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Eisenhower and the Interstate

Blog commentary by Jack Roberts, Senior Editor

German POWs march to the rear while U.S. Army forces advance in both lanes on the German Autobahn in this iconic 1945 photograph. Photo: U.S. Army

May 18, 2017

Because of his personal experiences as both a lowly Army officer and Supreme Commander of Allied Forces Europe, Dwight Eisenhower understood the importance of a modern highway system better than any other leader of his time. Part 2 in a series.

Tags: Infrastructure, Interstate, World War II

Author: Jack Roberts | Posted @ Thursday, May 18, 2017 7:35 AM | » Comments(0)

Motor Trucks in the Wild West

Blog commentary by Jack Roberts, Senior Editor

Mack Trucks in action during the U.S. Army's 1919 cross-country motor convoy experiment. Photo: U.S. Army Signal Corps

May 11, 2017

In 1919, a young Army officer learned firsthand how important modern roads were for his rapidly transforming young nation. And trucking benefits from the lessons he learned to this very day.

Tags: Cadillac, Mack Trucks, GMC, Highways, Interstate, White Motor Co., Interstate Highway System

Author: Jack Roberts | Posted @ Thursday, May 11, 2017 2:02 PM | » Comments(1)

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