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Old 05-24-2004, 06:57 PM
Weeks Weeks is offline
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Why are Yellow Freight trucks orange?

Yellow Freight

their trucks are de facto orange.

What gives?
Old 05-24-2004, 07:05 PM
gotpasswords gotpasswords is offline
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From their own website:

Yellow Roadway Corp. traces its origins to 1924 when A.J. Harrell, an Oklahoma City entrepreneur, founded a bus and taxi company and named it Yellow Cab Transit Co. In 1926, he shortened the name to Yellow Transit Co.

In 1929, AJ was concerned about road safety, so he commissioned the E.I. DuPont Co. to determine the color that would be most visible on the tractors from the greatest distance on the nation's highways. DuPont's research found the color Swamp Holly Orange. We still use this color on Yellow trucks today.
(bolding mine)
Old 05-24-2004, 08:24 PM
Weeks Weeks is offline
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Oh (D'oh) !
Old 05-24-2004, 11:20 PM
Mirror Image egamI rorriM Mirror Image egamI rorriM is offline
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They have shirts that say "Color Blind Since (whenever)". I don't remember which date is on them.
Old 05-25-2004, 05:24 PM
CaveMike CaveMike is offline
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Here the enlightened master speaks a little on the Yellow Trucks. Is this the same company? The facts don't match the facts from gotpasswords' quote.


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