Drivers of COEs needed to keep their feet warm as the engine, which was under an insulated "doghouse" lost most of its heat to the outdoors and had none left for the cab. Hence the blankets, that were usually left partly open to ensure some fresh air got in when the truck was moving.
The last White Freightliner was produced in the late 1970s, so if that name plate is original to this cab, it is a very old truck indeed. It is possible that the plate was added to a later model as a bit of nostalgia, but even then this truck is getting on in years.
Freightliner's long lasting and light weight aluminum cabs were among the strong selling points, but all the undercarriage, engine and drive train are likely much newer.
Back when this truck was built Freightliner had an assembly plant in Burnaby, BC to avoid duties, so almost every White Freightliner in Canada came from that plant. Often the buyer took delivery at the plant gate, so they had a pretty long break-in drive before they got home.
Over the years, the White Freightliner name plate grew in size. A small triangle was typical for the 1950s and 1960s into the early 1970s, such as the one on the H.S.Gill + Sons, Nashwaksis, NB unit on the left dubbed "Lumber Lugger". Note the "Canada" below the name plate.
In the mid 1970s the plate was enclosed within a rectangle like "Kathy", running for Sunbury Transport of Hoyt, NB (possibly before it became part of J.D.Irving's trucking conglomerate.) Note the date - late April snow is probably a thing of the past now even in central New Brunswick.
As Freightliner Corp decided to break away from White Motors they began to evolve the COE with bigger engines, and to complete with Pete and KW, added some creature comforts. Integral steps replaced the old buggy step seen in the earlier models. They even recessed the door handle, and located in the bottom corner of the door, and introduced a recessed step below the door.