Miller Motor Express

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Routes and terminals from a matchbook cover.
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An advertisement in the Buyers Guide Section of the 1947 Charlotte, NC City Directoty.

Here are some statistics about the company as reported to the Interstate Commerce Commission in 1945:

2,836 miles off regular routes

$276,474 in total assets, not including intangible property such as operating rights

$1,372,058 in Revenues

$1,372,058 in total operating expenses

A loss of $18,356

215 employees

78 pieces of power equipment including trucks and tractors

Operated 3,908,853 vehicle miles.

Headquarters for Miller Motor Express was in Charlotte, NC. From a city directory, the following information about employees was researched. Of the 105 employees in Charlotte, there were:

38 drivers, 22 laborers or warehousemen, 13 clerks, 7 mechanics, 5 employees not noted as position held, 4 body men, 3 checkers, 3 stenographers, 2 dispatchers, 2 solicitors or salesmen, 2 Department superintendents, 2 auditors, and one each accountant, telephone operator, general manager, accounting clerk, office secretary, janitor, machine operator, maintenance superintendent, gateman, Operations manager, assistant cashier, traffic manager, and a tire man.

Thecompany was acquired in September 1964 by Adley Express. The map above is from a matchbook cover showing where Miller had its terminals and where their routes were operated.

i have been able to find the addresses of some of the terminals and the year in which the information was taken from, mostly old phone books:

  1. Brooklyn, NY (1944) 620 Degrow St
  2. Charlotte, NC (1947) 2209-2235 Dowd Road.        (1960) 1807 West Independence Blvd
  3. Greensboro, NC (1950) Winston-Salem Rd ( now known as W Market St)
  4. Philadelphia, Pa (1951) 4200 E Thompson
  5. Atlanta, GA (1936) 287 Mills St NW
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One thought on “Miller Motor Express

  1. My Dad drove for Adley out of the Philadelphia terminal then after Yellow Freight bought them out he went with Boss-Linco.Still drive by Adley’s terminal in Philly often..

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