truck history

New book explores first cross-continent truck trip

Many of you will be familiar with the 1919 military truck convoy that traversed the United States in an effort to test the efficacy of cargo trucks on the roads, or lack thereof, of the day. A Young Dwight Eisenhower was part of the convoy, and his experience of it is oft-cited as having a great deal to do with his support of the Interstate Highway Program as President later. A new book, however, tells the ...

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Truck exhibit hall expanding

Iowa 80 Trucking Museum's exhibit hall is expanding by 21, 600 square feet to display more than 60 trucks, museum curator Dave Meier said. Part of the Iowa 80 Truckstop based in Walcott, Iowa, the exhibit hall will have air conditioning after the expansion is completed, which is expected to be in December 2012.

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A coffee-table book of Freightliners

Ron Adams' book, "White-Freightliner Trucks of the 1960s," features more than 100 photos, many similar to the rigs in 1960s Overdrive issues.

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Dollars and Sense

Here are two key points in shopping for used trucks.

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