The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California on April 7, 1984 · Page 32
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AOVRTlSCMCNT) The Sun Umi . Apr. f, 1WU4 17 nrr jAUuV. Sponsored by the San Bernardino Area Chamber of Commerce 50 years of trucking documented in mall display cal advances In safety, driver environment and efficiency. Throughout the tour, the tractor-trailer rig is being hauled by top rated professionals who have been named as "drivers of the year" In their particular states. The Volvo White tractor hitched to the American trucking, which emerged as a recognized Industry in the depths of the Great Depression, rs celebrating its 50th anniversary with a mobile display of trucking history and progress that will visit San Bernardino as part of a year-long tour of the nation. Called the Cavalcade of Trucking, it will appear here on April 8-9 at the Inland Center Mall, and will be open to the public, at no charge, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tom Schumacher, Executive Vice Presi dent of the California Trucking Association said, "this Is a fine opportunity for the community to get a first-hand look at the type of truck that shares their roads every day, as well as an opportunity for them to learn more of what trucks are all about and their importance to the commerce In our state." Featured In the display are five dioramas that trace the evolution of trucking from the early 1930s to the present. Additional pictures and displays of memorabilia show trucking's steady progress. Its important role In the nation's commerce and Its technologi Fruehauf display trailer represents the latest in truck-buildmg technology. Volvo White Truck Corporation and Fruehauf Corporation are co-sponsors of the project which Is funded from their donations to the American Trucking Associations Foundation. Trucking industry born during Depression I : H This special tractor-trailer display rig will feature the 50-year history of trucking this weekend (April 8-9) at Inland Center Mall. Trucking Caravan parades down E Street April 8! versary of Trucking Progress. It took the economic collapse of the nation in the 1930s to bring about the creation of the trucking Industry. Trucks had been around since the turn of the century. But trucking itself was splintered into regional factions and dominated by a few large carriers. Trucks were able to offer something to penny-pinched manufacturers that made their services much desired: unlike the railroads, trucks had the flexibility to speedily move less-than-carload lots of goods and thereby help the manufacturer reduce inventories. It remained, however, for Franklin D. Roosevelt's National Recovery Act to provide the incentive for trucking to unite as a recognized Industry. The NRA required that all businesses devel every major manufacturer built an experimental jet-powered truck. Truck operation and truck building boomed in the early years of the 1970s. But with the massive fuel shortages created by the Arab oil embargo, the boom sputtered. The trucking industry moved quickly to increase the fuel efficiency of its massive transportation fleet. When the speed limit was dropped to 55 mph, heavy duty trucks geared for higher speeds became less fuel efficient. The new watchword became "fuel economy." Suppliers developed a host of components designed to conserve fuel.With such devices, the truck industry voluntarily has saved 11.4 billion gallons of fuel since 1975. op "a code of fair competition" and establish minimum wages and maximum hours. The two leading national trucking associations and dozens of smaller groups thus were forced to get together, founding of the American Trucking Associations, Inc. A year later, the NRA was declared unconstitutional. In its place, Congress passed the Motor Carrier Act of 1935 that provided for economic and safety regulation of all interstate carriers under the authority of the Interstate Commerce Commission. "Streamlining" was the catchword in vehicle design In the 1930s. But as weight and length restrictions were passed by many states, truck engineers were challenged to use lighter materials and design trailers for greater cargo capacity. The Indepensibilty of trucks was never more apparent than during the war years of the 1940s. For the first time in history, whole arrmies were moved and supplied by motor vehicles. The 1950s saw the birth of the Interstate System of Highways, a 41,000 mile network of super-roads paid for from taxes levied on highway users. "Lightweight" became trucking's catchword in the 1950s. Each pound of weight eliminated from a truck's structure permited it to carry another pound of cargo. As the world was ushered into the Space Age in the 1960s, truck-building technology was paced by several experiments using gas turbine power. Nearly Reviewing the parade will be Harry Covert, pat president of thu bOACC Raylene Uiena.Miss 3m Bernardino Bob Spivacke.as Master of Ceremo- niesSBACC, and judges Ray Ramos, Steve Krieger and Bill McCartney. Fifty to 60 trucks will be participating in a Cavalcade of Trucking Parade this Sunday. April 8 in San Bernardino. Sponsored by the San Bernardino Area Chamber of Commerce, the parade will begin at 1:30 p.m. on E Street and travel north to Inland Center Mall's southwest parking lot. There, trucks will be judged for "best looking" trophies in six categores. The event Is being held in conjunction with the A.T.A.'s Cavalcade of Trucking A Salute to the 50th Anni Other sponsors include Dieterich international, Inland Moving and Stor age, Fourth Street Rock Crusher, In land Factors and Finance, Security Pa cific Bank, American Trucker Magazine and First Federal Savings & Loan. We recognize the importance of the trucking industry in San Bernardino County and would like to Salute it on its 50th Anniversary! inn mm imiaaii um Ulticiril sixjnsor or the ESTIMATES GIVEN ANMtUttK BU51H, mj.l084USOIymPlcTe,m Truck Bd Liners Tool Boim Running BoirdJ Tlr Ctffiwt Prtur Plata 4 OliM Tuigitori G MUM lt John Suverkmjp lumiber Co. LUMBER AND BUILDING MATERIALS ONE ELEVEN MILL STREET Inland Center Mall Merchants Association SALUTES The Cavalcade of Trucking and the 50th Anniversary of Trucking DON'S AD A-LINER, INC. Telephone 684-4744 USA Wishes to Congratulate the Trucking Industry on its 50th Anniversary 1400 Marlborough Ave. Riverside, CA 92507 9S& San Bernardino, California 92408 DRIVERS VICTOR RUIZ DAVE HOPPER 384 Oranf Show Lint San Bamardino, CA 92408 (714) 884 8204 00N HAMILTON 199 BASELINE SAN BERNARDINO. CA 92410 Bob Himai Mandyflr 171418844443 Sales Parts Service TAUtO bOUJirf ro aiitd DAnin ai armc CONGRATULATIONS TRUCKING INDUSTRY On its 50th Anniversary INLAND MOVING AND STORAGE 120 S. D Street San Bernardino, CA 92401 889-0381 SALES & SERVICE POMONA TRANS-WEST FORD TRUCK SALES INC. Heavy Truck Center NORCO 17141 734 0823 PALM DESERT 16191 568 3664 (714)623 4493 PALM SPRINGS (6191323-7087 RIVERSIDE (714)683-3905 829-8801 10150 Cherry Ave. Fontanel P.O. Box 5638 San Bernardino Don Hamilton G & G MOVING & STORAGE F V 1SAN BERNARDINO PN0A . Cavalcade of Trucking Trophies furnished by J & P TROPHIES 3358 N. E St. San Bernardino 882-6914 Truck Bedliners Unlimited Distributor of Pndallnr Truck Bad Llnart "San Bernardino agents for American Red Ball" 355 West Oak Street San Bernardino, CA 92401 825-0580 382 Orange Show Lane San Bernardino. CA 92408 (714) 884-3038 505 W. Second Street (at E Street) San Bernardino, California 92401 (714) 888-BANK CONGRATULATIONS 50th ANNIVERSARY TRUCKING INDUSTRY Wright Walker Tire 101 W. Baseline 884-6844 General Motors Acceptance Corporation 375 W. Hospitality Lane San Bernardino 884-1231 COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO. 10670 6th Street Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 'Coke is it" (7 1 4) 980-3 1 2 1 MATICH JCORPORATION POST Off ICE BOX 10,000. SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92412 (714) 887-2100 Distributing Company Inc. SALES & LEASING 14330 Slover Fontana, CA 350-4488 Attention Truckers! Thank you for your business! Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge and Restaurant 400 N. Sperry, Colton 825-5600 CONSIGNMENT ) LIQUIDATORS 10 years of service to the trucking industry featuring Chevron DELO motor oils NOW INTRODUCING SINCE GOD BLESS AMERICA! Truck Renting & Leasing Maintenance Contracts Jumdoen CARD-LOCK FUELING QBMHHI Corner of Riverside Ave. & Slover RIALTO 877-244 1 SEE OUR TRUCK IN THE PARADE! 331 S. I St. San Bernardino 885-3841 Contract & Dump Truck Hauling 14396 Slover Ave., Fontana 829-8276 14235 Slover Ave. Fontana, CA 92335 L

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