Vintage Truck: White 3000 Half Cab by Murty Bros. – A Rare Sight

I used to see half (third?) cab trucks like this occasionally in the Baltimore area; they always caught my eye. What a logical solution to carrying long pipes and steel beams and such. But obviously the applications were limited, and trucks just got longer to handle these loads. This is a White 3000 COE that was converted to this configuration by Murty Brothers in St. Marys, PA. Lots of steel was hauled in that part of the world. Just don’t hit the brakes too hard.

Does anyone still make these?

Seems like the main application nowadays is for airline catering trucks, as it allows the container to be loaded from the front when it’s in the lowered position.