Lehigh Valley Trucking Industry In 1955

From a November 24, 1955 newspaper article this list of carriers with details as to the size of their fleets. Associated Transport has a total of 3,700 vehicles at 96 terminals. The local Allentown terminal on Airport Road at Cooledge Street uses 26 pieces of equipment. Eastern Motor Express, uses 23 units at the Bethlehem,… Continue reading Lehigh Valley Trucking Industry In 1955

History of Burlington Truck Lines

In 1935 the company purchased Corn Belt Transportation Company (Chicago, IL) and Merchants Cartage Company (Galesburg, IL). These acquisitions enabled Burlington to have routes between Chicago and Omaha. The Burlington sold its bus operations in 1945 but retained its truck operations. In 1945 the Trucking Division Of Burlington Transportation Company changed its name to Burlington… Continue reading History of Burlington Truck Lines

Companies You Never Heard Of: Williams Transportation Company

There was once a fast growing yet small trucking company that existed before Interstate Commerce Commission regulation. Founded in the late 1920’s it expanded by being granted operating authority in southern states by the public service commissions in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Like many others the company struggled with rate cutting ordered by… Continue reading Companies You Never Heard Of: Williams Transportation Company