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Tuesday, February 7, 2023

FreightWaves Plans Haul of Fame


FreightWaves recently announced its plan to open the Haul of Fame to honour the trucking industry in mid-April 2019.

The Haul of Fame will be located in downtown Chattanooga, TN and will be connected to FreightWaves’ new corporate headquarters at 412 Market Street. The space will include 10,000 sq. ft. of historical archives from the industry beginning in the early 1900s, through deregulation, and into the modern era.

Craig Fuller, CEO of FreightWaves and Founder of the Haul of Fame, said of the museum, “When I was a young boy with a family in the trucking industry, my father Max, grandfather Clyde, and their hundreds of trucking friends would point out trucks on the highway and tell stories about the companies, founders, and the history behind them. These ‘war-stories’ helped to shape my understanding of the trucking industry and laid the foundation for an appreciation of the colourful shaping of our industry. With the Haul of Fame, we hope to bring this history to life and preserve it for generations to come.”

Morgan Gray, FreightWaves Curator, and Resident Historian has requested help from the trucking community to help tell these stories. “We are asking those in the industry to send us spare diecast 1:64 trucks that might be lying around your offices, warehouses, homes from companies past, present and future. This is also a great way to showcase your own company or companies you have worked with to the thousands of people who will experience the Haul of Fame.”

If you’re interested in being a part of the museum, please contact Morgan Gray at mgray@freightwaves.com.