Monday, May 25, 2015

Watson Freightliner COEs are back

The Montreal specialist Transport Watson is known for its custom built Freightliner COEs, and last year we saw rigs numbered W5867, W5868 and W5870, making numerous trips to load Bombardier aircraft components that arrive in Halifax by ship.
Another one of that series W5866 appeared this evening and was accompanied by a newer and bigger version with fleet number W6883.

New rig W6883 on the left has the big chrome grille and fairings around the tanks and sleeper.
W5866 on the right is typical of the units seen here over the past year.

Step deck trailer will accommodate an aircraft component carried aboard the ship Atlantic Compass, seen in the background. The cab also has a larger sleeper.

Minutes after I took the first photos a big Rondeau International Eagle arrived effectively blocking the view. Hauling a step deck trailer too, it will likely be loading an aircraft component too.

There are two trucking companies with the name Rondeau: Transport Martin Rondeau, of St-Felix-de-Valois, QC and Transport Michel Rondeau of Lanoraie, QC. The truck carries the dealer's name on its exhaust guard: Gamache Truck Centre a large dealer with an International franchise, and a used truck business in Canada and the US.

As soon as the cargo is cleared from the Fairview Cove terminal the trucks will be loaded and on the road.


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