Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Brady Motorfrate Postcards

Two postcards with trucks and system maps of Brady Motorfrate, Inc. are shown here. These cards were used in 1968 and 1969. As can be seen on the scan of one of the postcard backs, the cards were used to notify a shipper when a shipment was delivered.

Brady Motorfrate is no longer in business. The following is some information I pieced together from a couple of internet sites. Brady Motorfrate was acquired by Smith's Transfer Corp. of Staunton, Virginia. In 1987 Smith's was purchased by American Freight System which ceased operations in 1988.

click this map to enlarge it

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  1. Boy! That brought a feeling of nostalgia! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I wonder if trucking lines do that sort of thing today ~ send out cards when customers' shipment arrives? Probably not. Probably just an email!

  3. I like that as a way to notify customers. It wouldn't work these days, or at least not where I live. Walking would be faster than the postal service.


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