Trucking enthusiasts will have a new destination to put on their list after a new museum opens up in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee, next year.
The museum is called the “Haul of Fame” and is set to open up to the public in April of 2019. The 10,000 square foot space will feature historical memorabilia from the trucking industry dating back to the early 1900’s, including thousands of diecast trucks and a truck driving simulator.
The Haul of Fame museum is being developed by Chattanooga-based startup Freightwaves, a logistics news site and freight market data provider.
Freightwaves CEO Chuck Fuller says that he hopes that the Haul of Fame museum will help to maintain a lasting record of the rich history of the trucking industry: “When I was a young boy with a family in the trucking industry, my father Max, grandfather Clyde and their hundreds of trucking friends would point out trucks on the highway and tell stories about the companies, founders and the history behind them. These ‘war-stories’ helped to shape my understanding of the trucking industry and laid the foundation for an appreciation of the colorful shaping of our industry. With the Haul of Fame we hope to bring this history to life and preserve it for generations to come”
Entrance into the trucking museum will be free of charge, according to Freightwaves. And for those who can’t make the trip to downtown Chattanooga, Freightwaves plans to launch an app to allow users to experience the museum from their phones or tablets.
The new trucking museum will have to compete with the International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame & Museum, which is also located in Chattanooga.