Detroit Commemorates 85 Successful Years

It was in 1938 that Detroit set out with one focus: crafting top-tier engines for heavy- and medium-duty trucks. Now Detroit is a North American leader in engine technology for commercial vehicles, and a part […] More

Kenworth Trucks Celebrates 100 Years

The year was 1923. The logging industry in the Pacific Northwest was booming. Harry Kent and Edgar K. Worthington sought to find a way to more efficiently move heavy loads down winding, narrow, and muddy […] More

Morgan Truck Body’s 70 Years of Success

A brand as well known in the work truck industry as Morgan Truck Body didn’t get where it is today overnight. The success story began back in 1952 when a man named Elton Mountz opened a […] More

Autocar’s 125 Years of Trucking Innovation

Who knew a tricycle powered by a one-cylinder gasoline engine built in 1897 would lead to Autocar’s “BADASS” severe-duty vocational dump truck in 2021? Probably not Louis Semple Clarke, inventor of the aforementioned tricycle—dubbed the […] More

150 Years of Innovation

This year Continental celebrates its 150th anniversary. The company was founded in Hannover, Germany, in 1871, and over the next 15 decades, Continental transformed from a manufacturer of tires and rubber products to an international […] More

Muncie Power Products Celebrates 85 Years

The end of the Great Depression probably doesn’t sound like the best time to start a new business, right? But that’s exactly what Louis Conne did in July 1935. He founded Muncie Parts Manufacturing Company, […] More

Evolving How Oil is Managed on the Job

Changing irrigation engine oil can become a cacophony of empty five-gallon buckets rolling around the bed of a pickup with the remaining dregs of some of those containers creating an oil slick covering just about […] More

MWS Honors Women in Our Industry

The treatment and inclusion of women in the workplace has drastically improved since the first observance of International Women’s Day in 1911. Yet there is still a long way to go. To help Modern WorkTruck […] More

A.R.E. Accessories Celebrates 50 Years of Innovation

Who is A.R.E. Accessories and how has the brand survived for 50 years? It is no easy task to start, grow, and transform a business over a 50-year period, but that is exactly what A.R.E. […] More

Associated Graphics Celebrates 20 Years

Adam Wright was a professional race car driver in the 1990s and later became the business development manager at the prestigious Mid-Ohio School for racing. Roger McPeek, an industrial designer, was managing the graphics program […] More