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1952 Federal 45M Truck Tractor, Used by Cole's Express

1952

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford

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.

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  • Title: 1952 Federal 45M Truck Tractor, Used by Cole's Express
  • Date Created: 1952
  • Location: United States, Maine, Bangor
  • Subject Keywords: Cole's Express, Freight and freightage, Truck tractors, Trucks
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=245457
  • Object Name: Truck tractor
  • Object ID: 88.381.1
  • Image ID: THF91031
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Galen L. Cole.

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