This Bumper Sticker's For You
January 7, 2018, 7:24pm
If there’s one thing that truck drivers all read, it is bumper stickers. Considering the amount of time drivers spend on the road and the miles that they travel, it is likely that truck drivers read more of them than anything else. So, where exactly do these little bumper stickers come from?
The history of bumper stickers is an interesting one. Sources, such as the University of Kansas, say the first bumper stickers were found on horse-drawn carriages. These were produced on horsefly nets and had names of advertisers imprinted on them. After World War II and as more and more people bought automobiles, bumper stickers in the form of “decals” placed on windows grew in popularity.
Production of bumper stickers soared in the 1950s. Soon, there were bumper stickers advertising everything from political candidates to tourist attractions. Many of them have a hint of humor. Some examples include these now found online as well as the bumper:
*Honk if you like noises.
*I have no idea where I am going.
*I’m retired. Go around me.
*I heart Beer.
*Honk if parts fall off.
*Fueled by recycled dinosaurs.
*I will never drive a minivan.
The creativity and marketing power of bumper stickers is expansive and the way they are made has evolved more than once. In the mid 1960s, bumper stickers were being produced on a paper and vinyl mix. In the 80s, they were mainly vinyl. Then, there was a return to paper. No matter what they were made of, bumper stickers survived. Even now, everywhere a driver goes, they are likely to get bombarded with a variety of messages.
When you think about it, trucking companies are a lot like bumper stickers. There’s plenty to choose from, but not all are the same. Further, you never really know what kind of bumper sticker you’re likely to see while traveling. At Millis Transfer, we are different. And when you decide to come to work for us, you’ll know exactly what to expect: new equipment, great pay, caring coordinators and so much more. And no matter where you go, we will be there for you. Honk if you love Millis!!
About Millis Transfer
Millis Transfer, Getting It There Since 1936, has an impressive service record earning dozens of “Carrier of the Year” awards. Headquartered in Black River Falls, Wis., Millis is also a Certified Top Pay Carrier with some of the best equipment on the road. Maintenance facilities and drop yards are strategically located throughout the company’s operating area. Its sister company, Millis Training Institute, offers five school locations that provide students with quality training in order to earn their CDL-A license. For more information, please visit www.millistransfer.com, www.mtidriving.com or call 1-800-937-0880.