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Todd Holmes's Comment
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Please don't beat me up as this question has been on my chest for a long time now.

How common is it to see tractors on American highways that don't match the trailers they are hauling in terms of colors, graphics or livery?

What is the ultimate color for a tractor that could haul a myriad of different trailers in all manners of colors and markings for a myriad of different customers and never look color-uncoordinated on the highway?

Is solid white with black-letter company cab door signage the universal go with anything color for a cab? Black with white letetring? Silver with balck lettering? Gray with white lettering?

I think black with silver lettering and graphics would go with any trailer of any paint scheme.

Old School's Comment
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Todd, I've simply NEVER met a driver who was concerned with color coordination of his tractor with his trailer. We swap trailers everyday. The only thing that concerns us with coordinating the right trailer with the right tractor is the trailer number given to us by dispatch.

this question has been on my chest for a long time now.

I realize you are carrying a heavy burden there buddy, but that's about the best I can do to help you. smile.gif

Rob T.'s Comment
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rofl-2.gifwtf-2.gif Just when i thought id seen it all....

G-Town's Comment
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Todd Holmes's Comment
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He's back!

Todd, I've simply NEVER met a driver who was concerned with color coordination of his tractor with his trailer. We swap trailers everyday. The only thing that concerns us with coordinating the right trailer with the right tractor is the trailer number given to us by dispatch.

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this question has been on my chest for a long time now.

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I realize you are carrying a heavy burden there buddy, but that's about the best I can do to help you. smile.gif

Old School, what I would really like to find is a forum whereby anybody can discuss anything about the trucking industry no matter how trivial or how serious. Truck-fanning is something of a hobby to me as is railfanning to trains. Perhaps, Brett might introduce an "Everything Trucking" board someday. That's his call.

As far as color coordination goes, don't most owners, whether O/O or corporate, of tractors also own the trailers they haul too? It seems that most such combinations are color matched or the plain white/silver dry-van trailer goes with anything that pulls it. A flatbed trailer painted in black should go with any tractor.

Old School's Comment
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Todd, just today I've seen a UPS tractor pulling a Swift trailer, a Schneider tractor pulling a Wal-Mart trailer, and a Wil-Trans tractor pulling a Prime trailer.

Do some truck fanning on that for a little while and think about how in the world we're going to color coordinate everybody together so that we can all look nice and spiffy as we move the country's goods around.

I could care less what color my trailer is. If it's legal and safe to move the freight loaded on it, I'm happy to hook to it and earn some money.

Wil-Trans:

Darrel Wilson bought his first tractor in 1980 at age 20, but, being too young to meet OTR age requirements, he leased the truck out and hired a driver.

Through growth and acquisition, Wil-Trans now employs over 200 drivers, and has a long-standing partnership with Prime, Inc. to haul their refrigerated freight. The family of businesses also includes Jim Palmer Trucking and O & S Trucking.

G-Town's Comment
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Todd, perhaps you should create a truckfanning website. I might also suggest checking out hankstruckpictures.com. Hank Sudderman created his site as a repository for thousands of truck photos. The Trucking Truth photo gallery also has an incredible variety of truck photographs and related content submitted by our members.

I’ll add to what Old School replied with...

Swift pulling Walmart (that would be me) 0785845001541090735.jpg

Swift under Target

Swift under Sherwin & Williams (paint)

JB Hunt under Walmart

Western Express under Walmart GM

JB Hunt under a K-Line 40’ ISO container & chassis.

UPS under a CSX 53’ donestic container & chassis

UPS under an XTRA 48’ rental trailer.

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I am lucky at Old Dominion all our trucks and trailers are all color coordinated by the worlds best designers.

G-Town's Comment
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I am lucky at Old Dominion all our trucks and trailers are all color coordinated by the worlds best designers.

Priceless! 😂

Daniel (Turtle)'s Comment
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Must say interesting post.. The majority of companies do not have matching trucks and trailers.. But there are a few that do.. Race car drivers, certain small reefer companies, and some car haulers... Its one thing to take pride in your ride.. But if your with any type of big company you will go get 100s of trailers of different labels.. Comes with the territory..

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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