The following alphabetical list of trucking companies contain lists of employees for each company, along with the position held. If the employee did not live in the city limits if Cleveland, Ohio then the suburb or city name if residence is shown in parentheses. AA Trucking Company Owner- Anthony J Rocco (University Heights) Abingdon Cartage… Continue reading List of Trucking Employees A-C in 1947 Cleveland, Ohio
First of all I want to thank all of the regular readers to the website. Without your continued support my efforts to bring history of the LTL trucking industry my efforts would not have been a success. You may be aware that I do little promotion except for an occasional link in some of the… Continue reading Happy 2023!
Consolidated Freightways-In September 1849 an application was being considered to haul general commodities between Kalispell, Montana and Hungry Horse Dam Kalispell-Spokane Motor Freight was the name used before becoming Montana Motor Freight. In July 1938 a new route was requested between Kakispell and Libby and between Rovalli to Missoula. Robert L Kitt owned two trucking… Continue reading Early History Notes of Western Trucking Companies
The Company had been operating since 1933 and the original Muncie, Indiana terminal was located at 620 North Walnut Street. In 1948 a new Muncie terminal was built at 311 East 18th Street. By 1958 there were 14 terminals, 360 employees and 429 pieces of equipment. The terminals were in Chicago, Toledo, Cleveland, Anderson, New… Continue reading Tarbet Trucking Company-A Short History
Boyce Motor Lines was founded by Lester C Boyce in 1931. The Company was incorporated in 1940 after acquiring Marsh Motor Service of Fredonia, New York just a year before. With this purchase it enabled Boyce to serve most of New York State. In 1952 Boyce acquired Volmer Transportation Inc. of Amsterdam, New York. Boyce… Continue reading Boyce Motor Lines-A Short History
I have been researching on this topic for many months. The primary source has been a City Directory for that year and normally using one would not have taken so long. The problem is the City Directory is massive with thousands of pages and each page has four columns of fine print. Although when this… Continue reading Trucking In Cleveland, Ohio-1947
The fleet: 622 tandem axle line haul tractors 25 single axle line haul tractors 498 pickup and delivery tractors 184 pickup and delivery trucks 200 48’ tandem axle van trailers 12 45’ tandem axle wedge trailers 1 45’ tandem axle van trailer 2311 45’ tandem axle van trailers 50 45’ tandem axle open top trailers… Continue reading A Look At Bowman Transportation In 1988
This list is based on revenues from the motor carriers based in New England states in 1945 1-M&M Transportation Co. $2,702,546 2-Adley Express Co. Inc. $2,493,144 3-St Johnsbury Trucking Co. $1,856,359 4-Seaboard Freight Lines, Inc $1,790,125 5-Hemingway Bros. Interstate Trucking $1,102,495 6-H.P.Welch Company $1,065,611 7-A. Towle Co. $941,657 8-P.B. Mutrie Motor Transportation Inc. $938,743 9-Capitol… Continue reading Top 25 New England Carriers in 1945