Not a complete list of all employees who worked for the trucking companies but as much as could be compiled from the 1976 city directory as possible. Some of those lister could have lived in Council Bluffs but worked in nearby cities with trucking terminals such as Omaha, Nebraska. The list can be a handy… Continue reading Trucking Employees in Council Bluffs, Iowa in 1976
The company was established in 1920 and by the end of 1935 operated 200 pieces of equipment, including 48 new trucks recently added to the fleet. Also in 1935 service started on a route between Detroit and Muskegon, Michigan. In 1837 U.S. covered over 4.7 million highway miles and handled 348,750 tons of freight.… Continue reading Early History of U.S.Truck Company, Inc.
This is a short history of a small trucking company that operated mostly in Kentucky and southern Ohio called Huey Motor Express. When Walter Ryle Huey of Florence, Kentucky applied for a certificate with the ICC in November 1935, he had already been hauling between Williamson, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio since 1930. They company had… Continue reading Huey Motor Express MC-126
Not a household name, but in the early years of the trucking industry John L. Keeshin was at the top. At age 15 he bought a horse and dray that started his journey in freight transportation. In 1936 he was president of Keeshin Transcontinental Freight Lines with 14 different divisions that operated in 18 states.… Continue reading The Story of John L. Keeshin
Mr. Bone was born in California and moved to Broadus, Montana in 1928 from Fort Francis, Ontario, Canada. He started A.J.Bone Transportation sometime later. On September 26, 1940 he was issued a certificate from the Interstate Commerce Commission. The certificate enable him to haul general commodities between points in Minnesota and Wyoming, serving intermediate and… Continue reading The Story of MC-114 Issued To Albert J. Bone