Eau Claire, Wisconsin is located in the west central part of the state and about 90 miles east of Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 1964 several large industrial factories were in the city, among them US Rubber Company, National Presto Industries and several baking plants. The city had around 38,000 resident. The city was served by 18… Continue reading Who was in the Trucking Industry in Eau Claire, Wisconsin in 1964
Usually I do not present contract carriers as this blog delves into the history of less than truckload carriers, but while researching an ICC volume of motor carrier cases this one was interesting with lots of details. This company was submitting a Contract Carrier Application with the Interstate Commerce Commission in the 1930’s. The application… Continue reading Fostoria Cartage, Inc.
This is a brief historical look at two companies that merged together to form Midwest Emery Transportation Company. It begins with Milton Ratner, who in 1940, incorporated Truck Transport Inc as a general transportation business in Indianapolis, Indiana. In October 1949, David Ratner, a brother, sold his interests in Midwest Transfer Company and Emery Transportation… Continue reading History of Midwest Emery Transportation
When I purchase a city directory on EBay there is usually a reason for selecting a particular one. I bought a 1947 Charlotte, NC directory since that city was the headquarters for several trucking companies and also had a massive Associated Transport office and terminal. I bought a Saginaw, Michigan directory merely for the basis… Continue reading The Trucking Employees of Coldwater, Michigan in 1974
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… Continue reading The Short Lived History Of Acme Freight Lines, Inc.
The earliest history that I have been able to locate is that on May 24, 1928 a permit was issued in Tennessee for the company to transport freight between Johnson City and Elizabethton in 1936 the Johnson City, Tennessee Headquarters was at 111 Tipton Street. 1937- Submitted ICC application to lease physical property and operating… Continue reading ET & WNC Transportation
He was one of the pioneers of the trucking industry in Pennsylvania. Between 1938 and 1945 he operated his own company, Bockman Motor Express. In April 1943 he acquired C & M Motor Freight. C & M was run by R. A. Miller and R. J. Miller in Grove City, Pa. The company served point… Continue reading Henry F. Bockman