The Story of MC-114 Issued To Albert J. Bone

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 off-route points; and petroleum products in bulk or in packages from Osage, Wyoming to Biddle and Broaddus, Montana over regular routes. Another local operator named Donald Klein was also issued a certificate for the same commodities and points at the same time under MC-94961.

In March 1941, the ICC issued a permit to Bone to transport cement, Lime and clay products from Rapid City, South Dakota to various Montana points; lumber, building materials, agricultural implements, machinery, clay products, Lime and cement from Belle Fourche, South Dakota to various Montana points; packing house products from Belle Fourche to points in Carter and Powder River counties in Montana; hides, pelts and wool from Montana points to Belle Fourche; and livestock, feed, salt, hay, twine, branding paint and wool bags between Sioux City, Iowa and Belle Fourche, South Dakota and various Montana points.

In March 1942, applied for a modification of his certificate to be able to transport groceries, merchandise, farm products, farm equipment, machinery, livestock, meat products, salt, lumber, building materials, wool, grain, feed, clay products, Lime, cement and general commodities in Bug Hirn, Carter, Custer, Dawson, Prairie, Risebud and Yellowstone counties in Montana.

In July 1954 he testified before final sessions of a joint board hearing concerning another authority application. His request was for permission to transport cement and clay products from Rapid City, South Dakota to points in Sheridan, Valley, Roosevelt and Daniels counties in Montana.

Albert Bone retired from the trucking business in 1961 and died at age 67 in 1965.

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