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Work Truck Commemorates 10th Anniversary

Work Truck Commemorates 10th Anniversary

From the push to “go green” to new-vehicle launches to mergers and acquisitions, the past decade has been covered in full by the No. 1 vocational truck magazine.

December 6, 2016

Time Capsule: 1920 International Model H

Time Capsule: 1920 International Model H

As this photo shows, work trucks in the early part of the 20th century emphasized functionality over comfort, leaving drivers such as the one shown here literally out in the cold.

December 30, 2015

Time Capsule: 1916 International Model MA with Curtain Side Body
Time Capsule: Circa 1950s Tel-E-lect International Truck
Time Capsule: Circa 1950s Milk Trucks

Time Capsule: Circa 1950s Milk Trucks

If there's ever been a quintessential work truck in the history of commercial vehicles, it's probably the milk truck. As these trucks from the 1950s show, the milk truck was also a relatively sophisticated vehicle for its time.

March 13, 2015

Time Capsule: Chain Driven Upfit Circa 1930s

Time Capsule: Chain Driven Upfit Circa 1930s

Before the development of hydraulics, chain-driven mechanisms were the upfitting norm as this photo from the 1930s demonstrates. While it may not be as efficient as the modern technology, the evidence shows that it still got the job done.

December 18, 2014

Time Capsule: Circa 1940 Tow Truck

Time Capsule: Circa 1940 Tow Truck

Tow trucks are a ubiquitous part of the vehicle landscape, but this Harry H. Knaack Motors truck from around1940 must have made an impression.

December 11, 2014

Time Capsule: 1956 Ford 600 Fuel Truck

Time Capsule: 1956 Ford 600 Fuel Truck

Today's fuel trucks are a marvel of engineering, and they were no less so more than half-a-century ago as this 1956 Blufire Oil Co. truck upfitted by the Auto Truck Group attests.

November 25, 2014

Time Capsule: 1920s Edwin F. Daniels & Co. Truck Auto Car
Time Capsule: 1909 Coca-Cola Delivery Truck
Time Capsule: Circa 1911 Franklin Commercial Truck

Time Capsule: Circa 1911 Franklin Commercial Truck

As this circa 1911 advertisement shows, OEMs have been highlighting the benefits of efficiency and reliability. Other issues touched on in the advertisement sound surprisingly modern, including TCO, maintenance, concerns about depreciation, and an emphasis on safety.

July 31, 2014

Time Capsule: Circa 1918 Dodge Tire Service Truck

Time Capsule: Circa 1918 Dodge Tire Service Truck

Automotive services are not a new phenomenon as this circa 1918 Dodge service truck attests. The truck was operated by Peter Dziadik's Tire Shop in Peekskill, N.Y., from about 1918 to the late 1920s.

July 24, 2014

Time Capsule: Circa 1954 RCA Victor Truck

Time Capsule: Circa 1954 RCA Victor Truck

The 1950s was period of prosperity for the country following Depression era of the 1930s and the war years of the 1940s. By the middle-1950s, U.S. consumers had returned to pursuing leisure activities as evidenced by this circa 1954 RCA Victor truck.

July 10, 2014

Time Capsule: Alkire-Naylor Cigar Co. Fleet Truck Circa 1913

100-Plus Most Important Events in Fleet

As John F. Kennedy once said, “History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.”

January 4, 2013

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