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Seven Reasons COE Trucks Disappeared from American Roads

COE trucks were never as comfortable or as useful as conventional trucks

COE is short for Cabin Over Engine, and it is a common colloquial designation for trucks with such architecture. They are not exactly an everyday sight on the roads but for some of us, non-trucker people mostly, the roads seem to be missing something without them. Some time ago – especially in the Seventies – American roads were flooded with COE trucks. Everyone produced them, but the most outstanding units usually come with the Freightliner, Mack, or GMC plaque. Nowadays, we just don’t see them. Almost all of them have been replaced with the classic truck design. True, only a handful of special-purpose COE trucks remain (fire department and dump trucks for example) on the roads.

1982 kenworth k100 coe trucks


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