Federal Motor Truck Company
When this truck was new, about 120,000 tractor-trailers traveled the roads. By 2000, there were over two million. New interstate highways helped long-haul trucks dominate the freight business. Americans developed a romantic image of truckers as modern cowboys roaming concrete trails, speaking their own language on CB radios. Drivers became heroes of movies and music. But real truck driving is demanding, sometimes dangerous, and often boring work.
20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124-5029
The Henry Ford
From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Galen L. Cole.