While trucking has always been a way to transport goods, the industry has changed a lot in it’s roughly 100 year history.
In the last 10 years alone, we’ve seen the rise of ALOGs, then ELDs, and now it seems electric and self-driving trucks might be just over the horizon. So we wanted to look back through the history of trucking and get a glimpse of how the industry got started and what it used to be like.
To make these images feel even more real, we utilized a computer program to colorize these old semi truck photos. We know you’ll love this trip through the history of the trucking industry.
1. A driver for a construction company, 1918.
2. A fleet of trucks owned by R. Crealy, 1920.
3. Swift Ice Cream Company (no not that Swift), 1955.
4. Loading a truck at the Associated Transport Company, New York City, 1943.
5. Associated Transport Company, New York City, 1943.
6. Checking a trailer at Davidson Transfer Company in Baltimore, Maryland, 1943.
7. Associated Transport Company New York city, 1943(?).
8. Associated Transport Company yard jockey moving truck in Baltimore, Maryland, 1943.