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Historical Vehicles

For more than 100 years International trucks have been a part of a the U.S. landscape. The following photos from Patrick Foster's recent book International Harvester Trucks:The Complete History give a glimpse of the International Harvester brand's early use as work trucks. Photos: Patrick Foster/Motor Books 

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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.

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."

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

The Evolution of Chevrolet Pickups

During its media launch of the 2016 Colorado medium- and Silverado full-size pickup trucks, Chevrolet also gave a glimpse of the beginnings of the brand with examples of earlier trucks. Photos: Chris Wolski

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.

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.

Time Capsule: Chain Driven Upfit Circa 1930s

Before the development of hydraulics, chain-driven mechanisms were the upfitting norm as this photo from the 1930s demonstrates. While it may not be as efficient as the modern technology, the evidence shows that it still got the job done.

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