80 years ago, Nicholas Mangino founded NJM Motor
Transport as a one-man operation hauling coal
from the mines of Pennsylvania to the New York
metropolitan area. He had a vision that the
trucking industry was to become a major force
in transportation for our nation’s growing
economy. He was right! With the purchase of
one Ford truck in 1930 and the desire to own
his own business, Nicholas Mangino became one
of the forerunners of today’s trucking
....In 1955, with his two sons, Joseph and Edward by his side, the company changed its name from NJM Motor Transport to Metropolitan Trucking, Inc. to better represent the company it had developed into. The company grew rapidly during the 1980’s, especially after Motor Carrier Deregulation eased the business restrictions previously faced by carriers.
.... Today, Metropolitan is a full-service truckload carrier of general commodities in both interstate and intrastate commerce. From their corporate headquarters in Saddlebrook, NJ, Metropolitan commands an impressive company fleet of modern equipment operated by experienced drivers serving customers throughout the eastern half of the United States.
....As it has been for three generations, Metropolitan continues to be owned and operated by the Mangino family. Joseph Jr., Nicholas’ grandson, currently serves as president and is driven by the same ideals of cost and quality consciousness established by his grandfather and father before him.
....Metropolitan’s history is simply about one man’s dream to offer the best service in the trucking industry and a family’s dedication to keeping his dream alive.