Middle Atlantic Transportation

6A8556D9-3724-4534-8F1E-DFFA0CCC41341935- Bew Britain, Connecticut and Detroit, Michigan were the first two terminals opened when the company started in 1935.

Revenues in 1940 were $510,252

1941- opened a terminal in Dayton, Ohio at 3018 West Third Street.

1946- Revenues nearly doubled by 1946 to $909,683. In the 1946 New York, NY phone directory the company had a terminal at 508 West 24th Street.

1947- Additional 47 Fruehauf trailers were added to the fleet

1948-Buit a new terminal in Detroit, Michigan at 6575 West Vernon Highway

1949- Sherman S. Jarry joined the company as general sales manager.

1950- Revenues were $6,689,700

1951-Completed a new 29 door terminal in Toledo, Ohio at 4108 LaGrange St

As reported in the September 1952 issue of Commercial Car Journal, Middle Atlantic Transportation opened a new Cleveland, Ohio area terminal at 10720 Memphis Avenue in Brooklyn, Ohio.

In December 1953 D L Sutherland was elected Chairman of the Board, Francis G. Palmer became President and Sherman S Marr promoted to Vice President and General Manager. Also in 1953 Middle Atlantic operated over 3,047 miles of routes and revenues reached $9.2 million. In October opened a new terminal In Worcester, Massachusetts at Southwest Cutoff ( Route 20) and Grafton Road ( Route 140)

1957-Sherman Marr resigned and left the company, replaced by Richard W Palmer

Roster of employees working at the Toledo, Ohio terminal in 1957-

Marshall F Bartley Jr.- dispatcher    Evelyn A Betag- teletype operator     Edgar L Daver- office manager

Ann C Draur- telephone operator    Kay A Dozier- clerk    Fredrick T Gerasimiak- clerk

Matthew Keith- dock man    Anthony Korecki- driver    Stanley Korecki- driver

Frederick M Lees- terminal manager    Russell Males- driver    Lloyd W Norris- driver

1959- fleet of 175 road tractors, 315 trailers and 300 city pick up and delivery units, company had 13 terminals in 7 states

April 1969- Middle Atlantic agreed to be acquired by Branch Motor Express Co.


The matchbook cover advertised the company with a map showing the routes and on the inside of the matchbook cover had a listing of the terminals.image

An advertisement inside the April 1959 Edition of the Official New York City Motor Freight Guide. In 1959 the fleet consisted of 175 road tractors, 315 trailers and 400 city pick up and delivery units. Although based in New Britain, Connecticut the operations were based in Detroit where 70% of its fleet would come in or leave each week.
A typical Middle Atlantic tractor-trailer unit that would have been in the fleet just a few years before being acquired by Branch Motor Express.

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