Horton Motor Lines History


  • Company was established in 1930 and began operations in 1931 with 14 units.

August 1935- Company headquarters is moving from Woodruff, SC to Greenville,SC. Company has 5 terminals: New York NY, Burlington NC, Charlotte, NC Greenville, SC and Atlanta, GA. Offers overnight service between Charlotte and Atlanta. There are 23 tractor-trailer units in the fleet.

1937- In September announced a larger Atlanta terminal at 320 North Highland Av NE

May 1938- Acquired Poole Transportation Company and also ordered 50 new 30-foot trailers, bringing the total of lightweight stainless steel trailers to 66

July 1939- 550 units now in fleet

Horton Motor Lines was one of the several trucking lines that merged into what would become Associated Transport, Inc. Here is a list of their terminals and addresses that Horton operated in 1940:

New York, NY 623 Washington Street

Paterson, NJ 8 Morris Street

Philadelphia, PA 1411 North Delaware Avenue

Wilkes-Barre, PA 43-45 Elizabeth Street

Baltimore, MD 2101 Washington Boulevard

Washington, DC 701 I Street SW

Cumberland, MD 905 Glenwood Street

Pittsburgh, PA 101 East Carson Street SE

Richmond, VA 2403 North Lombardy Street

Burlington, NC 521 South Church Street

Greensboro, NC 2110 High Point Road

Hickory, NC 1312 Eighth Avenue

Shelby, NC 415 South Morgan Street

Charlotte, NC 1001-1031 South Clarkson Street

Greenville, SC 941 West Washington Street

Spartanburg, SC 510 West Main Street

Atlanta, GA 172 Howell Street NE

Rome, GA 1424 North Broad Street

Revenue growth through the years:

1932-$253,354

1933-$497,027

1934-$657,139

1935-$880,953

1936-$1,260,859

1937-$2,654,79

1938-$2,813,477

1939-$3,825,663

1940-$4,250,093

Net Income

1932-$8,303

1933-$13,514

1934-($6,003)

1935-$63,100

1936-$136,648

1937-$107,263

1938-$265,390

1939-$392,540

1940-$197,084

 

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