Fred Gruin Jr. Truck Pictures
March 30, 1941 - January 2, 2017

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E. Brook Matlack, Inc.
A Matlack White at the Ft, Lee (NJ) diner on U.S. 1 in 1955 or 1956. A Matlack GMC at the Ft, Lee (NJ) diner on U.S. 1 in 1955 or 1956. A Matlack Mack on U.S. 130 at Burlington, NJ in 1956.
A GMC and Mack at a Matlack terminal on U.S. 1 north of Metuchen, NJ in the summer of 1959. This Matlack picture was taken by Bill Jensen at an unknown location in December 1978.
Malone Freight Lines
Malone was based in Birmingham, AL.
This Malone Freight Lines GMC was fueling at the southbound Shell station on U.S. 1 in Ft. Lee, NJ in 1955 or 1956.
Mason-Dixon Lines
Mason-Dixon was based in Kingsport, TN and was purchased by Central Transport of Sterling Heights, MI in 1984.
Mason-Dixon Lines White 3000 pulling a Western Express (of Cleveland) trailer were taken at the Ft. Lee (NJ) diner on U.S. 1 in 1955 or 1956. Mason-Dixon Lines White taken in New York City near the West Side Highway in 1956.
These pictures of Mason-Dixon Lines Macks were taken at their northern New Jersey terminal in 1959. The terminal was right beside the NJ Turnpike near the George Washington Bridge exit. The tanker is their sister company, Mason-Dixon Tank Lines.
Mason-Dixon Lines sent these pictures to Fred in the mid 50's - same truck, different angles.
Merchants Motor Freight
Merchants was based in St. Paul, MN and merged with Admiral Transit in 1972, becoming Admiral Merchants Motor Freight.
These Merchants Motor Freight units (a trailer with Kenworth half-cab tractors at either end), was parked at a truck stop 10 miles west on Angola, IN on U.S. 20 on a frigid day in early 1959. I suspect some sort of weather related breakdown, maybe the brakes were frozen in the off position on the trailer. Merchants Motor Freight Kenworth half-cab at a truck stop 10 miles west of Angola, IN on U.S. 20 in 1959.
Merchants Motor Freight Kenworth half-cabs at with an Eastern Express trailer at the truck stop just west of Angola in 1959.
Midwest Freight Forwarding Co., Inc.
Midwest, based in Chicago, was purchased by Crouch Bros. of St. Joseph, MO in 1972.
A Midwest Freight Forwarding Co. Mack at the northbound Shell station on U.S. 1 in Ft. Lee, NJ in 1955 or 1956. A Midwest Hendrickson at the truck stop just west of Angola, IN on U.S. 20 in June 1959. This is a Midwest Freight Forwarding Diamond T pulling a Ringsby Truck Lines trailer through Butler, IN on U.S. 6 in 1959.
Miller Transportation
Miller was an Indiana based carrier, which merged with Brada Cartage in the early 60's to became Brada Miller, based in Kokomo, IN.
Miller Transportation White parked at a truck stop on U.S. 27 in Hamilton Lake, IN in 1959. Miller Transportation Ford parked at a truck stop on U.S. 27 in Hamilton Lake, IN in 1959. A Miller Transportation White 3000 climbs the grade on U.S. 27 l block south of the intersection with U.S. 20 in the center of Angola, IN after an ice storm in January 1959.
A Miller Transportation Diamond T at the truck stop at Hamilton Lake, IN, south of Angola in 1959.
M&M Transportation
M & M, based in Somerville, MA, was purchased by Consolidated Freightways and Sanborns Motor Express in the late 70's.
These M & M Transportation Co. Macks were parked on U.S. 1 in Ft. Lee, NJ in 1955 or 1956.
Mohawk Motor
Mohawk, based in Tiffin, OH, was purchased by Central Transport of Sterling Heights, MI in 1972.
Monfort Packing of Colorado
Monfort Packing were based in Greeley, CO
Michigan Express
Michigan Express was purchased in the early 70's by Central Transport, Terminal Transport, IML Freight, and Indianhead Truck Lines.
This Mohawk Motor White was westbound on U.S. 20 in Angola, IN in January 1959 after an ice storm. This Monfort Packing Kenworth was pulling away from a toll gate on I-80 at the Delaware Gap in the late 70's. Bill Jensen took the picture. This Michigan Express Diamond T was eastbound on U.S. 20 west of Angola, IN in March 1959.
Motor Express of Indiana
MXI, based in Indianapolis, was purchased by Be Mac Transport of St. Louis in 1988.
A visit to the Motor Express of Indiana Ft. Wayne terminal in the spring of 1959 found this International.
Motor Cargo
Motor Cargo, based in Akron, OH, was purchased by Consolidated Freightways in 1956.
Motor Cargo White parked at the Ft. Lee (NJ) diner on U.S. 1 in 1955 or 1956. Motor Cargo International parked at the Ft. Lee (NJ) diner on U.S. 1 in 1955 or 1956. Motor Cargo White parked at the Ft. Lee (NJ) diner on U.S. 1 in 1955 or 1956.
Motor Cargo International parked at the Ft. Lee (NJ) diner on U.S. 1 in 1955 or 1956. This Motor Cargo Diamond T was parked at the truck stop just west of Angola, IN on U.S. 20 in 1959. Motor Cargo Motor Cargo White parked at the Ft. Lee diner.
Motor Cargo Motor Cargo Dodge parked at the Ft. Lee diner. Motor Cargo Motor Cargo with a leased Diamond T parked at the Ft. Lee diner. Motor Cargo Diamond T at the truck stop just west of Angola in 1959.
Motor Cargo Diamond T's at the truck stop just west of Angola in 1959. Motor Cargo Diamond T's at the truck stop just west of Angola in 1959. Motor Cargo Diamond T's at the truck stop just west of Angola in 1959.
Motor Cargo International in 1959 at the truck stop just west of Angola. Motor Cargo International in 1959 at the truck stop just west of Angola. Motor Cargo White 5000 in 1960 at the truck stop just west of Angola.
Motor Cargo International at the western edge of Angola, IN on U.S. 20, after an ice storm in early 1959. Motor Cargo International at the western edge of Angola, IN on U.S. 20, after an ice storm in early 1959. Motor Cargo Reo at the western edge of Angola, IN on U.S. 20, after an ice storm in early 1959.
Motor Cargo Diamond T sent to Fred by Motor Cargo in the mid 50's. Motor Cargo Diamond T sent to Fred by Motor Cargo in the mid 50's. Motor Cargo Mack sent to Fred by Motor Cargo in the mid 50's.
A Motor Cargo Diamond T pulling a trailer loaded with a 17 ton casting, eastbound on U.S. 20 about 10 miles west of Angola, IN in 1959 or 1960.
A Motor Cargo International westbound on U.S. 20, leaving Angola in January 1959 after an ice storm.
A Motor Cargo International pulling turnpike doubles, parked at the Angola service area on the Indiana Toll Road in the fall of 1960. Two Motor Cargo Internationals westbound on the Pennsylvania turnpike in September 1958. A Motor Cargo International on U.S. 1 in Washington, DC, a few blocks from the capitol, in the summer of 1958.
Roland B. Shumaker and his truck and trailer in front of Motor Cargo terminal on Carol Street in Akron, Ohio on May 23, 1947. Robert Shumaker Collection.
Mid-States Freight Lines
Mid-States merged with Spector Motor Service of Chicago in 1957 to become Spector Mid-States.
A Mid-States Freight Lines Autocar at the northbound Shell station on U.S. 1 in Ft.. Lee, NJ, in 1955 or 1956. Mid-States Mack and a White at their New York City terminal near the West Side Highway in 1956.
Mid-States Mack at their New York City terminal near the West Side Highway in 1956. A Mid-States International that Mid-States sent to Fred in the mid 50's, probably taken in front of their Chicago headquarters
Mid-States White with an Interstate Motor Lines trailer, taken by John Mason at Bedford, PA in 1957. Mid-States White taken by John Mason at Bedford, PA in 1957. Mid-States White taken by John Mason at Bedford, PA in 1957.
Mid-States White taken by John Mason at Bedford, PA in 1957. Mid-States White with a PIE trailer, taken by John Mason at Bedford, PA in 1957. Mid-States White with a Hancock Trucking trailer, taken by John Mason at Bedford, PA in 1957.
John Mason took this picture of a Mid-States Freight Lines White pulling a Ringsby Truck Lines trailer at Bedford, PA in 1957. Mid-States Freight Lines Whites at Bedford, PA in 1957. Picture by John Mason. A Mid-States Freight Lines White tractor at the Ft. Lee (NJ) diner in 1955 or 1956. John Mason took the picture.
Motor Freight Express
This Motor Freight Express International was parked at the Ft. Lee (NJ) diner in 1955 or 1956. This Motor Freight Express GMC was parked somewhere in central PA in 1957. Picture by John Mason.
Middle Atlantic Transportation
Middle Atlantic, based in New Britain, CT, was purchased by Branch Motor Express of New York, NY in 1969.
Middle Atlantic Transportation Co. White taken at the Ft. Lee, NJ area in 1955 or 1956. Middle Atlantic Transportation Co. International taken at the Ft. Lee, NJ area in 1955 or 1956. Middle Atlantic Transportation Co. GMC taken at the Ft. Lee, NJ area in 1955 or 1956.
Middle Atlantic Transportation Co. Diamond T parked near Breezewood, PA in April 1960. Middle Atlantic Transportation Co. Diamond T parked near Breezewood, PA in April 1960. Middle Atlantic Transportation Co. International parked near Breezewood, PA in April 1960.
This Middle Atlantic Transportation Co. White was parked at a service area near Bedford on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in 1957. John Mason took the picture.



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