From the March 1922 issue of Commercial Car Journal is this list of truck manufacturers in 1922 along with their addresses. The numbers following the brand name represent the weight of the trucks made in tons.
From February 22, 1943 I found this ad for Western Truck Lines on Page 66 of the Tucson, Arizona newspaper. Later, Western Truck Lines, Gillette Motor Transport and Voss Truck Lines merged together to become Western Gillette.
Most of those having an interest in “fallen flag” carriers will recognize the name Johnson Motor Lines, the carrier that ran from Louisiana up the east coast to New England. Johnson was headquartered in Charlotte, NC and was one of the early trucking companies to fall in the first few months of deregulation in 1980.But… Continue reading The “other” Johnson Motor Lines
The Motor Carrier Act of 1935 required all motor carriers to submit an application to the Interstate Commerce Commission for a certificate of operating authority. For those operating when the Act was signed into law the date for submission was no later than February 28, 1936. All carriers, whether it be a common carrier, contract… Continue reading Assigned ICC Numbers (updated on April 6, 2022)
Compiled from research in a city directory I present a list of employees that worked for Jocie Motor Lines, Inc. at the terminal in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1961. The photo is from a matchbook from years prior, perhaps from the late 1940s to early 1950s. I know this since growing up in Greensboro that… Continue reading Jocie Motor Lines, Inc Charlotte Employees in 1961
From a 1940 Benton Harbor, Michigan city directory I found this advertisement in the buyers guide section.