Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

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Previous Webinars

Brockway History

Presented by Hugh Riehlman & Robert Dillon

Hugh Riehlman and Bob Dillion present the history of Brockway trucks. Hugh will present the history of the trucks as well as talk about how the National Brockway Truck Show in Cortland was started as well as the amazing museum there. Bob, who was an engineer with Brockway through the 300 to 700 series, will talk specifics about the trucks. This will be a great presentation on this classic truck!

July 26
7:00 PM Central

Buying Your First Truck

Presented by Cam Lavin
After over 30 years in the old truck hobby, Cam has both seen and made many of the mistakes common to many truck hobbyists. In this webinar, he will offer advice to both those new to the hobby as well as to those who feel they are not satisfied with their current projects.

Livestock Trailers

Presented by Tony Martin
See how moving livestock evolved from cowboys herding animals across the plains to colorful chrome and light-laden livestock rigs traveling from coast to coast. We’ll examine the various styles of trucks and trailers used through the years and how they adapted to fit needs and regulations. Learn what various designs were used for and how they were loaded and unloaded. Get tips on how to identify a livestock truck’s use from a picture. How many cows can that trailer hold? How do the pigs get up in that trailer? Why are you hauling them across the country? Why does that trailer have so many floors? We’ll answer those questions and more!

ATHS - From 1971 to Present

Presented by ATHS Staff

Come take a (virtual) drive with us as we showcase all of ATHS’s greatest achievements from 1971 to today.

Getting the Info: ATHS Library & Visitor Center

Presented by Clayton Hoak, Craig Vogel, and Courtney Cesar
Celebrating ATHS’ 50th year preserving the history of trucks, the trucking industry, and its pioneers, presenters are here to share with you the ATHS Library & Visitor Center – what’s in the collection, services on offer, and how YOU can help drive history forward.

Project Potluck

Presented by Marty Glomb, Scott Erfuth, and Pete Loughlin
Join ATHS members Marty Glomb, Pete Loughlin, and Scott Erfurth for Project Potluck. We will hear what they have been up to on their latest restoration project. More importantly, we will take questions on all aspects of the restorations. So if you are currently working on a project, looking to start a project, or just simply want to learn about the process, join us for this interactive webinar.

Trucks being restored in this webinar are a 1976 Kenworth K100 Bicentennial, 1979 Kenworth Extended Hood W900A, and 1957 Chevrolet 5700 Model.

Evolution of a Legend: The Kenworth K100, 1963-1984 Part 2

Presented by David Eichelbaum
We will take a look at how the K100 Cabover Models evolved and endured to become one of the most popular designs in trucking history. We’ll examine what influenced early K100 development and explore the different sub-models, production and design details, and the later VIT cab and Special Edition trucks like the VIT200 Bicentennial model.

Evolution of a Legend: The Kenworth K100, 1963-1984 Part 1

Presented by David Eichelbaum
We will take a look at how the K100 Cabover Models evolved and endured to become one of the most popular designs in trucking history. We’ll examine what influenced early K100 development and explore the different sub-models, production and design details, and the later VIT cab and Special Edition trucks like the VIT200 Bicentennial model.

Long Hood Kenworths

Presented by Tony Martin
An in-depth look at the extended cowl and long hood options for the models 100 and W900. We’ll discuss why they were even built, the changes they underwent through the years, and what an “extended hood KW” came to mean.

Trucker's Story Time

Join us and tell your story (or just listen) about trucks and trucking!

Model Trucks

Presented by Leland Hartman, Classic Truck Modeler Magazine
Presentation on building scale models of the classic trucks. It’s a great hobby for those who love old trucks but don’t have the resources or the room for the real ones.

History of OOIDA and Owner Operators

Presented by Todd Spencer
The history of owner-operators and OOIDA in trucking and the role they have played.

The History of Biodiesel and the Future of Trucking

Presented by Don Scott & Leon Schumacher
Back by popular demand! See the first truck to run on biodiesel in the US and the first to run on soy biodiesel in the world. Leon recounts his experiences from 30 years ago, pioneering the use of a new fuel under research and real work conditions. Hear about the history of diesel fuel and locally produced alternatives and the importance of them in the future of trucks and the trucking industry. They will also cover performance challenges and durability impacts.

Line Haul: Pacific Intermountain Express Growth and Evolution (1949 – 1960)

Presented by Steve Bequette & Delmar Bequette
Fact-based story of a successful early truck line. PIE left behind a rich historical base and PIE veterans remain with us today. The heart of the story will detail a thwarted merger, the acquisition and merger of West Coast Fast Freight, a complete fleet change in 1954, and the community base of employees through the changes.

Harvester Homecoming Fort Wayne: Celebrating the "Heavy Duty Truck Capital of the World"

Presented by Ryan Duvall
The history of truck making in the Indiana city, from its historic beginnings to the production of big trucks and International Scouts. Also, discussion on the end of its era in Fort Wayne and what Harvester Homecoming is doing to help restore that history.

How Do I Properly Insure My Antique Semi-Truck?

Presented by Hagerty Insurance
We know there are many options out there. We know how you treat your antique vehicle, what it means to you, and the lengths you’ll go to protect it. Hagerty Insurance will review the benefits of collector vehicle insurance to help you determine the best coverage for your collector vehicles. As the world’s largest provider of specialty insurance to vintage vehicle enthusiasts, Hagerty will discuss what lengths they are going to support initiatives that help make sure the vehicles we love—and the lifestyles that revolve around them—not only survive, but thrive, well into the future.

Getting the Info: American Truck Historical Society

Presented by Clayton Hoak, Craig Vogel, and Courtney Cesar

Panel discussion on the benefits of ATHS membership and what items you can find in the ATHS Library.

Paintin' Pepe

Presented by Marty Glomb
Back by popular demand! Join Glomb as he talks about the adventures in refinishing his amazing 1955 Kenworth Conventional. Marty will talk about the ups and downs, what to do and not do, and most of all give everyone an insight into the rebirth of his wonderful truck!

Evolution of the W900 Kenworth

Presented by Tony Martin
Details the evolution of the Kenworth W900 from its introduction to the beginning of the W900B in 1982, chronicling the changes and available options.

In the Beginning at Cummins

Presented by Keith Baylor
A review of Clessie Cummins’ pioneering work from single cylinders to pre-war trucks.