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Posted By little hud Friday, September 16, 2011 4:45 PM
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My father (retired) was a former Riss employee working in the Kansas City office as a rate analyst back in the 60's & 70's. He has an old large wooden executive desk used in the Riss office by an upper staff person back in the day. The desk is not in the best condition. Didn't know if anyone on this forum might be interested in such relic and might try to restore it (for themselves, not for my father).
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Hey All, the Cannonballs are always neat. So I noticed the front axle on these Riss Cannonballs have something square running across behind or underneath...you can make it out in the pic sitting on the trailer there. Seems to be a Riss thing on other photos I've seen...so what is it ? Fred.
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Cannonball---------Having been a GMC fan since I bought my 1st ton and a half after graduation from high school in in 1951, I also buy and collect literature. Probably at Hershey or Macungie, I bought a GMC parts manual made exclusively for Riss . Probably about 3/8ths thick , I'll loan it with a healthy deposit . I also have a copy of the advertising post card with the specs that was mailed to potential customers by LaPine Truck Sales of Cleveland, Ohio, who obviously acquired at least part of the fleet, if not all .

Like another I've seen, it obviously has had the forward dead axle removed. You didn't buy it in Virginia, did you? Perhaps from a gent that owns "The Buzzin' Dozen", aka The Dirty Dozen .
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http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/1d58ee1c-3f6b-471d-a210-772e.jpghttp://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/a9f3ada0-543e-4882-a4f1-9811.jpgMy dad discovered a 1954 GMC cannonball in the woods and pulled it out. Upon further research we discovered it was a former Riss truck. We are currently in the restoration process and are seeking more information about the truck if anybody knows anything. The truck starts, runs, and drives under its own power. If you have any info email me at tannergrimes2@gmail.com
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Hi my name is wesley I'm trying to get some imformation on a watch it is vintage RJ RISS INTERNATIONAL . THE SECOND HAND IS A TRACTOR/TRIALIER.IF SOMEONE CAN HELP WITH THIS GIVE A CALL (619)486-7307 THANK YOU.
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Ronrdrcr That looks like a pair of happy drivers.

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Here's my grandpas Cannonball



And here is a shot of him with his driving partner



As far as where the trucks went to, I have no idea as grandpa passed away a couple years before I was born and I was too you ng to ask dad before he died. 

Ron
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Fred-----It had to be the winter of 1951/'52 when my dad had a accident in Red Hook ,NY with his '42 Chevy car ,his first  . I went to get the car with my 46 GMC  model EC 303 and while there ate lunch in a truck stop diner .  That same ditty was on the men's room wall as were a few others .   So that's how I learned about freight carrier rivalry .
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Mark:  I know in the very early 50s the largest general commodity carrier was Associated Transport, New York, at about $42 million and second was Norwalk Truck Lines, Norwalk Ohio, at about$40 Million. Glee 
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Fred,

Bob Lloyd was a "Master Driver" for Riss. he worked there until they closed up shop in 57, then I'm pretty sure he went to Chemical Leaman Tank Lines. I know he drove for, and retired from there.  I sure remember Riss from passing by home when I was a "sidewalk trucker". They had a rig either getting on or getting off the Pennsy Turnpike every 15 minutes in '56 and '57.


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