Our latest installment of our series in trucking companies you haver heard of before includes an unknown carrier that grew quickly in the 1950’s and then gobbled up in a merger. The company presented today is St. Louis-Nashville Freight Lines, Inc. which was based in St. Louis, Missouri.The earliest mention of the company came in… Continue reading Companies You Never Heard Of: St. Louis-Nashville Freight Lines, Inc.
Craun Transportation was based in the little town of Bettsville, Ohio which is close to Tiffin, Fremont, Fostoria and Toledo. Bettsville at the time had only about 1,000 residents and most worked for Basic, Inc. which made furnace linings used in making steel. In 1960 Basic had a research plant outside of town and its… Continue reading Companies You Never Heard Of: Craun Transportation Company
AA Trucking Inc 26 Main St CC Coser- secretary- treasurer George H Lyon- traffic manager ABC Trucking Inc Clarence Gafeny- driver Acme Cartage 808 Seneca Street (shares building with Acme Fast Freight) Ralph G Brann- driver Donald Ruthoff- general agent Acme Fast Freight 808 Seneca Street William M Cloyne- driver Henry… Continue reading Toledo, Ohio 1957 Trucking Employees
This is a list of those trucking companies that had terminals in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1936: Adkins Transfer Co. 350 W New York St Air City Motor Freight Co. 333 W Ohio St Anderson Motor Service 1412 N West St Bates Motor Transport Line 19 E Wilkins St Becraft Motor Express 333 W Ohio St… Continue reading Carriers Serving Indianapolis, Indiana in 1936
Council Bluffs, Iowa in 1957 was a city of 45,429 people just east of Omaha, Nebraska. Being so close to a prominent center of trucking, Council Bluffs was where a lot of employees of those trucking companies lived. Ringsby Truck Lines was the only company with a terminal actually in Council Bluffs. The others… Continue reading Trucking Employees In Council Bluffs, Iowa in 1957
From the March 1922 issue of Commercial Car Journal is this list of truck manufacturers in 1922 along with their addresses. The numbers following the brand name represent the weight of the trucks made in tons.
From February 22, 1943 I found this ad for Western Truck Lines on Page 66 of the Tucson, Arizona newspaper. Later, Western Truck Lines, Gillette Motor Transport and Voss Truck Lines merged together to become Western Gillette.