American Truck Historical Society

American Truck Historical Society Incorporated in 1971, the American Truck Historical Society was formed to preserve the history of trucks, the trucking industry, and its pioneers.

Since 1971, the American Truck Historical Society (“ATHS”) has been recognized by the trucking industry as the authority for promoting preservation, research, and interpretation of the development of the trucks and trucking industry in the United States, and in some cases, internationally. ATHS is the preeminent central repository focused exclusively on the preservation and research of the America

Since 1971, the American Truck Historical Society (“ATHS”) has been recognized by the trucking industry as the authority for promoting preservation, research, and interpretation of the development of the trucks and trucking industry in the United States, and in some cases, internationally. ATHS is the preeminent central repository focused exclusively on the preservation and research of the America

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What a way to end the day! We were honored to hear from all of our American Trucking and Industry Leader Hall of Fame in...
10/16/2021

What a way to end the day! We were honored to hear from all of our American Trucking and Industry Leader Hall of Fame inductees. Congratulations to all of these deserving icons! Left to right: Dave Nemo (trucking radio icon); Jack & Gus Mack (Accepting is Jeff Oldham, Regional VP) Clessie Cummins (Accepting is Amy Boerger, Vice President of the North American Engine Business); and Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (Accepting is President Todd Spencer).

What a way to end the day! We were honored to hear from all of our American Trucking and Industry Leader Hall of Fame inductees. Congratulations to all of these deserving icons! Left to right: Dave Nemo (trucking radio icon); Jack & Gus Mack (Accepting is Jeff Oldham, Regional VP) Clessie Cummins (Accepting is Amy Boerger, Vice President of the North American Engine Business); and Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (Accepting is President Todd Spencer).

Thank you Walmart Transportation for being the very first American Trucking and Industry Leader Hall of Fame participati...
10/15/2021

Thank you Walmart Transportation for being the very first American Trucking and Industry Leader Hall of Fame participating partner! #ATILHallofFame #Truckingindustry

Thank you Walmart Transportation for being the very first American Trucking and Industry Leader Hall of Fame participating partner! #ATILHallofFame #Truckingindustry

Thank you for your service and dedication to the #truckingindustry. ATHS presented the 50 Year Golden Achievement Award ...
10/15/2021

Thank you for your service and dedication to the #truckingindustry. ATHS presented the 50 Year Golden Achievement Award to Ken Crouse; the 75 Year Company Award to Burris Logistics and the 100 Year Company Award to Good Year Tire & Rubber Co. #ATHS50Years #Trucking #ATHS #OldTrucks #TruckingAchievement

10/15/2021

Looking forward to a great next few days here in Kansas City for the 50th Anniversary celebration! Thanks ATHS Member, Wade Beck for being here and for your testimony. #ATHS50YEARS

10/11/2021
Say hello to long-time ATHS member Marty Glomb!

Thank you Marty Glomb for sharing your ATHS story! Help us celebrate and leave your own member message/photo on the memory wall at ATHS.org/memorywall
For info on how to become a member go to ATHS.org/membership
Thank you for 50 years! #ATHS50Years

10/07/2021

Thank you John Doll for sharing your ATHS story! Help us celebrate and leave your own member message/photo on the memory wall at ATHS.org/memorywall
For info on how to become a member go to ATHS.org/membership
Thank you for 50 years! #ATHS50Years

10/01/2021
Share a Memory

Enjoy this message from your Executive Director. Send us your video depicting your favorite ATHS memory or how you got involved with ATHS to [email protected]. Or contact us and we can record your video for you on Zoom. Thank you to our members who have shared a video, photo, or message on the ATHS Memory Wall at ATHS.org/memorywall. Thank you for 50 years! #ATHS50Years

Timeline Photos
09/13/2021

Timeline Photos

The ATHS Office will be closed on Monday, September 6 in observance of Labor Day and will resume normal business hours o...
09/06/2021

The ATHS Office will be closed on Monday, September 6 in observance of Labor Day and will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, September 7 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Happy Labor Day!

The ATHS Office will be closed on Monday, September 6 in observance of Labor Day and will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, September 7 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Happy Labor Day!

DID YOU KNOW....In 1769, French inventor Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot successfully drove a globular steam boiler buggy through ...
09/03/2021

DID YOU KNOW....In 1769, French inventor Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot successfully drove a globular steam boiler buggy through Paris. The steam buggy was reported to top out at 2 mph! It required refilling with wood every 15 minutes. Cugnot's steam buggy was also involved in the first known auto accident and the first arrest for dangerous driving. DO YOU KNOW what Cugnot steam buggy’s original purpose was? #ATHS50Years

DID YOU KNOW....In 1769, French inventor Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot successfully drove a globular steam boiler buggy through Paris. The steam buggy was reported to top out at 2 mph! It required refilling with wood every 15 minutes. Cugnot's steam buggy was also involved in the first known auto accident and the first arrest for dangerous driving. DO YOU KNOW what Cugnot steam buggy’s original purpose was? #ATHS50Years

Check out the 50th Anniversary Memory Wall #ATHS50Years and read ATHS members' fondest trucking memories, including Pres...
08/27/2021

Check out the 50th Anniversary Memory Wall #ATHS50Years and read ATHS members' fondest trucking memories, including President Mark Schroyer! Share your favorite memory today! Go to https://aths.org/memorywall/

Check out the 50th Anniversary Memory Wall #ATHS50Years and read ATHS members' fondest trucking memories, including President Mark Schroyer! Share your favorite memory today! Go to https://aths.org/memorywall/

Founding members sign the ATHS Charter in 1971. The ATHS Home Office has moved twice since 1971. Can you name the two pl...
08/20/2021

Founding members sign the ATHS Charter in 1971. The ATHS Home Office has moved twice since 1971. Can you name the two places where the ATHS Home Office was previously located and where it is today? #ATHS50Years

Founding members sign the ATHS Charter in 1971. The ATHS Home Office has moved twice since 1971. Can you name the two places where the ATHS Home Office was previously located and where it is today? #ATHS50Years

Timeline Photos
07/04/2021

Timeline Photos

Beat the summer heat and grab a cool ATHS sun visor at 50% off (price shown)!  June promotion ends soon! #ATHS50Years ht...
06/28/2021

Beat the summer heat and grab a cool ATHS sun visor at 50% off (price shown)! June promotion ends soon! #ATHS50Years http://ow.ly/PPgD50FjVLl

Beat the summer heat and grab a cool ATHS sun visor at 50% off (price shown)! June promotion ends soon! #ATHS50Years http://ow.ly/PPgD50FjVLl

Thanks, Kelly Perrine for the fun shoutout! Glad you enjoyed the 2021 National Convention & Truck Show! ATHS invites eve...
06/18/2021
ATHS National Convention 2021 Harrisonburg, VA-our journey, our corner of the show, and our people. Love our great friends and family. #aths

Thanks, Kelly Perrine for the fun shoutout! Glad you enjoyed the 2021 National Convention & Truck Show! ATHS invites everyone to post their favorite memory from the Convention! #thesearemypeople #2021NationalConvention
*ATHS does not own the copyright to this music.

Kelly Perrine612 (@kellyperrinewv) has created a short video on TikTok with music These Are My People. | ATHS National Convention 2021 Harrisonburg, VA-our journey, our corner of the show, and our people. Love our great friends and family. #aths

Thank you to #ATHS President Mark Schroyer and all ATHS past presidents for your leadership. They are recognized at the ...
06/05/2021

Thank you to #ATHS President Mark Schroyer and all ATHS past presidents for your leadership. They are recognized at the President’s Luncheon on Sat. at 12:30 p.m. #ATHS #2021NationalConvention

Thank you to #ATHS President Mark Schroyer and all ATHS past presidents for your leadership. They are recognized at the President’s Luncheon on Sat. at 12:30 p.m. #ATHS #2021NationalConvention

06/05/2021

Get hands on demonstrations! "IDENTIFYING THE DIFFERENCES OF
CUMMINS & DETROIT ENGINES" presented by JOHN SIMMONS & DAVE COUTU on Saturday at 10:15 a.m. in the Horticulture Bldg.
#ATHS #2021NationalConvention #WeLoveTrucks

The #ATHS Awards Cocktail Hour and Banquet is at Hotel Madison, (710 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA) beginning at 6 p.m. Co...
06/04/2021

The #ATHS Awards Cocktail Hour and Banquet is at Hotel Madison, (710 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA) beginning at 6 p.m. Congrats to all #ATHS awardees! #2021NationalConvention #WeLoveTrucks

The #ATHS Awards Cocktail Hour and Banquet is at Hotel Madison, (710 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA) beginning at 6 p.m. Congrats to all #ATHS awardees! #2021NationalConvention #WeLoveTrucks

NEW SESSION! Don't miss Preserving Highway Post Office History: The Pony Express of the 1940s-1970s presented by Dr. Fra...
06/04/2021

NEW SESSION! Don't miss Preserving Highway Post Office History:
The Pony Express of the 1940s-1970s presented by Dr. Frank R. Scheer, Curator, Railway Mail Service Library, on Friday, at 1:30 p.m. in the Horticulture Bldg. #ATHS #2021NationalConvention

NEW SESSION! Don't miss Preserving Highway Post Office History:
The Pony Express of the 1940s-1970s presented by Dr. Frank R. Scheer, Curator, Railway Mail Service Library, on Friday, at 1:30 p.m. in the Horticulture Bldg. #ATHS #2021NationalConvention

A historical survey of the many lesser known Cumminsengines used in trucking; covering the A-J-C Series, MediumVees, Sma...
06/04/2021

A historical survey of the many lesser known Cummins
engines used in trucking; covering the A-J-C Series, Medium
Vees, Small Vees, K-Series, and L10/M11. Join Keith Baylor for "The Supporting Cast" on Friday at 11 a.m., Horticulture Bldg. #ATHS #2021NationalConvention

A historical survey of the many lesser known Cummins
engines used in trucking; covering the A-J-C Series, Medium
Vees, Small Vees, K-Series, and L10/M11. Join Keith Baylor for "The Supporting Cast" on Friday at 11 a.m., Horticulture Bldg. #ATHS #2021NationalConvention

Hear and see the history of Harrisonburg Motor Express. Joe andJim Moore share their experiences, stories, and memories ...
06/04/2021

Hear and see the history of Harrisonburg Motor Express. Joe and
Jim Moore share their experiences, stories, and memories of this local trucking company. The presentation is Friday at 10:15 a.m. at the Horticulture Bldg. #ATHS #2021NationalConvention

Hear and see the history of Harrisonburg Motor Express. Joe and
Jim Moore share their experiences, stories, and memories of this local trucking company. The presentation is Friday at 10:15 a.m. at the Horticulture Bldg. #ATHS #2021NationalConvention

06/04/2021

Discover the development of the Roadranger idea & the reasoning behind it; the Twin Countershaft models & variations made through the years. How they work & how to keep them working. Join Tony Martin at 9 a.m. in the Horticulture Bldg. for Fuller Roadranger Transmissions. #ATHS

Don't miss this review of the performance and design progression of Cummins’ over their 70-year history focusing on high...
06/03/2021

Don't miss this review of the performance and design progression of Cummins’ over their 70-year history focusing on highway truck engines. "History of the Cummins H-NH-NT-N14 Engines" presented by Keith Baylor at 2:45 p.m. in the
Horticulture Bldg. #ATHS #2021NationalConvention

Don't miss this review of the performance and design progression of Cummins’ over their 70-year history focusing on highway truck engines. "History of the Cummins H-NH-NT-N14 Engines" presented by Keith Baylor at 2:45 p.m. in the
Horticulture Bldg. #ATHS #2021NationalConvention

The "ATHS Classic Autocar Division Meeting" is open to everyone. See you in  Shenandoah Hall at 2 p.m. #ATHS #2021Nation...
06/03/2021

The "ATHS Classic Autocar Division Meeting" is open to everyone. See you in Shenandoah Hall at 2 p.m. #ATHS #2021NationalConvention #WeLoveTrucks

The "ATHS Classic Autocar Division Meeting" is open to everyone. See you in Shenandoah Hall at 2 p.m. #ATHS #2021NationalConvention #WeLoveTrucks

Join us for lots and lots of truck stories! "Trucking Story Time" is at 12:30 in the Senior Citizens Pavilion. #ATHSNati...
06/03/2021

Join us for lots and lots of truck stories! "Trucking Story Time" is at 12:30 in the Senior Citizens Pavilion. #ATHSNationalConvention #WeLoveTrucks

Join us for lots and lots of truck stories! "Trucking Story Time" is at 12:30 in the Senior Citizens Pavilion. #ATHSNationalConvention #WeLoveTrucks

Get an overview on the History of Axalta Coatings Systems within the Transportation/Truck Coatings segment plus lots of ...
06/03/2021

Get an overview on the History of Axalta Coatings Systems within the Transportation/Truck Coatings segment plus lots of great tips! "Axalta Coatings Systems Paint Overview" presented by Terry McDaniel begins at 10:10 a.m. in the Horticulture Bldg. #2021ATHSNationalConvention

Get an overview on the History of Axalta Coatings Systems within the Transportation/Truck Coatings segment plus lots of great tips! "Axalta Coatings Systems Paint Overview" presented by Terry McDaniel begins at 10:10 a.m. in the Horticulture Bldg. #2021ATHSNationalConvention

"Trucking in the Shenandoah Valley" presented by Jeff Godlove, will be in the Horticulture Building at 9 a.m. #ATHS #WeL...
06/03/2021

"Trucking in the Shenandoah Valley" presented by Jeff Godlove, will be in the Horticulture Building at 9 a.m. #ATHS #WeLoveTrucks

"Trucking in the Shenandoah Valley" presented by Jeff Godlove, will be in the Horticulture Building at 9 a.m. #ATHS #WeLoveTrucks

Join us for a Welcome Reception and a 50th Anniversary Celebration! Festivities begin on Wednesday at 6 p.m. All proceed...
06/02/2021

Join us for a Welcome Reception and a 50th Anniversary Celebration! Festivities begin on Wednesday at 6 p.m. All proceeds benefit the ATHS Shenandoah Valley Chapter. Additional ticket required. #WeLoveTrucks #ATHS

Join us for a Welcome Reception and a 50th Anniversary Celebration! Festivities begin on Wednesday at 6 p.m. All proceeds benefit the ATHS Shenandoah Valley Chapter. Additional ticket required. #WeLoveTrucks #ATHS

ATHS and its volunteers have worked hard to ensure the 2021 event offers more than any truck show ever before by providi...
05/26/2021

ATHS and its volunteers have worked hard to ensure the 2021 event offers more than any truck show ever before by providing state-of-the-art technology for all attendees, whether live or virtual. #Welovetrucks #ATHS

For a schedule and details visit https://aths.org/convention/

ATHS and its volunteers have worked hard to ensure the 2021 event offers more than any truck show ever before by providing state-of-the-art technology for all attendees, whether live or virtual. #Welovetrucks #ATHS

For a schedule and details visit https://aths.org/convention/

05/25/2021

Hey, have you registered yet? The ATHS 2021 National Convention & Truck Show is fastly approaching!! For more information: https://aths.org/convention/ The event is available both in-person and virtually!

Be the first in line every time at the 2021 Virtual National Convention and Truck Show! Go to https://aths.org/conventio...
05/24/2021

Be the first in line every time at the 2021 Virtual National Convention and Truck Show!

Go to https://aths.org/convention/ Click Virtual Registration to sign up! #ATHS #Welovetrucks

Be the first in line every time at the 2021 Virtual National Convention and Truck Show!

Go to https://aths.org/convention/ Click Virtual Registration to sign up! #ATHS #Welovetrucks

Top reasons to attend the 2021 National Convention & Truck virtually:**Staying home is where you choose to be. And that’...
05/21/2021

Top reasons to attend the 2021 National Convention & Truck virtually:

**Staying home is where you choose to be. And that’s OK!
**Adhering to COVID-19 restrictions not allowing your travel? That’s OK!

Receive the benefits of the live show thanks to technology – Trucks, Expo Hall, Presentations!

Whatever the reason, that’s OK… you are covered.

For a schedule and details visit https://aths.org/convention/ #ATHS #VirtualTruckShow #Welovetrucks

Top reasons to attend the 2021 National Convention & Truck virtually:

**Staying home is where you choose to be. And that’s OK!
**Adhering to COVID-19 restrictions not allowing your travel? That’s OK!

Receive the benefits of the live show thanks to technology – Trucks, Expo Hall, Presentations!

Whatever the reason, that’s OK… you are covered.

For a schedule and details visit https://aths.org/convention/ #ATHS #VirtualTruckShow #Welovetrucks

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Since 1971, the American Truck Historical Society (“ATHS”) has been recognized by the trucking industry as the authority for promoting preservation, research, and interpretation of the development of the trucks and trucking industry in the United States, and in some cases, internationally. ATHS is the preeminent central repository focused exclusively on the preservation and research of the American trucking industry’s development, housing the most complete repository of literature, technical manuals, news journals, books, photographs, and historical documents of commercial vehicles in America from inception through the present.


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My wife's Grandfather Jerome (Jim) Altadonna passed away last Saturday 25th September. Jim's father founded Superior Forwarding back in 1913, and was killed in a trucking accident in 1943. Jim and his brother Anthony took over the company in 1943. This motor freight line was the first carrier between St. Louis and Little Rock, AR and other routes; Jim and his brother Anthony were honored in 1980 as founders of the trucking industry by the American Truck Historical Society. Jim will be laid to rest this Saturday in St. Louis. Jim was 104.5 years of age.... https://www.kutisfuneralhomes.com/jerome-jim-altadonna/?fbclid=IwAR2tqbzIQebEfTJ2yEGMC3_XFWrqH0rbyuPgMzRCGpTF7G60HO9c862q_AU
Found this in my Dad's old stuff.
Hi there can anybody recommend a great classic truck magazine featuring classic trucks and lorries THANKS
1919 Oldsmobile Economy Truck, Many spare parts, literature, runs-drives-stops, clean title and current CA reg. $9,500 OBO Mike [email protected]