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History of the First Truck: 1896

The first truck in the world was designed by Gottlieb Daimler in 1896.

The first truck in the world looked like a cart with an engine and without a drawbar. The engine, called "Phoenix", was a four-horsepower-strong two-cylinder engine located at the rear.

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