As of today, pages viewed during 2018 have exceeded that of the entire year 2017 and it only took until July 14th to do it! I big thank you is due to my readers for such an accomplishment. I never imagined that this blog would be so popular with its specific area of trucking history.… Continue reading Thank You!
In previous articles I introduced the large multi-tenant terminals in large cities such as Chicago, Illinois abs Louisville, Kentucky. Smaller terminals of the same type could be found in smaller cities. I recently researched one in Indianapolis, Indiana that opened in 1942. It was located on the 400 and 500 blocks of Kentucky Avenue and… Continue reading Indiana Motor Freight Terminal in The 1940’s
Adkins Transfer Company, Inc. Herman H. Weixler- Vice President John W. Hayden- assistant to manager Mary L. Willett- clerk Salvador Campisano- driver Cletus Hanka- driver Ernest G. Hanka- driver Garland B. Humphrey- driver John H. Linker- driver Acme Fast Freight, Inc. J. Jerome Gunther- general agent William G. Frank- agent Dorothea Zinninger- clerk Burkhead Transfer… Continue reading Those In The Trucking Industry Of Louisville, Kentucky in 1947
For the June 2018 installment of trucking companies you have never heard of, we present to you the story of Denny Motor Freight Lines Of New Albany, Indiana. Formed in 1918 the company originally transported freight between New Albany, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky. Later the route was extended from New Albany to Bedford. In 1924… Continue reading Companies You Never Heard Of- Denny Motor Freight Lines
Abbott Bros. Freight Transfer 110 N Floyd Street Acme Fast Freight 920 West Broadway Adkins Transfer Co. Inc. 828 S Floyd Armes Motor Lines 116 Water Street Banner Transfer Co. 1029 West Main Street BB & I Motor Freight, Inc. 817 West Liberty Bowman Company, Inc. 730 East Main Street Bardstown Transfer Line 216 South… Continue reading Carriers Serving Louisville, Kentucky in 1947
In the early days of common carriers there were truck terminals close to downtown areas with multiple tenants. Similar to an office building that would be home to different companies and individuals these truck terminals would have been rented to firms of all sizes. In some locales these facilities were named Union Truck Terminal. The… Continue reading The Louisville Terminal at 110 North Floyd Street
Imagine you are a contestant on the TV show Jeopardy and you are about to answer a question in the bonus round. “Alex, I’ll take Trucking Company Headquarters For $1000”, you say as you hope for an easy to remember answer. Then Alex Tribec says, “ The answer is “What was the city in which… Continue reading Trucking In Bloomington, Indiana In 1955