Antique Truckers Face Ticketing Issues

BALTIMORE, MD – The American Truck Historical Society (ATHS) is kicking off a long-term effort to bring national uniformity to the federal and state rules governing the operation of antique trucks – largely so antique truck owners can drive their vehicles across state lines without facing fines and other penalties. “If you owned a classic car – like a 1968 Mustang – you could drive it from here to

BALTIMORE, MD – The American Truck Historical Society (ATHS) is kicking off a long-term effort to bring national uniformity to the federal and state rules governing the operation of antique trucks – largely so antique truck owners can drive their vehicles across state lines without facing fines and other penalties.

“If you owned a classic car – like a 1968 Mustang – you could drive it from here to California without a problem,” John Vannatta, an ATHS regional vice president told Fleet Owner at the North American Truck Show in Baltimore last week.

“You can’t do that with an antique truck, because some states require you to have a CDL to operate it, or have full commercial permits and plates even though you are not hauling freight, while others don’t require either,” he said. “What we want to do is get a single set of rules to cover all antique truck operators coast-to-coast so they can actually drive their trucks to regional shows without being worried about getting ticketed.”

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