April 4, 2005
Ford marks a century of service for commercial vehicles
Louisville, Kentucky – One hundred years after Ford rolled out its first work vehicle, the company is celebrating by showcasing its line of the world’s best-selling commercial trucks.
Ford’s first commercial vehicle was built in 1905, with a delivery body mounted on a converted Model C chassis and powered by a two-cylinder, 10 horsepower engine. A century later, the company commands about 40 per cent of the total commercial truck market, with 2004 sales reaching almost 325,000 units of its F- and E-Series trucks and vans.