Miller Motor Express

Routes and terminals from a matchbook cover.
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

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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