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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.

1919 Pierce Arrow


Engine Type:
4 Cylinder

Transmission Type:
4 Speed

Truck Information:
By 1919 Pierce Arrow already a history of building luxury cars, but there was nothing luxurious about this 1919 Pierce Arrow truck. The truck is well engineered and well built. It performed well and held up under heavy use, but there was no luxury involved. It has a four-cylinder engine; the cylinders were cast in pairs, there is a one-piece crankcase and nondetachable cylinder heads. It is a crank start, solid rubber tires and a worm drive. The dump bed is hydraulic. The George N. Pierce Company dates back to the 1870s. Their first venture into transportation was with building bicycles in Buffalo, New York. They built their first car in 1901 and their first truck in 1912. In 1908 the company name was changed to Pierce Arrow Motor Car Company. During World War I the plant in Buffalo employed 10,000 workers; they built 14,000 trucks for the French and British military. The Depression took a toll on Pierce Arrow; they built their last trucks in 1932, although White Motor Company continued to make trucks with the Pierce Arrow name until 1935. The company ceased operations in 1938.



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