Trucking History

A Look Into the Future: Trucking Tomorrow

If you’ve read the rest of our series “A Look Back at Trucking” then you may be wondering what’s next in the trucking industry. There are plenty of rumors floating around so, let’s take a look at a few and think about when they’ll realistically be widely available. […]

By |January 5th, 2018|Truck driving, Trucking History|0 Comments

A Look Back at Trucking: 1980s-Today

The trucking phenomenon had waned by the start of the 80s, because of the rise of cell phone technology, the CB radio was no longer popular in mainstream culture outside of trucking. […]

By |December 12th, 2017|Truck driving, Trucking History|0 Comments

A Look Back at 1960s-1970s Trucking

Weight Limits For Semis
The Federal-Aid Highway Amendments of 1974 established a federal maximum gross vehicle weight of 80,000 pounds. It also introduced a sliding scale of truck weight-to-length ratios based on the bridge formula. However, no federal minimum weight limit was established during this time and consequently, six states in the Mississippi Valley refused to increase their Interstate weight limits to 80,000 pounds, and the trucking industry faced a barrier to efficient cross-country interstate commerce for a time. […]

By |November 6th, 2017|Truck driving, Trucking History|0 Comments

A Look Back at 1940-1950s Trucking

Fresh out of WWII, America was buzzing with possibilities and there were plenty of trucking advancements made during this time that reflect that vigor. […]

By |September 18th, 2017|Truck driving, Trucking History|0 Comments

A Look Back at 1920-1930’s Semi Trucks

In the years beyond 1920, rural roads were the first of many improvements that lead to the spread of business. This was when mom and pop local stores began using the new trucking technologies available to spread their business outwards. […]

By |September 4th, 2017|Truck driving, Trucking History|0 Comments

7 Truck Driving Songs for Every Taste

After 40 years, there are hundreds of trucking songs out there to choose from. The following list of the most famous trucking songs (in no particular order) has been assembled for a little bit of company on your next long route. […]

By |August 21st, 2017|Truck driving, Trucking History, Trucking Songs|0 Comments

A Look Back at 1890-1910s Semi Trucks

Prior to 1900, the large majority of freight transported over land was carried by trains along railroads. As you can guess, trains were highly efficient at moving large amounts of freight, however, they could only deliver that freight to centralized urban centers. The products were then further distributed by horse-drawn transport. […]

By |August 14th, 2017|Truck driving, Trucking History|0 Comments

The Evolution of the Trucking Industry in Brief

Beginning of Trucking: 1890s
Before there were many paved roads, let alone highways, trucks traveling on the roads were no larger than delivery trucks. They used crude solid rubber tires, making the trip very rough and slow. Most didn’t have completely covered cabs either, letting in seasonal elements.  […]

By |May 8th, 2017|Trucking History|0 Comments