Poole Transportation Co. Advertising

This was part of a company advertisement in the Greenville, South Carolina newspaper on May 26, 1935. Three years later Poole was acquired by Horton Motor Lines, Inc. You may have heard about Horton, it was one of several large trucking companies that merged together in 1942 to form Associated Transport, Inc.  

Companies You’ve Never Heard Of: White Line Motor Freight, Inc.

Here we go again to the early years of trucking shortly after regulation by the Interstate Commission Commission started. This time we present another company you have never heard of, only because it grew fast and got bought quickly. This is the history of White Line Motor Freight, Inc. based in Des Moines, Iowa. They… Continue reading Companies You’ve Never Heard Of: White Line Motor Freight, Inc.

Companies You Never Heard Of: St. Louis-Nashville Freight Lines, Inc.

Our latest installment of our series in trucking companies you haver heard of before includes an unknown carrier that grew quickly in the 1950’s and then gobbled up in a merger. The company presented today is St. Louis-Nashville Freight Lines, Inc. which was based in St. Louis, Missouri.The earliest mention of the company came in… Continue reading Companies You Never Heard Of: St. Louis-Nashville Freight Lines, Inc.

Companies You Never Heard Of: Craun Transportation Company

Craun Transportation was based in the little town of Bettsville, Ohio which is close to Tiffin, Fremont, Fostoria and Toledo. Bettsville at the time had only about 1,000 residents and most worked for Basic, Inc. which made furnace linings used in making steel. In 1960 Basic had a research plant outside of town and its… Continue reading Companies You Never Heard Of: Craun Transportation Company