1948: After the war

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Ford's first post-war truck came out in 1948, a year before Ford's first post-war car. That tells you something about the importance of trucks, even then. Today, the two most popular vehicles sold in the United States are Ford and GM pick-up trucks. This truck also marked the beginning of the "F-series." Depending on their size and cargo capacity, Ford trucks were named F-1 through F-8.

First published January 15, 2014: 4:51 PM ET

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