Churchill Truck Lines

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Churchill Truck Lines is no longer in business.

Churchill Truck Lines voluntarily announced their closing on April 11, 1994.

This was done during the middle of the Teamster's Strike.

After 68 sucessful years in business this was a hard decision particularily at the time for President Kenneth Churchill, the oldest son of the founder Cliff Churchill. The decision was supported by the Family Board of 70 Members.

Churchill received their grandfather authoirity by the ICC as they were in operation in 1926.

This LTL Regular Route Common Carrier had been profitable and sucessful up until only about a couple years prior to the closing.

The peak heyday years were the late 50's, 60's, 70's, and early 80's. After 1985 the effects of deregulation and heavy discounting of LTL freight was really straining this truck line that employed all Teamster drivers, dockworkers, and mechanics.

The core of the operation reached from Minneapolis on the North, to Dallas on South.

Largest terminals were Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, and Minneapolis of the 150 terminals in their system.

If you wish further information you may email Fred Churchill, son of Kenneth Churchill at

THANK YOU MICHAEL GULLY FOR THIS INFORMATION!!


This is a Route Guide of Churchill Truck Lines of Chillicothe, MO. It looks like it is from the 40`s. This photo is also from a Route Guide of Churchill Truck Lines. Location is Chillicothe, MO. Looks as if it maybe from around the 50`s
Was a Churchill TruckLine P&D truck at one time Churchill Truck Lines Inc. shop
I was in Chillicothe, MO and got these pictures of Churchill Truck Lines Inc. Sign in front and part of office building Churchill Truck Lines terminal at Chillicothe, MO


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