Jones Truck Lines Freight Service 1918 Vintage Men’s T-Shirt




Harvey Jones started a business hauling dry freight between Springdale, Rogers, and Fayetteville, Arkansas with two mules and a wagon in 1918. Jones bought his first truck in 1919, and when the M&NA railroad went on strike in 1920, Jones Truck Lines (JTL) began hauling freight between Seligman, Missouri, and Eureka Springs – a route that would have been served by rail. As the strike wore on for years, it was a catalyst for JTL’s rapid growth, adding more trucks and routes. Post-war saw JTL buying up smaller lines, making them the largest privately owned carrier in the country in the ’50s. JTL survived deregulation, but In 1980, due to age and deteriorating health, Harvey Jones sold JTL to Sun Carriers who continued to operate as Jones Truck Lines. As of 1990, JTL had 133 terminals in 23 states throughout the Midwest and South, with 3,300 employees and revenues of $240 million, but in 1991, the company suddenly folded, marking the end of the 73-year-old carrier.



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.

  S M L XL 2XL 3XL
Width 18 20 22.01 24.02 25.99 28
Length 28 29.02 30 31.03 32.01 33
Sleeves 8.9 9.18 9.45 9.73 10 10.4

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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