Dead Brand Trucks: Hayes Clipper – British Columbia’s Own Big Trucks

There’s a lot of ground to cover with all of the dead truck brands, so we’ll stick to those that survived into the post-war era. Hayes was a Canadian company, from British Columbia, and specialized in logging trucks and off-road heavy haulage and such. Keep in mind that no one did logging of giant old growth trees in modern times like in B.C., so it took some really gnarly equipment.

But Hayes also built some over the road trucks, like late ’70s Clipper. And they made sure folks knew what it was, with that huge “H” on the hood.

No, this is not a photoshop. It’s probably a bit bigger than the typical load, but this was not out of the ordinary either, at least for a Hayes.

Here’s a more modest sized load.

And here’s a couple teaming up to haul a really long one. I’ve never seen that before, and I can’t say why, except that somebody must have wanted a really long log for some reason.

There was also this Clipper COE. I’m not recognizing the cab, so presumably it was their own design. Handsome trucks.

Hayes was sold to Mack in 1969, and then to Paccar, which closed the plants.