Market gardeners and truckers in various parts of the country are beginning to use auto trucks for delivering vegetables. This form of transportation is especially desirable for long hauls and when the roads are good and comparatively free of steep grades. The increased speed is an important factor, not only in reaching the market, but in making quick deliveries after the market has been reached. The cost of maintenance is probably no greater than for a heavy team and a good wagon. Figure 56 shows an auto truck used by a grower in Erie County, Pa.
Fig. 56. auto delivery truck used in erie county, pa.