History Of Briggs Transportation-Part Five

The 1980’s: Fast Growth Leading To Shudown When deregulation of the trucking industry took effect it meant monumental changes for established carriers like Briggs Transportation. Immediately the amounts on the books from operating authority had to be written off as worthless. This was due to the easing of entry given to new entrants in the… Continue reading History Of Briggs Transportation-Part Five

History Of Briggs Transportation-Part Four

Times were good for Briggs Transportation during the 1970″s with more acquisitions, additional territory to serve, more equipment purchases and one important financial milestone. The company went public and offered shares of common stock! At the beginning of the decade Clarence Briggs, a driver with 37 years of service, retired. A year later Andrew Amble… Continue reading History Of Briggs Transportation-Part Four

History Of Briggs Transportation-Part Three

Remember that list of early drivers that worked for Briggs in the early days? Many of those same men were awarded Safe Driving Awards in 1960! They were Ivan Stendahl, Oscar Lovilien, Norval Sesvold, Omer Stendahl, Clarence Briggs, Paul Lovilien, William Ball, Oilman Haug, Eugene Smith, Hensel Jacobson, Edward Bautch and Edward Halverson. Briggs announced… Continue reading History Of Briggs Transportation-Part Three

History Of Briggs Transportation-Part Two

1945 to 1959-Steady Growth Temporary authority to manage Mueller Transportation Company came from the Interstate Commerce Commission in May 1945. Included were operating rights into Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin and service to the points of Bloomer, Sheldon, Holcombe, Cornell, Cadott, Jim Falls, Colfax, Boyd, Durrand, Nelson, Pepin, Alma, Cochrane, Fountain City, West Salem, Sparta, New Auburn,… Continue reading History Of Briggs Transportation-Part Two

Trucking In Erie, PA-Part Four (1960)o

 Acme Fast Freight, Inc. 211 East 19th Street And 1901 German Street Akron-Chicago Transportation Company, Inc. 1315 East 11th Street Associated Transport, Inc. Roster of employees included Edward B Wetzel- dockman, Robert F Wheeler- driver, Francis I Willman- driver, Kenneth D Clover- driver, Merle E Colby- repairman, Alfred A DiBello- mechanic, Ralph W Donaldson- terminal… Continue reading Trucking In Erie, PA-Part Four (1960)o

Trucking In Erie, PA- Part Three (1956)

Here is a list of Transportation Lines found in the 1956 City Directory: Akron-Chicago Transportation Company 2001 West 12th: Donald J Herbert- terminal manager, Walter R Lucas Jr- dispatcher, Mrs Jean E Will- office worker, Emory R Wolfe- dockman Associated Transport, Inc. Verne E Baker- mechanic, Frank W Berridge- driver, Edward L Bogart- driver, Kenneth… Continue reading Trucking In Erie, PA- Part Three (1956)