Wingfoot Express truck line turns 90

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co's pioneering interstate Wingfoot Express truck line is celebrating its 90th birthday in 2007.

In 1917, a five-ton Packard with a 10-foot-high, specially built body established the first interstate trucking route with regular non-stop runs from the Akron OH tire factory to the company's tire fabric mill in Connecticut. The one truck eventually blossomed into a fleet of trucks, complete with the industry's first sleeper cab.

Housed in Fort Smith AR at the headquarters of Wingfoot Commercial Tire Systems, the Wingfoot Express truck will celebrate the 90th anniversary this year with stops at Wingfoot Tire Center grand openings.

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