Companies You’ve Never Heard Of: Loughman Cartage Company

In this installment of Companies You’ve Never Heard Of we present the history of Loughman Cartage Company Of South Bend, Indiana. In business since at least 1922, it was owned by Fred J. Loughman. In the early years the business transported freight by boat between Chicago and Michigan City, Indiana and by truck from there to South Bend. Mr. Loughman died in 1928 and John B. Oren bought the firm from the estate.

In September 1932 Tucker Freight Lines bought the operating rights.

Advertisement from the South Bend Tribune newspaper on April 1, 1929 on Page 2.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s