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Peterbilt Trucks of the 1960s
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|April 1, 2011

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T. A. Peterman needed a better truck to haul logs in the northwest, so after experimenting and then acquiring Fageol Motors, he came up with a formula to create rugged, tough trucks to battle curvaceous, undependable mountain roads, earning the nickname…
Autocar Trucks of the 1960s At Work
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|October 15, 2009

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As we start the 1960s, the current Autocar truck models were well on their way in popularity. White had purchased Autocar in 1953 yet Autocar trucks continued thru to the 1970s as part of the "Big Four" White brands. The Interstate Highway System was being…
Semi Trucks Of The 1970s: A Coast-to-coast Run Through The Last Great Era Of The Big Rigs!

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By 1972 there were nearly one million tractor-trailer rigs hauling every conceivable kind of cargo on America's roads. Can you imagine the variety of trucks you would have seen at truck stops across the country? But the 1970s proved to be a decade of incredible…
Semi Trucks Of The American West: A Showcase Of Regional Trucking 1900-1975

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Prior to the 1970s, when length laws were written to allow longer configurations to run on the national interstate highway system, you would only see a lot of these trucks west of the Mississippi. Configurations such as the Rocky Mountain Double were not allowed…
Peterbilt Trucks 1939-1979: At Work
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|November 13, 2005

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Peterbilts among enthusiasts. Starting in 1939 when Peterbilt was formed (after acquiring Fageol trucks), this golden era of trucking is portrayed through large period photographs when these heavy haulers were put to work.   Captions not only tell about…
American Semi Trucks: A Photo History From 1943-1979

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Prepare for a photo-packed look at trucks in action! Ron Adams has combed his huge archive of vintage truck photos to assemble this collection of over 300 black-and-white and color photos of postwar trucks. Prior to deregulation in the 1980s, distinctly branded…
Kenworth Trucks of the 1950s
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|December 1, 2011

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For Kenworth, the 1950s were some of its most exciting years. A financial windfall started out the decade, with a special truck built for ARAMCO that became a standard at oil sites around the world. In the mid 1950s Kenworth began building trucks in Canada and…
White-Freightliner Trucks of the 1960s
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|October 15, 2010

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In 1951, Freightliner signed an agreement with the White Motor Co. to sell Freightliner trucks through White Dealerships. The trucks became White-Freightliner, gaining momentum through the 1950s and exploding in sales through the 1960s. As you look at the photos…
The Long Haul: American Trucking Companies
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|May 15, 2008

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In the early days, many trucking companies started out with one truck or even some horses, and a few tough folks kept hauling through the Great Depression and WWII. As roads improved, many of these companies became large operations with ample semi-trucks,…
Semi Trucks of the 1960s
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|April 18, 2012

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This book follows on the heels of Semi-Trucks of the 1950s . As the '50s saw new and improved models after the starved war years, the Sixties was the decade for expansion, not only for truck manufacturers with a huge selection of models, but also for the…
Autocar Trucks of the 1950s
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|May 15, 2009

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Autocar’s roots go way back into the early 1900s and became known for tough and rugged trucks. When WWII came, very few trucks for civilian use were produced and by the end many trucks were worn out from constant use. After the war, civilian production…
Semi-Trucks of the 1950s: A Photo Gallery

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After WWII Americans were anxious to re-stoke the economy after a long “make-do with what you have” dry spell. By the 1950s new highways were being built, new trucking companies were being formed and old ones revived. Americans were buying…
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