​Jones Motor Co., Inc. Celebrates 125th Anniversary

November 2019

On September 28, 2019 in York, PA, hundreds celebrated a trucking industry milestone. This year Jones Motor Co, Inc., a member of the TII Family of Companies, celebrated its 125th Anniversary. Jones Motor, based in Limerick, PA, traces its roots to 1894 and began operations with a single horse and wagon. The company was founded by John Jones, and was originally known as Jones Drayage Company. Jones Motor is widely regarded as the oldest motor carrier in the United States.

Contractors, agents, employees and family members from all of the TII Family of Companies participated in the day-long extravaganza coined as the Transport Investments Jamboree. On display were historical documents and a chain-driven 1927 C Model Mack that had previously been in the Jones fleet. In addition to food and entertainment, contractors from across the carrier family showed up for a Pride and Polish Competition. Winners were Jared White, leased to Jones Motor Co.; Mark Harris, a contractor for Greentree Transportation Company; Blake Davis/ James Craven from ATI Trucking, LLC; and Evan Bottomley who is leased to Hot Shot Express, Inc.

The TII Family of Companies ranked Number 78 on the Transport Topics Top 100 List of carrier groups, and Number 8 among flatbed/ heavy specialized carriers.