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October 24, 2017

Chevrolet's Six-Figure Trucks at Auctions

As vintage Chevrolet trucks increase in popularity with enthusiasts, more trucks are going up for auction and sale prices for the most coveted trucks keep increasing. As we look back at 100 years of Chevy truck history, here’s a gallery of the nine most expensive Chevrolet trucks sold at Barrett-Jackson auctions to date. Photos courtesy of General Motors.

October 24, 2017

Chevrolet Highlights Six-Figure Vintage Trucks

As vintage Chevrolet trucks increase in popularity with enthusiasts, more trucks are going up for auction and sale prices for the most coveted trucks keep increasing.

July 26, 2017

Ford Trucks Through the Years

Ford is celebrating 100 years of trucks on July 26, 2017. The date marks the centennial of the first Ford truck, the Model TT, offered to the public. Read more here. Photos courtesy of Ford.

December 30, 2015

Time Capsule: 1920 International Model H

As this photo shows, work trucks in the early part of the 20th century emphasized functionality over comfort, leaving drivers such as the one shown here literally out in the cold.

December 28, 2015

FCA US Debuts Arsenal of Democracy Documentary

In recognition of the 75th anniversary of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s historic “Arsenal of Democracy” radio broadcast (December 29, 1940), FCA US LLC has released a short documentary, "Automakers and the Arsenal of Democracy."

December 22, 2015

Time Capsule: 1916 International Model MA with Curtain Side Body

The International brand stretches back more than a century and from its earliest days was a part of the fabric of American workaday life.

October 29, 2015

Ram Looks Back at Trucks of the Past

During its recent heavy hauling event, Ram gave members of the media the opportunity to to drive its entire array of commercial products. But, Ram also had some of its classic Dodge trucks on hand, which shows how far the brand has come both from a styling and driving perspective. Journalists had the opporutnity to get behind the wheel of four of the classic trucks to see how far truck technology has come since the 1940s and 1960s. Photos: Chris Wolski

September 10, 2015

History of Ford Work Trucks in Pictures

In honor of the 2015 Labor Day Holiday, Ford provided a visual timeline of how its F-Series trucks have been at work since the 1930s. Read the full story here. Photos courtesy of Ford.

May 28, 2015

Time Capsule: Circa 1950s Tel-E-lect International Truck

Digger derricks are used today for numerous tasks related to utility line construction. This circa 1950s Tel-E-lect International Truck is an early example of these versatile fleet tools.

March 13, 2015

Time Capsule: Circa 1950s Milk Trucks

If there's ever been a quintessential work truck in the history of commercial vehicles, it's probably the milk truck. As these trucks from the 1950s show, the milk truck was also a relatively sophisticated vehicle for its time.

December 11, 2014

Time Capsule: Circa 1950s Tow Truck

Tow trucks are a ubiquitous part of the vehicle landscape, but this Harry H. Knaack Motors truck from the 1950s must have made an impression.

November 25, 2014

Time Capsule: 1956 Ford 600 Fuel Truck

Today's fuel trucks are a marvel of engineering, and they were no less so more than half-a-century ago as this 1956 Blufire Oil Co. truck upfitted by the Auto Truck Group attests.

November 17, 2014

Time Capsule: Bushing Ice & Coal Co. Fuel Truck Circa 1950

Fleet vehicles have always been called on to perform specialized tasks, as this upfit truck circa 1950 illustrates. The Bushing Ice & Coal Co. truck was upfit to act as fuel truck for customers in the Chicago area.

October 29, 2014

Time Capsule: 1920s Edwin F. Daniels & Co. Truck Auto Car

Trucks have certainly changed in style and use over the years, and this auto car from the 1920s shows how far technology and comfort have come over the past 90 or so years.

September 11, 2014

Time Capsule: 1909 Coca-Cola Delivery Truck

Over the past 100-plus years, trucks have evolved as this 1909 Coca-Cola delivery truck attests.

August 21, 2014

Time Capsule: Circa 1920s Ford Model T

While considered a relatively modern creation, these photos show that commercial fleets have existed for nearly 100 years.

August 7, 2014

Time Capsule: GAZ ZIS-5V

Recently the GAZ Group marked the 70th anniversary of its first production truck at its Ural Vehicle Plant. On July 8, 1944, the first military version of ZIS-5V vehicle was delivered from the production line of the Plant.

July 11, 2014

Dodge's First Commercial Vehicle

Horace and John Dodge reluctantly agreed to develop a commercial vehicle in 1917 after their sales associates lobbied for a work truck that could be sold to small businesses that made deliveries of fruit, beer, and other goods. The result was a vehicle based on the first Dodge passenger car. The vehicle eventually became the 1920 Screenside half-ton vehicle that is considered the predecessor of Dodge's light-duty pickup trucks. Photos by Paul Clinton.

July 10, 2014

Time Capsule: Circa 1954 RCA Victor Truck

The 1950s was period of prosperity for the country following Depression era of the 1930s and the war years of the 1940s. By the middle-1950s, U.S. consumers had returned to pursuing leisure activities as evidenced by this circa 1954 RCA Victor truck.

July 2, 2014

Time Capsule: Alkire-Naylor Cigar Co. Fleet Truck Circa 1913

A fleet vehicle figured prominently in a 1913 advertisement for the Alkire-Naylor Cigar Co. of Salt Lake City, Utah.

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