This mid to late thirties Studebaker cab-over truck with art deco styling shows the trend for many future trucks. By putting the cab directly over the engine, valuable space was saved that enabled the truck to carry more cargo.
While popular with trucking companies, they were not favorites of truckers in warm climates as the engine heat effectively roasted them. Mechanics also disliked them because of the difficulties with access to service and work on the engine and accessories.
This lumber company was situated in Chicago, Illinois.