Milne Truck

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

MILNE TRUCKING LINE

St. George, Utah

LOCATION

50 North Main Street
St. George, Utah
Telephone 117                           in the 1941 telephone book     (Jos J Milne Truck Line Inc)

209 West 100 North
St. George, Utah
Telephone 117                           in the 1954 telephone book     (Jos J Milne Truck Line Inc)
Telephone ORchard 3-3581     in the 1958 telephone book     (Milne Truck Lines)
Telephone ORchard 3-3581     in the 1961 telephone book     (Milne Truck Lines)
Telephone 673-3581                 in the 1972 telephone book     (Milne Truck Lines Inc)

1000 South 3rd West
Salt Lake City, Utah


HISTORY

Joseph J. Milne started Milne Truck Line in 1916. He purchased his first truck in 1917. It was a Garford with hard rubber tires. He began hauling food and other things between St. George, Anderson Ranch, Cedar City, Lund, and the railhead at Modena.

Later, they added trucks with inflated rubber tires and started freighting as far away as Salt Lake City. They gradually transitioned from hauling fresh produced to transporting petroleum products.

When the Utah Public Service Commission started requiring certification of trucking companies, Milne obtained Certificate #2.

In 1933, Milne bought out Southern Utah Truck Line and expanded their joint operations, throughout Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming.

Milne Truck Line merged with Rocky Mountain Produce Company and Joseph Milne's son, Arvel R. Milne, became president of the merged company.

Milne Truck Lines acquired Los Angeles based Wells Truckways in 1959. Arvel Milne was president of the company as of that time.

Milne Truck Lines was acquired by Sun Oil Company in 1979.


PHOTOS

A truck used for the Milne Trucking Line
SUU-0028   A truck used for the Milne Trucking Line


REFERENCES

A History of Washington County: From Isolation to Destination
Book by Douglas D. Alder and Karl F. Brooks
Pages 103, 262-263
See the information page

Milne Truck Lines Buys Coast Company
Article by Jack E. Jarrard
Deseret News - Salt Lake Telegram,   January 15, 1959