Photo: The Auto Truck Group

Photo: The Auto Truck Group

Tow trucks are a ubiquitous part of the vehicle landscape, but this Harry H. Knaack Motors truck from around 1940 that was utilized in the 1950s must have made an impression.

Upfit by the Auto Truck Group, the truck had a complex pulley system that appeared ready for towing any full-sized car or truck of the era.

Founded in 1918, the Auto Truck Group is headquartered in Bartlett, Ill.

Work Truck eNews will be featuring historic images of fleet trucks on a regular basis. If you have an historic fleet truck image you'd like to share with readers, e-mail it to Lauren Fletcher or Chris Wolski.