In Volune 1 Of Interstate Commerce Commission Reports Of Motor Carriers Cases, there is a printed decision concerning the Common Carrier application for a Florida-based company named Acme Freight Lines, Inc. Their application for an operating certificate was filed on February 10, 1936 and the ICC granted the certificate on December 14 of the same year. The assigned MC number was 10897. Route 1 was between Jacksonville, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia via US Highway 90 between Jacksonville and Laje City, Florida and US Highway 41 between Lake City and Atlanta, Route 2 was between Jacksonville and Atlanta via US Highway 1 between Jacksonville and Baxley, Georgia, US Highway 341 between Baxley and Perry, Georgia and YS Highway 41 between Perry and Atlanta.
Acme’s originally ran routes between Jacksonville, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia. The Atlanta terminal at that time was located at 504 Whitehall Street SW.
In May 1937, Acme asked the ICC to approve two purchases of other companies. One, was for $6,000 for the property and operating rights of Independent Transfer Company Of Brunswick, Georgia, and the other was to acquire Carter Motor Lines Of Savannah, Georgia for $5,000.
Financial problems led to Acme Freight Lines declaring bankruptcy in late 1944.