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February 16, 2018

Photos: A Visit to the Mack Trucks Museum

Over 100 years ago, Mack was building trucks, before anybody really understood waht a truck was. A visit to its incredible museum celebrating that heritage is a must for any trucking or automotive history fan. 

February 9, 2018

Book On Trailer Manufacturing History Recalls Personal Stories

U-boat attacks on the Gulf and Atlantic coasts early in World War II forced hauling of petroleum by truck, the interesting volume says.

February 9, 2018

Remembering the Red Ball Express

African-American soldiers risked their lives to keep the U.S. Army supplied during World War II and became legends in the process.

January 23, 2018

Phillips Industries Celebrates 90 Years

Phillips Industries embarked on a year-long celebration of its 90th year in business with a press conference during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week.

January 23, 2018

Q&A: Phillips Industries, From Signal Arms to Autonomous Trucks

Phillips Industries is celebrating 90 years in business. We talk to its third- and fourth-generation leadership to learn more about the history of the company and how it's looking ahead to wireless technology, autonomous trucks and more.

November 14, 2017

Talbert Celebrates Removable Gooseneck’s 70th Anniversary

The mechanical gooseneck revolutionized equipment loading by eliminating the need to drive machinery up and over the trailer tires, says Talbert. Tom Berg has more in the Trailer Talk blog.

October 5, 2017

Old Trucks At Old Car City, USA

HDT Senior Editor Jack Roberts recently stopped in at Old Car City, USA, while on a test drive. The site has been an automotive graveyard since 1931 and is the final resting place for a wide array of old cars, trucks and vans from the Golden Age of the Automobile. Photos highlight some of the old working trucks and vans slowly melting away in the woods near White, Georgia.

April 11, 2017

The Knight-Swift Merger: Lessons from the History of Ocean Shipping

After World War II, the maritime shipping industry was dealing with pressure for larger loads, faster deliveries, new technology and rising equipment costs. How fleets responded to those challenges is instructive.

March 30, 2017

Pozzo Truck Center Celebrates 95 Years as Mack Dealer

Pozzo Truck Center is celebrating its 95th year as a Mack Trucks dealer, serving the Gary, Ind., area since the 1920s.

March 22, 2017

American Truck Historical Society Display at MATS

The American Truck Historical Society has a display in the South Hall of the Mid-America Trucking Show again this year. Here are a few of the trucks on the floor this time around.

August 12, 2016

Focus On... Cummins' One-of-A-Kind Diesel Indy Car

When Cummins entered its #28 Special race car in the 1952 Indianapolis 500, it wasn't looking to get into the racing business. It was trying to prove a point about diesel engines, and boy, did they succeed. Equipment Editor Jim Park met got a close look at the car at the launch event of Cummins 2017 engine lineup in July. 

August 10, 2016

When Cummins Went to Indy

Cummins Engine Co. founder Clessie Cummins knew a thing or two about making engines. As it turns out he had a twisted genius for marketing too.

April 14, 2016

Video: American Truck Historical Society at MATS 2016

Equipment Editor Jim Park talks with the team from American Truck Historical Society during the Mid-America Trucking Show to find out more about the group, their mission and the renewed interest in vintage trucks.

April 4, 2016

Photos: Antique Trucks at Mid-America 2016

Normally, this space in the South Hall of the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., is crammed with the latest offereings from truck manufacturers. This year, in their absence, we found this terrific collection of antiques, courtesy of the American Truck Historical Society.

December 4, 2015

Evel Knievel Show Truck on Display for the Holidays

Mack Trucks is celebrating the holidays by featuring Evel Knievel’s show truck “Big Red” at the Mack Trucks Historical Museum on three consecutive Saturdays in December.

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.


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