Kenworth Trucks of the 1950s

Kenworth Trucks of the 1950s

In the mid 1950s Kenworth began building trucks in Canada and developed a new design with the cab beside the engine, upping the cargo capacity by 1,000 pounds and offering greatly improved visibility for the driver.

Author: Ron Adams

Publisher: Enthusiast Books

ISBN: 1583882855

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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For Kenworth, the 1950s were some of its most exciting years. A financial windfall started out the decade, with a special truck built for ARAMCO that became a standard at oil sites around the world. In the mid 1950s Kenworth began building trucks in Canada and developed a new design with the cab beside the engine, upping the cargo capacity by 1,000 pounds and offering greatly improved visibility for the driver. In 1956 the company became a subsidiary of the Pacific Car and Foundry Company and under new ownership the 900 model, with a lighter, shorter chassis, was introduced. And, in 1957 the first tilt cab over engine was introduced with easier access to the engine and transmission for servicing. See the huge variety of Kenworths moving goods to Americans at the start of boom times.
Categories: Transportation

Big Rigs of the 1950s

Big Rigs of the 1950s

Author: Ronald G. Adams

Publisher:

ISBN: 1610605748

Category: Transportation

Page:

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The continued improvement of roadways and the dawn of the Interstate highway system in the 1950s was a boon to American industry in general and the trucking industry in particular. This marque-by-marque photo collection provides a comprehensive and nostalgic look back at the rapid development of the tractor-trailer rigs that resulted. Manufacturers like GMC, Chevrolet, Ford, Dodge, White, Freightliner, Peterbilt, Kenworth, Diamond T, International, Mack, Autocar, Brockway and Sterling are shown hauling everything from Cadillacs to cabbage across town, up the coast and over mountain passes. Thorough captions describe the development and history of each model as depicted in archival black-and-white and period color photography.
Categories: Transportation

Kenworth Trucks

Kenworth Trucks

This book highlights the golden era of trucking in crisp period photographs that present a variety of trucking companies and their Kenworth trucks - in action.

Author: Ron Adams

Publisher: Enthusiast Books

ISBN: 1583881476

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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Founded in 1923, Kenworth has since become one of the most recognized names in American truck manufacturing. This book highlights the golden era of trucking in crisp period photographs that present a variety of trucking companies and their Kenworth trucks - in action. Kenworth trucks are featured at work in a variety of settings and jobs - from logging to hauling all types of commodities, including grain, oil and gasoline, livestock, lumber and meat. Photo shots include the many types of trailers used in moving goods from place to place. A visual treat for the Kenworth enthusiast.
Categories: Transportation

American Trucks of the 1950s

American Trucks of the 1950s

Also for 1950, Kenworth introduced its famous flat-nosed K series, helping the
company surpass the 1000 annual trucks total in 1952. An unusual cab design
unveiled in 1953 was the Kenworth CBE (cab beside engine), built along with a ...

Author: Norm Mort

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845842277

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

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This highly visual study examines the important role of trucking in the growth of North America in the 1950s. With 120 images and evocative writing, it encapsulates the histories of the major, minor, obscure, but nonetheless historically significant truck manufacturers. Detailed captions and supportive text complement contemporary brochures, period literature, factory photos and over fifty new, unpublished color photos of restored examples to relate the importance of these historic vehicles.
Categories: Transportation

Semi Trucks of the 1960s

Semi Trucks of the 1960s

This book follows on the heels of Semi-Trucks of the 1950s.

Author: Ron Adams

Publisher: Enthusiast Books

ISBN: 1583883002

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 103

This book follows on the heels of Semi-Trucks of the 1950s. As the '50s saw new and improved models after the starved war years, the Sixties was the decade for expansion, not only for truck manufacturers with a huge selection of models, but also for the trucking companies themselves with more places to haul. Construction of the Interstate highway system helped pave the way for faster and smoother service, helping reshape the American landscape faster than ever seen before. Gear up for this outstanding selection of 1960s semi-truck photos by Ron Adams. Captions include detailed information about the trucks, trailers, and hauling configurations of a wide range of makers including Mack, Brockway, Autocar, Diamond T, Diamond Reo, Ford, White-Freightliner, GMC, International, Kenworth, and Peterbilt.
Categories: Transportation

Semi Truck Color History

Semi Truck Color History

Seen here in his 1967 Kenworth , in front of the White House , George was on his
way to the ICC building to protest for ... Women in trucking are a common sight
today , but there was a time in the 1940s and 1950s when women had to prove ...

Author: Stan Holtzman

Publisher:

ISBN: 1610605918

Category: Transportation

Page:

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A colorful and historical overview of the semi-truck from 1946 through the mid-1970s. Manufacturers covered include Diamond T, Sterling, Western Star, GMC, Ford, Freightliner, International/Navistar, Kenworth, Mack, and Peterbilt. These trucks have many adaptations performing various duties. Feature versions include livestock, flatbed, freight & car haulers.
Categories: Transportation

American Semi Trucks

American Semi Trucks

Shortly after the introduction of the CBE , Kenworth came out with the Model 521 ,
a newly designed cab - over that was to replace the popular “ Bullnose " that
dominated the 1940s and 1950s . The Model 521 was built in conjunction with
the ...

Author: Stan Holtzman

Publisher:

ISBN: 0760709017

Category: Tractor trailer combinations

Page: 96

View: 685

Categories: Tractor trailer combinations

Pennsylvania Township News

Pennsylvania Township News

These sturdy , die - cast trucks were created to represent actual equipment used
by township governments . The tenth edition truck features a Kenworth snow
removal truck and an aluminum dump box filled with cinders . SIS HHM bha
A A A To ... mounted on a trailer and pulled by a 1950s dump truck . City Trucks
ordered x ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000048281737

Category: Local government

Page:

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Categories: Local government

Hoover s Handbook of American Business 2000

Hoover s Handbook of American Business 2000

The company entered the truck manufacturing business with the 1945 purchase
of Seattle - based Kenworth . Growth in the western US during the 1940s and
1950s led to an increased demand for trucks . In the 1950s Pacific Car became
the ...

Author: Hoover's

Publisher: Hoovers Incorporated

ISBN: 1573110558

Category: Business enterprises

Page: 1744

View: 699

Categories: Business enterprises

Kenworth Craftsman

Kenworth Craftsman

51 The Kenworth trucks owned by Murphy Loging Company go into the woods to
pick up their loads of logs and haul them out ... a lumber mill phy , vice president ;
Edward J . Murphy , furnished through Jim Hirte there until the mid - 1950 ' s .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105128537714

Category: Trucks

Page:

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Categories: Trucks

An Illustrated A Z of World Trucks

An Illustrated A Z of World Trucks

In 1933 Kenworth became the first American truck manufacturer to install diesel
engines ( in this case Cummins ) as standard equipment , and the ... In the early
1950s the company introduced the massive 853 for Middle East oilfield duties .

Author: Peter J. Davies

Publisher: Southwater Pub

ISBN: PSU:000051409616

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 462

Extensively researched and authoritatively and enthusiastically written, entries describe in detail the history of each particular company and of course the models for which they are famous.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Forestry chronicle

The Forestry chronicle

... railroad logging to truck logging during the late 1940's and 1950's . Truck and
trailer anufacturers ( Hayes , Pacific , and Kenworth ) developed specialty trucks
for hauling logs and improved truck brakes . Also at that time , mobile radios were
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P00126203G

Category: Forests and forestry

Page:

View: 357

Categories: Forests and forestry

The Timber Producer

The Timber Producer

The truck featured double backto - back frame rails , whereas standard trucks
used only one set . ... 1950s , a new logging territory brought new opportunities
and engineering challenges to Kenworth - the development of Alaska . ... The
tariff crippled Kenworth's Canadian distributor , Ferguson Truck and Equipment
Company , which encouraged Kenworth to counter the tariff by building trucks in
Canada .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P00639424G

Category: Lumber trade

Page:

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Categories: Lumber trade

Directory of Multinationals

Directory of Multinationals

Paccar is a manufacturer of heavy - duty on - and off - road trucks , mid - range
trucks , industrial machinery and automotive parts and accessories . ... T . A .
Wilson * non - executive Products Trucks : Truck operations include the Kenworth
Truck Company , manufacturer of the W900L , the T800 ... The truck operations
completely eclipsed the mature railcar manufacturing side during the 1950s and
1960s .

Author: John M. Stopford

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0068160324

Category: International business enterprises

Page: 1511

View: 699

Categories: International business enterprises

Hoover s Handbook of American Business 2008

Hoover s Handbook of American Business 2008

The company entered the truck- making business with the 1945 purchase of
Seattle-based Kenworth. In the 1950s Pacific Car became the industry leader in
mechanical refrigerator car production. It began producing off-road, heavy trucks
and ...

Author: Hoovers Inc

Publisher: Hoover's Business Press

ISBN: 1573111201

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 980

View: 273

Categories: Business & Economics

International Directory of Company Histories

International Directory of Company Histories

Expands into Truck Manufacturing in the 1940s and 1950s Company Origins In
January 1945 , as the war neared its end , Pacific Car & Foundry purchased the
Kenworth Motor Truck Corporation , located in Seattle . Kenworth specialized in ...

Author: Thomas Derdak

Publisher: Saint James Press

ISBN: UOM:39076001933030

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 725

View: 857

This library owns 80 volumes of this compendium of company histories (usually 2-3 pages each). See the index in volume 80 for all companies covered.
Categories: Business & Economics

The World Directory of Multinational Enterprises

The World Directory of Multinational Enterprises

Products Trucks Through its Kenworth and Peterbilt divisions , Paccar is the third
largest US manufacturer of Class 8 diesel trucks ... The truck operations
completely eclipsed the mature railcar manufacturing side during the 1950s and
1960s .

Author: John M. Stopford

Publisher:

ISBN: 0871964414

Category: Corporations

Page: 1186

View: 894

Categories: Corporations

Hoover s Handbook of American Business 2003

Hoover s Handbook of American Business 2003

The company entered the truck-making business with the 1945 purchase of
Seattle-based Kenworth. In the 1950s Pacific Car became the industry leader in
mechanical refrigerator car production. It began producing off-road, heavy trucks
and ...

Author: Gary Hoover

Publisher: Hoover's

ISBN: 1573110817

Category: Business enterprises

Page: 1752

View: 199

A resource offering information about companies in America. This two-volume set contains in-depth profiles of 750 of America's largest and most influential companies. It covers major corporate giants like Coca Cola, General Motors, Microsoft and Wal-Mart, plus a selection of more than 50 of the largest privately-owned companies, including Cargill and Mars. The work examines the personalities, events and strategies that have made these enterprises leaders in their fields.
Categories: Business enterprises

American Semi Trucks

American Semi Trucks

Complete with detailed captions, this is a complete look at this period of trucking history.

Author: Ron Adams

Publisher: Enthusiast Books

ISBN: 1583883533

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 174

Prepare for a photo-packed look at trucks in action! Ron Adams has combed his huge archive of vintage truck photos to assemble this collection of over 300 black-and-white and color photos of postwar trucks. Prior to deregulation in the 1980s, distinctly branded trucks from hundreds of independent trucking firms worked America’s roads. Organized by decade, American Semi Trucks 1943-1979 features trucks from all makers including Freightliner, Kenworth, Mack, White-Freighliner, and more. Complete with detailed captions, this is a complete look at this period of trucking history.
Categories: Transportation

Hoover s Handbook

Hoover s Handbook

The company entered the growing truck manufacturing industry with the 1945
purchase of Seattle - based Kenworth . In the 1950s Pacific Car became the
industry leader in me - chanical refrigerator car production ; began producing off -
road ...

Author: Gary Hoover

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015057220512

Category: Business enterprises

Page: 646

View: 399

Categories: Business enterprises