The History of the 18-Wheeler

So how did it all start for the 18-wheeler?

The idea of the trailer truck started way back in 1896. Alexander Winton, an automotive manufacturer (who would be known today as a car maker) discovered the 18-wheeler while navigating his business empire. He was the CEO and founder of The Winton Motor Carriage Company of Cleveland. He saw the difficulty of delivering cars to buyers. He realized how hard it is to get around with buyers all over the United States or practically located hundreds of miles away from his location in Cleveland, Ohio. He could drive the car to be delivered right into the buyer’s garage but this could be very expensive and he couldn’t risk damage on the vehicles.


The first semi trailers in Australia!


Australia used the concept in building buses in 1944.

To read more about the wonderful invention of the semi trailer go to:

The History of Semi Trailer Trucks


About Oaklands TruckShow

The Oaklands Truck Show started in 2009 as a simple idea to bring the local community together for a fun family outing. Over the last few years the truck show has grown into a two day event, bringing people to the vibrant township of Oaklands. It's the community that puts on one of the best outback Australian truck shows. See You There!