This is the second time I have written an article about a trucking company with a very low assigned ICC number. The first article was about Truck Transport ICC 2. As with the majority of those companies, Lang Transportation had been operating for a number of years before submitting an application to the Interstate Commerce Commission for authorities to continue in business.
Lang Transportation was a pioneer in the transportation of petroleum products using tank trucks in the western states. Another division of the company operated the city bus service in Long Beach, California. The company was started by Howard and Michael Lang.
In December 1925 the company was already using a fleet of about 100 trucks and trailers. They also were about to begin construction of a new terminal and garage on land fronting 400 hundred feet on the corner of Fifty- fifth Street and Santa Fe Avenue in Los Angeles.
The bus operations of Lang was sold in 1947 to National City Lines, a large firm that operated city bus lines in medium sized localities across the country. In 1949, the trucking operations of Lang were acquired by System Tank Lines. By that time Lang had 4,000 miles of routes across several western states, 6 terminals and some 240 pieces of equipment.
One of the founders of Lang, Howard Miles Lang, died at age 52, on October 28, 1955.
i realize that Lang Transportation was not a less than truckload Carrier Of General commodities like most of the companies written about here were, but with such a low ICC number I felt it was interesting to include.