Trucking Pioneer Cochrane Dies at 103; Founded Overnite

Jonathan S. Reiskin/Transport Topics

J. Harwood Cochrane, the “greatest LTL trucker” of them all, who entered freight transportation by driving a horse-drawn carriage, founded Overnite Transportation Co. during the Great Depression and sold it to Union Pacific Corp. for $1.2 billion in 1986, died July 25 at the age of 103 in Richmond, Virginia.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
August 8, 2016