White Trucks
Vintage Automotive

2290 North 18th East

P.O. Box 958

Mountain Home, Idaho 83647

(208) 587-3743

FAX (208) 587-8875

Orders or information: jim@jimsvintageautomotive.com  metro@jimsvintageautomotive.com

 

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Thomas White established the White Sewing Machine Company in 1866.  By 1900 the company, which was controlled by his three sons, began building steam-powered trucks, based on an automobile chassis. 

In 1906 "The White Company" was established as a separate corporation for the automobile and truck manufacture.  White built steam-powered trucks until 1909, when their first 3-ton, gasoline-powered model was built.  All trucks from that point on were made with gasoline-powered systems. 

White filed for bankruptcy in 1980.  AB Volvo of Sweden purchased the company in 1981, becoming the Volvo White Truck Corporation.  Volvo acquired GMC's heavy truck line in 1988 and began producing "WHITEGMC" trucks.  The White name was dropped entirely in 1995 when "Volvo" became the product identification.


White had a facility in Boise for years.  We have literally hundreds of books that came from that facility when it closed.  See our list of White Literature.  Most are parts books covering teens to 40's, but there are a few operator and shop manuals.  Some parts are also available for sale.  For further information contact jim@jimsvintageautomotive.com.


We personally own a 1920 White 5-ton gas tanker delivery truck (shown below).