Many might not realize the importance of Dayton, Ohio as a trucking center in the early 1950’s. Dozens of common carriers maintained terminals in Dayton and several of the company names represent carriers that eventually merged into others or became fallen flags for other reasons. The research for this article came mostly from a 1951… Continue reading Trucking In Dayton, Ohio In 1951
From the 1963 Council Bluffs, Iowa city directory we found the following Interstate employees that worked across the river at the Omaha, Nebraska terminal: Robert W Ahart, driver Eugene E Clark, driver Russell J Clark, dispatcher Dallas H Covey, driver Gerald W Danberg, driver Warren C Ellis, driver Thomas J Egan, driver Randall L Evans,… Continue reading History of Interstate Motor Freight System- Part 2
Here is a list of all the trucking companies operating in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1957 Be-Mac Transport Company Best Motor Lines Bestway Freight Lines Bill Hunt Motor Lines Checker Transit Company Chief Freight Lines Company Choctaw Express Company Consolidated Forwarding Co. Inc. Day Truck Line Denver-Amarillo Express Edmund Motor Freight El Reno Transfer &… Continue reading Truck Lines in Oklahoma City in 1957
In the early years Keeshin had numerous subsidiaries that operating in individual states and regions of the country. In the first half of 1935 Keeshin Motor Express Co. Inc. of Illinois was operating throughout numerous midwestern states including Ohio. August 1935- The Keeshin Motor Express Company of Chicago is to become the nucleus of a… Continue reading History of Keeshin Motor Express
March 1936- Inter-State and Consolidated Freight Co. had combined operations in Detroit, Michigan in the Star Terminal Warehouse at 7831 West Fort Street. August 1936-a new $115,000 terminal being built in Chicago, Illinois November 1936- Indianapolis terminal located at 333 West Ohio Street, M. J. Steffanl, former terminal manager, has been appointed district traffic manager,… Continue reading History of Inter-State Motor Freight System- Part One
This is a list of all Class 1 common carriers listed by revenue in 1939. To be classified as a Class 1 carrier the company had to have revenues above $500,000. Many of the companies on the list are long gone. The majority on this list have been absorbed by other carriers.Eventually I’ll present a… Continue reading List of Class 1 Motor Carriers in 1939 Ranked by Revenue
This was part of a company advertisement in the Greenville, South Carolina newspaper on May 26, 1935. Three years later Poole was acquired by Horton Motor Lines, Inc. You may have heard about Horton, it was one of several large trucking companies that merged together in 1942 to form Associated Transport, Inc.