Synopsis by Elizabeth Smith
This program provides a detailed look at the role that trucks have played in our country. Early, steam-powered ones are shown as well as the larger and more efficient ones now used to haul foods and other goods across this country. Watch and learn some interesting new facts as the narrator talks about such featured favorites as the weekend pick-up truck and the big tractor-trailers. A trip to the famous Mack Brother's Motor Company provides a chance to learn what new truck models and designs are likely to appear on drawing boards and the country's roads and highways in years to come. An official of the prestigious Smithsonian Institute comments on these huge rolling "beasts of burden" that so many Americans continue to buy each year.