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A-P-A was founded in 1947 by five Imperatore brothers (Arthur, George, Arnold, Harold, and Eugene) living in West New York, N. J. In 1951, A-P-A moved its operations to North Bergen, N.J. which served as its permanent corporate world headquarters. Revenues had grown from $23,000 in 1947 to $180,000,000 in 2000. The acquisition of Sanborn's Motor Express in 1986 added company density in New England and immediate entry into the eastern Canadian market. A-P-A ranked as the nation's 38th largest (gross revenue) regular route, general commodities carrier. They were also are one of the largest family-owned regional LTL carriers in the U.S. A-P-A employed 1,900 people, operated 2,200 pieces of rolling stock, and served over 60,000 customers worldwide.

On February 20, 2002, APA closed its doors for good.
Here is an ARTICLE written about the A-P-A closure from The North Bergen Reporter - February 24, 2002
Here is an APA Transport Corp. Mack single axle with a 53 foot trailer. Chris Sissick Collection. Here is an APA R series Mack tractor and trailer in need of a wash. Chris Sissick Collection. APA Mack with two 45-foot doubles, taken at Little Falls, NY. Chris Sissick Collection.
Here is an APA International day cab tractor with a set of doubles. Chris Sissick Collection. Here is an APA International tractor parked at on of APA's terminals. Chris Sissick Collection. Here is a winter shot of an APA Mack and a set of doubles. Chris Sissick Collection.
APA Transport city trucks at North Bergen, NJ. Chris Sissick Collection. Classic A-P-A Mack MB with classic LTL trailer, a Strick exterior post, natural aluminum. Don Querciagrossa Collection. This APA Mack photo was shot in August 1992 somewhere in Connecticut. David Faust Collection.
APA Mack pulling a set of doubles shot along I-80 in PA in 1992. David Faust Collection. Here are two former Sanborns tractors shot in 1987 just after they bought Sanborns out. One is freshly painted into APA red and the other is still green. They were at a Dunkin Donuts in New Haven, CT along I-95. David Faust Collection.
APA Mack R was shot on the I-90 section of the NY Thruway in August 2001. David Faust Collection. APA Mack CH was shot in 1998 on the I-87 section of the NY Thruway. David Faust Collection. APA Mack R model shot at Ulbrich Steel in Wallingford, CT picking up a load. This photo was taken in 1992. David Faust Collection.
APA Mack CH was was taken June 2000 at the Barkeyville, Pa. TA along I-80. Paul Kane Collection. APA Mack R was shot in 1991 arount the New York/New Jersey area. Nick Baroutis Collection.
APA #760, 1981 Mack R taken at Dracut, MA. Chris Sissick Collection. APA #2359, Mack CH taken at North Bergen, NJ. Chris Sissick Collection. APA #2488 Mack CH taken at North Bergen, NJ. Chris Sissick Collection.
APA #1370, Mack Midliner taken at North Bergen, NJ. Chris Sissick Collection. Newburgh, NY terminal, (Maybrook). Chris Sissick Collection. APA North Bergen, NJ dock. Chris Sissick Collection.
APA #2410, 1999 Mack CH taken at Suffern, NY. Chris Sissick Collection. APA #2118, Mack R taken at North Bergen, NJ. Chris Sissick Collection.
APA #2163, 1988 Mack R taken at North Bergen, NJ. Chris Sissick Collection. APA #2216, 1989 Mack R taken at North Bergen, NJ. Chris Sissick Collection. APA #2218, 1989 Mack R taken at North Bergen, NJ. Chris Sissick Collection.
APA #F29, Mack MB fuel truck taken at North Bergen, NJ. Chris Sissick Collection. APA #2010, 1981 Mack R taken at North Bergen, NJ. Chris Sissick Collection. New APA Mack CH's taken at North Bergen, NJ. Chris Sissick Collection.
APA #1246, Mack MC straight truck taken at North Bergen, NJ in 1995. Chris Sissick Collection. APA #3099, the only Mack Midliner tractor, taken at North Bergen, NJ in 1995. Chris Sissick Collection. APA #3239, Ford LN-9000 new at North Bergen, NJ in 1995. Chris Sissick Collection.
APA #10200, Ford LN-9000 taken at Montreal, Quebec in 1995. Note the Sanborn markings on the cab door. Chris Sissick Collection. APA #10629, Mack R taken at North Bergen, NJ in 1999. This is the only Mack R model with a stack. Chris Sissick Collection. APA #2666, Mack CH taken at North Bergen, NJ in 2000. Chris Sissick Collection.
APA #3340, International Navistar 8100 taken at North Bergen, NJ in 2000. Chris Sissick Collection. APA #10298, Volvo/White taken at North Bergen, NJ in 2000. This is a former Sanborn tractor. Chris Sissick Collection. APA #M-46, Mack R wrecker taken at North Bergen, NJ in 1996. Chris Sissick Collection.
APA 1986 Ford LN-9000 snow plow. This is a former Sanborn tractor. Chris Sissick Collection. APA #2297, 1998 International Navistar 9200 taken at North Bergen, NJ in 1998. Chris Sissick Collection. New APA #2297, #2298, 1998 International Navistar tractors taken at North Bergen, NJ in 1998. Chris Sissick Collection.
APA #T-137, 1957 Mack B-67 taken at North Bergen, NJ in 1997. Chris Sissick Collection. APA #2334, Mack CH with new Strick 45 foot trailer taken at North Bergen, NJ in 1994. Chris Sissick Collection. APA #2216, 1989 Mack R taken at Raphine, VA in 1993. Chris Sissick Collection.
APA #2654, 1993 Mack CH taken at Lexington, VA in 1993. Chris Sissick Collection. APA #2346, 1993 Mack CH taken at Lexington, VA in 1993. Chris Sissick Collection. APA #3100, Ford LN-9000 taken at North Bergen, NJ in 1992. Chris Sissick Collection.
APA #2141, 1985 Mack R taken at Bangor, ME in 1992. Chris Sissick Collection. APA #2312, 1991 Mack CH with ANR pup taken in Roxbury, NJ in 1992. Chris Sissick Collection. APA #3115, 1990 Ford LN-9000 taken at North Bergen, NJ in 2002. Chris Sissick Collection.
APA #97, Capacity switcher taken at North Bergen, NJ in 2002. Chris Sissick Collection. APA #2386, Mack CH taken at North Bergen, NJ in 2002. Chris Sissick Collection. APA #2030, 1981 Mack R taken at North Bergen, NJ in 2002.
APA F-19, 1965 Diamond T taken at North Bergen, NJ in 2002. APA #2193, 1988 Mack R taken at North Bergen, NJ in 2002. APA #3299, 1987 Ford LN-9000 taken at North Bergen, NJ in 2002.
APA #2410, 1999 Mack CH taken at North Bergen, NJ in 2002. APA #10325, 1987 Volvo/White taken at North Bergen, NJ in 2002. APA #2631, 1989 Mack R taken at North Bergen, NJ in 2002.
APA #2299 1990 Mack CH (first one) taken at Youngtown, OH in 1991. APA LN-9000 shop tractor taken at North Bergen, NJ in 2002. APA #2139 1987 Mack R taken at North Bergen, NJ in 2002.
APA #2126 1986 Mack R taken at North Bergen, NJ in 2002. APA #2114 1986 Mack R taken at North Bergen, NJ in 2002. APA #2411 1999 Mack CH taken at North Bergen, NJ in 2002.
APA #38541 1986 Strick 28'x102x13'6" taken at North Bergen, NJ in 2002. APA #94899 1986 Strick 28'x102x12' taken at North Bergen, NJ in 2002. APA Mack pulling a set of doubles along Eastbound I-80 near Hackettstown, NJ.


Here are some advertising brochures from A-P-A
APA boggie (thruway boggie) taken at North Bergen, NJ in 1997. Chris Sissick Collection. APA #71 Mack MB rack truck taken at North Bergen, NJ in 1997. Chris Sissick Collection. APA #3311 1998 International 8100 taken at North Bergen, NJ in 1997. Chris Sissick Collection.
APA #2385 Mack CH taken at North Bergen, NJ in 1997. Chris Sissick Collection. APA #848 1973 Mack MB taken at Weehawken, NJ in 2002. Chris Sissick Collection. APA #F-24 Mack MB fuel truck taken at North Bergen, NJ in 2002 Chris Sissick Collection.
APA #3255 Ford LN-9000 taken at North Bergen, NJ in 2002. Chris Sissick Collection. APA #94828 Freuhauf 30' city trailer taken at North Bergen, NJ in 2001. Chris Sissick Collection. A classic Mack straight truck parked in Philidelphia, PA in February 1989. Stanley Houghton Collection.
Two A-P-A Mack city units parked at the Cincinnati, OH terminal in July 1988. Stanley Houghton Collection. An A-P-A Mack straight truck parked at the Cincinnati, OH terminal in July 1988. Stanley Houghton Collection. An A-P-A Mack R Model ex road unit, now city unit, at their Cincinnati, OH terminal in July 1988. Stanley Houghton Collection.
APA F22 Mack MB taken at Meriden, CT in 2002 APA 1137 Mack MB taken at North Bergen, NJ in 2002 APA 2026 Mack R Model taken at North Bergen, NJ in 2002
APA 91-1 GMC taken at North Bergen, NJ in 2002. Chris Sissick Collection. This MB Mack was northbound on Rte. 440 in Jersey City in 1974. John Bendel Collection. A-P-A straight trucks, all MB Macks, leaving the 88th St, North Bergen terminal at 8:00 am. The year again was 1974. John Bendel Collection.
Walter Rickett at a truck rodeo at North Bergen, NJ. Those are APA trucks in the background. Walter Rickett Collection. APA Mack MB during the truck rodeo at North Bergen, NJ. Walter Rickett Collection. APA #2122 Mack R Model taken at the Red Roof Motel at Richfield, Ohio. Walter Rickett Collection.




End of an Era

All the photos were shot in North Bergen,NJ on January 3, 2007

Photos taken by Chris Sissick
APA #2300 1992 Mack CH Allentown, PA 1992 APA #2621 1985 Mack R Richmond, VA 1992 APA #2363 1994 Mack CH North Bergen, NJ 1994
APA #2209 1989 Mack R Canton, MA 1994    



William Cotter worked for A-P-A for 20 years as a city driver. Here are some of this pictures.
These photos were taken in May 2002 just before the APA auction
Road units and city tractors City trucks Rear loading dock which was used for outbound
Our loading dock and office in Canton, MA More dock equipment
Canton, MA
Loading dock in Canton, MA
The Canton, MA loading dock was one of the largest in the New England area
Dollies and road pups Road pups Newer Ford L9000's
More Ford L9000's Mack road units International city units
More road trailers APA unit #608
which I drove for 4 years
APA #10296 Volvo/White X- Sanborn
North Bergen, NJ 1996
APA # 2384 1994 Mack CH
North Bergen, NJ 1996
APA # 2651 1993 Mack CH
Allentown, PA 1996
APA # M46 Mack R / #859 1973 Mack MB North Bergen, NJ APA #2057 1982 Mack R / #3200 1994 Ford LN9000 North Bergen, NJ
APA #2385 1996 Mack CH
North Bergen, NJ
APA #2385 1996 Mack CH
North Bergen, NJ
APA #2652 1998 Mack CH
North Bergen, NJ
APA/Sanborn 1985 Ford LN9000
Dorval. Que.
APA # 2388 1994 Mack CH
North Bergen, NJ
APA # 2297 1998 International 9200
North Bergen, NJ



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