Labour Day: Evolution of the Work Truck

There's nothing quite like a decent, hard-working truck. We're not talking some glossy black high-option garage queen here, but a real truck, one that got its first dent fifteen minutes after leaving the lot.

All across the nation, trucks are getting stuff done every day, toting hay bales, hauling logs, shuttling lumber, and packing tools around. They get used hard like a pair of old work boots, and when the day is done, their owners don't quite have the energy left to wash 'em up and make 'em pretty.

There's beauty in that dusty splendour, so on labour day, it's time to hose off the grime and take a look back at the history of these everyday workhorses.

It's a big country, and there's a lot of work to do. Here's how Canadian trucks got it done over the years. 8/28/2014 6:30:57 AM