The Mission of ATHS

The American Truck Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the history of trucks, the trucking industry, and its pioneers.





We preserve our unique trucking history in several ways:

  • The conservation efforts and educational opportunities of the Zoe James Memorial Library & Visitor Center offers many unique collections and rare materials.
  • The ever-growing educational component of the annual National Convention & Truck Show. As the greatest truck show in the world, the ATHS show allows kids of all ages to get up close and personal with some classic old iron. It really is fun for the whole family!
  • The introduction of the American Trucking and Industry Leader Hall of Fame.
  • The new Visionary Partnership opportunity to expand ATHS offerings and its physical landscape.
  • When you join ATHS at a national level, you have access to more than 90 ATHS Chapters & Divisions worldwide. Your local Chapter(s) hosts regular meetings, sponsors truck shows, and holds other special industry-focused events. Being a member of a local Chapter, as well as a national ATHS member, allows you to get to know other trucking enthusiasts in your area. Not an ATHS member? Join Now!

mission of the American Truck Historical Society is to preserve the dynamic history of trucks, the trucking industry, and its pioneers.