 3406E 55048''18 SPEED $67,000

1997 PTRB/BOYDSTUN379Detroit SERIES 60 4754813 Speed $63,000

1995 International 4900/4CCINTERNATIONAL DT 466 5 Speed $18,500

1995 VOLVO/BOYDSTUN610/9178SDetroit SERIES 60 37060"13 Speed $62,000

Press Release Source: International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Teamster Members at Allied Continue Strike Authorizations
Tuesday June 13, 10:54 am ET
Company Threatens Continued Interim Wage Rates

WASHINGTON, June 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Managers at Allied Holdings, Inc. repeated their request to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Georgia on June 8, 2006, to continue to impose wage and compensation reductions at the U.S.- operations of Allied Systems, Ltd., F.J. Boutell Driveaway Company, LLC and Transport Support, LLC, from July 1, 2006 through September 30, 2006.

The bankruptcy court has scheduled a hearing on Allied's motion beginning June 23, 2006 in Atlanta.

"Current managers at Allied have failed job one in the trucking industry and the Teamsters national negotiating committee as well as many of our affected members will oppose this latest attack against our contract at the court in Atlanta," said Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa. "Intentional neglect of the operating fleet in order to pay non-productive and exorbitant turnaround fees and bonuses totaling multi-millions of earned revenue dollars is unacceptable."

Teamster drivers, yard personnel and maintenance employees perform skilled and dedicated professional service in a physically demanding, time-sensitive industry.

On June 10 and 11, members working at Allied in the jurisdictions of Local 89, Louisville, Kentucky; Local 327, Nashville, Tennessee; Local 957, Dayton, Ohio; Local 299, Detroit, Michigan; Local 355, Baltimore, Maryland; Local 961, Denver, Colorado; Local 391, Greensboro, North Carolina attended specially- called meetings. Members at the meetings showed unanimous support for a resolution authorizing strike action if Allied uses the bankruptcy court to reject and void Allied's participation in the National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) and Supplements. These authorizations follow the similar support received from the members of Local 332 in Flint, Michigan on June 4.

"It is obvious to all industry employees that Allied's current management has breached the basic covenant between management and Teamster labor under the NMATA," said Fred Zuckerman, Director of the Teamsters Carhaul Division.

Car hauler wants wage cuts extended

Allied is doing it again

Found this article tonight by the following writer:

By Robert Schoenberger
The Courier-Journal

Car hauler Allied Holdings, which is in bankruptcy, has asked a court for permission to extend wage cuts for its drivers until Sept. 30. The temporary wage cuts are set to expire at the end of this month.

The Teamsters union, which represents the drivers, said it will fight the proposal.

Last month, Allied won approval from a federal bankruptcy court in Georgia to cut the wages by 10 percent. It said without the cuts it would run out of money by July. In court filings then, Allied said it would spend the two months trying to negotiate a contract with the Teamsters.

But if talks failed, the company said then, it would ask the court to void its union contracts. Union leaders said contract cancellations would likely lead to a nationwide strike, which would make it difficult for automakers to move vehicles from plants to dealerships.

Allied is the country's largest auto hauler. In Kentucky, it has terminals in Louisville, Georgetown and Bowling Green serving Ford, Toyota and General Motors plants.

Fred Perillo, an attorney for the Teamsters, said Allied has not offered a workable contract in negotiations, and he said he plans to oppose the extension of wage cuts at a hearing on June 23.

"Our objective is to protect our members," Perillo said. He added that he sees no benefit in keeping wages depressed while the company drags its feet at the negotiating table.

In its filings, Allied said it was ready to request that the contracts be voided but was asked by an investor to seek the extension and continue negotiating with the Teamsters.

The Yucaipa Cos., a California investment firm owned by Democratic Party fundraiser Ronald Burkle, bought about two-thirds of Allied's $150 million in bonded debt. The investment firm retains former President Bill Clinton and civil-rights activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson as advisers.

In its filing, Allied said Yucaipa asked it to continue bargaining and arranged a $30 million loan so the company could keep paying its bills.

Yucaipa representatives did not return calls seeking comment on their request to delay the contract cancellations.

The firm has been described as union-friendly.

Last year, when Yucaipa invested $150 million in Pathmark grocery stores in New Jersey, United Food and Commercial Workers President Joe Hansen said the firm has great relationships with unions.

Yucaipa is working with the union representing newspaper employees in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., to buy the Times-Leader from its parent, the McClatchy Co., and turn it into an employee-run operation.

In addition to extending the pay cuts by another three months, Allied asked for permission not to make increased payments to its pension and health care plans that are scheduled to take effect Aug. 1.

Reporter Robert Schoenberger can be reached at (502) 582-4669.


Ok, finally! Apparently you just have to wait a hellaciously long time before the blogger computer figures out what to do with these pictures.

Meant to get these up months and months ago. Somebody from Southeastern Transport wasnice enough to send me some new pictures of the Boydstun screw trailers they bought to haul Toyotas.

I'd be interested in hearing what folks think. I've heard good things from Walter down at Southeastern. Some other guys at Selland were grumbling last year about too much maintenance on the Cottrell screw trailer, but I didn't hear too much beyond the fact that the maintenance guy wasn't too keen on lubing those screws once a week. Don't even know if that's required, though that is a heck of a lot of metal-on-metal.

Boydstun Screw Trailer

Hopefully if you click on this, you'll see the new Boydstun screw trailer.
If not, I may have to take this computer out to the driveway and drive over it a couple times.

Coming Soon: Auto Transport Directory

Of course soon is a relative term. We'd like to get as much in it as possible: auto transport equipment repair facilities, manufacturers, salesmen, parts, finance, insurance... you name it. (I'm tired of working so hard to find phone numbers when I need them... seems like there ought to be a book for car haulers!)