Slay Transportation Co., Inc.
In 1920, John R. Slay, a highly decorated World War I veteran, returned to his South St. Louis home and founded Slay Motor Freight. The company began through a partnership between two St. Louis businessmen and close friends, John R. Slay and Edgar Queeny, the founder of the Monsanto Co. Later, John R. Slay renamed the trucking operation to Bee Line Trucking Co., Inc. A long and prosperous business relationship began.
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