In 1961, when we undertook the technological challenge of walking on the moon, our Interstate Highway System did not yet exist. Nor was it built when Neil Armstrong took the giant leap for mankind, eight years later. In fact, it was not until late 1974 that the first of the states completed its original mainline connections and 1992 that the planned Interstate was officially declared complete.
Regardless of how long it took, by the mid 1960s it was clear that America’s methods of travel were on the verge of big change and, among other effects, the business of ground transport would be redefined. This resulted in opportunities and challenges.
With Big Red, Ford tried to seek out new technologies and conveniences to assist both truck and driver of the future.
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