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A-P-A Transport Corp. 1947 Vintage Men’s T-Shirt



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A-P-A Transport Corp. (also known as APA Transport) was a North Bergen, New Jersey based trucking and shipping company, that was at one point, the nation’s fourth-largest interstate freight trucking company. Founded in 1947 by Arthur Imperatore Sr. and his brothers Eugene, Arnold, George, and Harold in West New York, New Jersey, it started as a local trucking business with a single military surplus truck, originally called “Imperatore Bros. Moving and Trucking.” Later that same year they bought a second surplus truck, and then the name and two trucks of A&P Trucking Corp. for $800 from Albert Amorino, also of West New York. In the 1950s, after a few years of legal wrangling over the name by the A&P grocery chain, they simply added a trailing A. In 1952 they built a new terminus at 88th Street and Tonnelle Ave in North Bergen and by 1958 the company surpassed $1 million in gross revenue. Eventually, Arthur bought out all the other brothers in the business. The company enjoyed great success, growing to more than 3,500 tractor-trailers and operating 31 freight terminals by 1991. By 2001 it had fallen to 38th place, and finally closed its doors in February 2002.


Like all our designs, this one is treated with our signature ‘relic-ing’ process which includes our own secret recipe of hand-painted chipping, cracking, fading, and just the right touch of yellowing to ensure that it looks the part of a true vintage imprint.** We lay these works of art down on premium Bella+Canvas 3001 Unisex Jersey Short Sleeve Tees, one of the softest, best-wearing t-shirts available today, via state of the art direct to garment (DTG) printing which allows us to create a vintage effect that simply can’t be accomplished with other printing methods. In short, these shirts are everything you’ve dreamed of and more – it feels soft and lightweight with just the right amount of stretch making it comfortable and flattering for both men and women.

  • 100% combed and ring-spun cotton*
  • Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
  • 30 single
  • Tear-away label
  • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
  • Side-seamed
  • Retail fit
  • Runs true to size


Not sure what size is your best fit? We recommend taking one of your current t-shirts, laying it flat and measuring it. The measurements in the chart below are taken with the shirt laying on a flat surface. To get the length, measure from the high shoulder point down to the bottom of the shirt. To get the width, measure approximately 1-inch below the armhole, across the chest, from seam to seam. While our tees are all made using premium, pre-shrunk, ring-spun cotton, there can be some shrinkage depending on your personal wash and dry cycles. With that said, if you’re on the fence, we always suggest going up a size.


Width 17.99 20.00 22.01 24.02 25.98 27.99 30.00
Length 27.99 29.02 30.00 31.02 32.01 32.99 33.98
Sleeve length 8.90 9.17 9.45 9.72 10.00 10.39 10.79


All sizes are provided in inches!

*Heather colors are 52% combed and ring-spun cotton/48% polyester. Athletic and Black Heather is 90% combed and ring-spun cotton/10% polyester. Ash color is 99% Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton and 1% poly. **Due to the nature of the printing process and different sizes of shirts offered, imprint position and scale may vary slightly from the product images, but we do our best to be as accurate as possible.

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