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Trucking is Life

and for that, we say thanks

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Through the decades, trucking has been a link in the chain holding modern life together.

Without it, and without drivers like you, the world comes to a standstill. That's why Caterpillar wants to say thanks, to you and every truck driver who ever worked hard and sacrificed to make sure modern life kept chugging along.

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Cat Trucking Through the Years











In the 1970s:

We launched some of our most popular models, including the 3208, 3306, 3406 and 3408 — positioning ourselves as the leader in the mid-range truck market.

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In the 1980s:

Fuel efficiency was the name of the game. Our 3406 and 3408 engines hit seven miles per gallon at a time when most truckers were getting five or fewer.

In the 1990s:

High horsepower ruled. And along with a focus on continuing to improve fuel economy came a new technological challenge; reducing emissions.

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In the 2000s:

Our Precious Metals rebuild kits hit the market for the first time, as did many of our C Series engines, including one known as the "King of the Hill" — the 625hp C15.

The "Block-C" trademark – introduced in 1967 – became an iconic representation of the Caterpillar Tractor Company.