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Trucks on Display

 

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.

1931 International


Truck Information:
The 1931 International was a popular truck in the '30s. It is a very basic truck, narrow cab, pontoon fenders, butterfly hood, very typical of trucks at the time. International made their own gas-powered engines and they were basic engines; International engine block, six cylinders, distributor, spark plugs, coil, carburetor, all were easy to reach, easy and simple to service. The inside was also simple, not many gauges, not much space. You wouldn't have taken this truck on long trips; it wasn't very powerful or comfortable. The seat is a simple bench seat, no adjustment. If you were short you slid forward on the seat; if you were tall you slid backwards. And if you were really tall, you were pretty cramped. It has a six-volt battery and electric starter. There was not much power in a six-volt battery; they turned an engine over slow. It wouldn't take much to run one down. There is an opening in the front to use a crank to start it if the battery was low on a cold day. To be a truck driver in the 1930s, you needed to be really resourceful.



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