counter for vBulletin

Big Rigs photo gallery of
old international trucks

Many old school truckers are fond of old International trucks. The first big truck I ever drove, was an International.

 In the '60's and '70's, the International brand, captured a large portion of the Class 8 highway truck market. They were known as a good, reliable truck for a reasonable price.

However, International lost more and more popularity over the years to the point that they would offer huge fleet sale deals to the big trucking companies such as J.B. Hunt and Schneider National.

Those fleet sales became the backbone of their market share. When J.B. Hunt decided to  cut back on it's fleet purchases from them, in favour of shipping by rail, then the company was once again in trouble.


International truck trivia

1981 International Transtar II
  • The Transtar II, was one of the most well-known cabovers on the road, years ago.
  • One of the first to offer a swivel driver's seat, spinning backward to help the driver step into the bunk.
  • Cab fit and finish have always been good... the interiors quite pleasant and functional
  • International having at one time built huge hoods on models like their 4300 model, were one of the first to come out with a drop nose configuration for fuel economy and maneuverability
  • Recent attempts to re-establish a dominance in sales presence have been dismal at best.
  • International may have contributed to their own death  by refusing to recognize the technology needed to meet the latest emissions standards, sticking with SGR technology alone until it was too late, just recently giving up on their own engine technology in favour of going back to Cummins for engines to meet emissions requirements.
  • Their current dealer network is virtually non-existent which further reduces their odds of re-establishing a highway presence.
  • Sadly, bad press and a high rate of mechanical failures may have damaged their reputation beyond repair.

 

Send in your best photos of Old Internationals .... we'll display them in the gallery.



picture collection Internationals: old semi trucks

Old R Model International Truck
1974 International Cabover Truck
1979 International Cabover Truck
1973 International Cabover Truck
1955 International R200
International S Line
International
International Transtar 4200
2003 International Eagle 9900i

Old International Trucks

Big Rig Galleries     Smart Trucking Home


Smart Trucking Magazine


New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave a comment in the box below.



BUY DECALS


Recent Articles

  1. How to Resolve theTruck Driver Shortage

    It's important to understand the causes of the truck driver shortage, in order to find solutions to this serious issue, plaguing the North American trucking industry.

    Read More

  2. How to Resolve the 2014 Truck Driver Shortage

    There's been a shortage of truckers in North America over the past number of years.... with no end in sight. Trucking companies are crying for drivers to fill the tens of thousands of empty seats in their trucks. We take a close look at the cause of the shortage of workers, to reach a viable solution.

    Read More

  3. Truck Driver Salary Rates: How to Find the Best Money in Trucking

    Canadian and U.S. truck driver salary rates and tips for getting the most money from a trucking driving job.

    Read More


POPULAR PAGES

KW SHOW TRUCKS


CUSTOM PETES


OLD MACKS


CLASSIC MODELS


OLD BINDERS


SHOW TRUCKS