I do remember Cross and Astro. I thought it was all one company because the trucks were parked facing Grand Blvd and and it seemed that each one had a different name on the water tank.
Certified-If I understand correctly, they would have been across the tracks from Jamaica Ash & Rubbish?
A Vendentti-I can't picture it but the name definitely rings a bell. My Dad worked for KenRoy truck renting on Magnolia. They did some for hire work but their bread and butter was supplying the equipment for King Kullen when they were on Prospect Ave next to the Wantagh Parkway. The route from the shop to the warehouse was Grand Blvd, then left on Urban Ave and right on Prospect Ave. Some time in the early 70's they put a weight restriction on Urban Ave so KenRoy had their drivers take Old Country out to Charlotte Ave in Hicksville and take that up to Prospect. I'm not sure how effective that restriction was with so many businesses on Urban.
He also drove for Messina Banana on Magnolia. I guess you guys remember when Island Transportation was on Main street and their trucks were parked on the street for several blocks around the terminal. I'm 48 years old and the time period most of my memories are from is between 1971-1978, give or take.
anthony masone sr wrote:
:?: Ragman are you in the rag business did your father have a rag business the reason I'm asking because when I had my gas station and automotive business I used to buy rags from the ragman?????
You're the first to ever make the connection.
Back when no one used their real names on internet forums I was stumped when trying to think of a user name and, not wanting to put much thought into it, I just used the name I heard so often when I had a service route with a uniform company.
These days I'm a P&D driver for Pitt Ohio Express.