Friday, April 22, 2011

Classic Pete for the Big Orange

Day & Ross, the trucking arm of the McCain foods organization, was long known as the Big Orange, for its distinctive black over orange colour scheme. The Big Orange name, eventually used by the company after many years as an informal nickname, was quietly retired. As the company kept building their fleet (like many others) with plane jane factory white painted trucks, the only orange showed up on door stickers.

Long a major user of owner-operators, it required that the trucks be painted in company colours. This classic Pete with Newfoundland plates is pretty obviously an owner-operator. To go with its classic look, it is good to see the classic Big Orange paint scheme today in Burnside.


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