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Below is a sampling of many of the trucks on display in our Trucking Hall of Fame® Exhibit Hall. When you visit, you’ll find more than what is featured here.

1964 International Emeryville


Truck Information:
In the 1960s this 1964 International Emeryville was the cabover truck that you saw most of. They are called Emeryvilles because they were made in Emeryville, California. It was a well-priced and well-made truck. It's an assembled truck with a Cummins engine and a Fuller transmission. There were a lot of these on the road into the '70s. It does have a sleeper cab, though small. Truck designers weren't worried about providing a driver with a palace to sleep in, and they did not want the weight. Weight is very important in a truck. As drivers today know, the more the truck weighs, the less you can haul. Early sleepers were 21 to 22 inches wide. An average man is 18-19 inches from shoulder to shoulder; big men can be 24-25 inches from side to side. A lot of men would have been sleeping with their shoulders scrunched together or at least with no room for their arms to rest on the side of their bodies, so they slept with their arms crossed, making it a lot like a coffin. Sleeper sizes have grown to keep up with the size of people; now they are 36-48 inches wide and in some cases wide enough for a double bed. In the early years there wasn't much thought about driver comfort.



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