Ghost of Associated Transport

According to accounts at the time, between 1943 and 1976 Associated Transport was the largest trucking company in the world. Known by its red, white and black logo, Associated Transport was the result of a merger of seven trucking companies during World War II. Associated Transport was founded when seven large to mid-sized trucking companies – Barnwell Brothers Inc. (Burlington, North Carolina), Consolidated Motor Lines (Hartford, Connecticut), Horton Motor Lines (Charlotte, North Carolina), McCarthy Freight System (Taunton, Massachusetts), M. Moran Transportation Lines (Buffalo, New York), Southeastern Motor Lines (Bristol, Virginia) and Transportation Inc. (Atlanta) – joined forces in late 1941 and began operating as one company in 1942. The merger occurred despite the objections of the U.S. Department of Justice, which believed the merger to be anti-competitive… read more >

Associated Transport 1941 Vintage Men’s T-Shirt

 

 

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