History

1  -  16  of  16

August 24, 2015

Allison Celebrates 100 Years by Promoting Today’s Products

The future is bright for the fully automatic transmission in commercial vehicles, say executives at Allison Transmission, even as they’re saluting their company’s founder and honoring accomplishments in this, the company’s centennial year.

August 21, 2015

Being Evel Documentary Premiere

The Evel Knievel documentary “Being Evel” premiered in Hollywood Wednesday, complete with a star-studded red carpet and an immaculately restored 1974 Mack FS show truck. Photos: Steven Martinez 

August 20, 2015

Mack Show Truck Stars at Evel Knievel Documentary Premiere

Evel Knievel’s custom 1974 Mack FS cabover show truck, "Big Red," was featured prominently at the premiere of the new documentary film "Being Evel" this week.

August 11, 2015

CB Radios Then and Now

Unlike VCRs, eight-track tapes and flip phones, CB radios are still a valuable tool. Deborah Lockridge takes a trip down memory lane in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

July 20, 2015

Restored Mack Part of Evel Knievel Exhibit Tour

The FS tractor, complete with red, white and blue interior to match the stuntman’s Americana theme, has a custom-built dressing room that sits like a long sleeper on the truck’s frame rails.

July 9, 2015

Were Those Old Trucks Really as Good as We Remember?

A weekend at an antique and classic truck show opens up the floodgates and the memories of 20 years on the road come flooding back. Equipment Editor Jim Park makes a few seat-of-the-pants comparisons of the truck he used to drive to the trucks we're driving today.

July 8, 2015

Classic Style. Classic Comfort?

While some veteran drivers might jump at the chance, you'd likely have a hard time getting one of today's 20-something drivers into an '80s-vintage or earlier truck. Check out these photos highlighting some of the cab interiors that preceded the luxury yachts we call over the road trucks today.

June 17, 2015

A Fruehauf Lowboy Carried Palomar Observatory's Mirror

What transpired was a meticulously planned two-day journey involving Belyea Truck Co. and Pacific Crane & Rigging, plus support vehicles, California Highway Patrol motorcycle escorts, and cars bearing press reporters and photographers.

September 17, 2014

New Book Details History of Fruehauf Trailers

A new book has been published that details the history of the Fruehauf Trailer Company.

September 8, 2014

The Little Engine That Did

Fans of old engines and machinery would have been thrilled to find this working, 95-year-old engine on display at the the 40th anniversary celebrations of Cummins Jamestown, N.Y.. assembly plant. It's believed to have been among the first engines ever produced by the Cummins Engine Co., hand-built by Clessie Cummins himself. Jim Park has more in his "On the Road" blog.

August 14, 2014

Meeting a Walking Oshkosh History Museum

Senior Editor Tom Berg guest-writes the All That's Trucking blog with a story of an interesting character he met recently while on assignment.

March 27, 2014

Peterbilt's 75th Anniversary Tour of U.S., Canada Begins April 1

Peterbilt's anniversary display trailer contains history of the brand and samples of current products. The tour will run into November.

January 24, 2014

Cold in Roanoke, a Shiny Overnite Rig, and a Volunteer Named Wizzy. How About That?

Piggyback and container trains were running on an O-gauge model railroad, and little big rigs were backed into loading docks, just like in the real world.

November 21, 2013

Sad Work: Delivering the News of JFK’s Assassination

What were you doing 50 years ago, when you heard that JFK had been assassinated? If you’re age 55 or older, you probably remember that moment clearly, sociologists say. Senior Editor Tom Berg, who’s now 70, recalls how news of the event directly affected his part-time truck-driving job.

May 24, 2013

TCA 75th Anniversary

If you like trucking history, check out the Truckload Carriers Association's 75th anniversary video.

February 14, 2013

Kenworth Celebrates 90th Anniversary in 2013

Kenworth Truck Company is celebrating its milestone 90th anniversary during 2013.

Previous||1||Next

Newsletter

We offer e-newsletters that deliver targeted news and information for the entire fleet industry.

GotQuestions?

Lubricants

The expert, Mark Betner from CITGO, will answer your questions

View All

GotQuestions?

Suspension

The expert, Rence Oliphant from Hendrickson, will answer your questions

View All