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A story of ‘Singing Wheels’ that served America

| January 07, 2011

The 1941 movie, “Singing Wheels,” produced by the Automobile Manufacturers Association of the Motor Truck Committee sing’s something like a hallelujah chorus of the then burgeoning trucking industry. Watch this newly posted video on OverdriveRetro to see what some of the commerce was like immediately prior to the nation’s entrance into World War II.

The International ad that ran in the May 19, 1941, issue of Life magazine promoted the 22-minute free movie as “thrilling” and, regarding its own truck lines, made an observation that became momentous: “This year, trucks and the highways on which they roll assume a new importance in the nation’s No. 1 job — National Defense.”

  • D. D. Norman

    I am interested in learning as much history as is known about the film Singing Wheels; when, where and why it was produced, etc. I was told it was produced for Eisenhower’s program for the Interstate Highway System. However, that would have been about 1953, not 1941. Help please. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.