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Albert J. Cole began work in the transportation industry at the early age of eight when, as a "bound out" boy, he was employed in a livery stable in Enfield, Maine.
He worked at this job for 10 years and then became station agent for the Maine Central Railroad in the same town. He resigned from this job to become a pioneer in Maine highway transportation.
With nothing but a wagon, a pair of horses, initiative, hope and unbounded determination to make a dream become a reality, he founded the company which today bears his name.
From that day until his death in 1955, Albert J. Cole's life was dedicated to the betterment of Maine and the expansion of highway transportation within the state's boundaries.
Under his wise guidance and through his demonstrated initiative, Cole's Express has grown from this meager start to become the largest intrastate trucking company in Maine, operating 135 vehicles principally within the state's boundaries.
We who now operate Cole's Express are grateful for his untiring work and wise counsel and are dedicated to continue serving Maine with the very best in motor transportation.
Albert J. Cole, Allie Cole, A.J. Cole & Sons, Galen Cole, Cole's Express, Trucking History, Bangor Maine business history
Cole's Express, "Connecting Maine with the Nation: 40th Anniversary of Cole's Express" (1957). Books and Publications. 305.
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