FEBRUARY 2005 WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO...
Kenny Anema’s California Cruisers
Story and Photo by Truck Historian/Author Stan Holtzman
Seen in this 1963 photo is a dark blue International “Cherrypicker” owned by Kenny Anema of Pico Rivera, California. The Anema fleet consisted of various makes of trucks and hauled general freight, as well as lumber products, up and down the California coast. When this picture was taken, the Anema yard was located near the intersection of Whittier Boulevard and Paramount Boulevard. This busy location was a favorite place shared by many others in trucking. The rigs pulling for Anema were a common sight from the 1950s into the 1960s. I am not sure when this outfit exactly became part of trucking history. The trailers seen here are a set of 25-foot Brown dry vans, but many other trailers in the Anema fleet were flatbeds for hauling lumber. If any readers out there can shed more light onto this company, please contact me at the magazine by calling toll free 1-888-440-4104. Also, be sure not to forget to visit my website at www.linerigs.com today.
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