Then in 1967 or thereabouts there became one, a specialized, custom built, often extra heavy duty, Canadian designed and built truck.
It used the Autocar cab, which was about the best you could get at the time, and had a big hood to cover a big engine.
In 1970 it became a division of the White Motor Corporation of Canada Limited, and carried the name White Western Star.
That lasted for about ten years, during which White went down the tubes.
Not so Western Star which carried on, but that is modern history, for another time.
Here is a gallery of White Western Stars:
November 1971 ad
Sagadore cranes ran this set-back axle in 1991.
Famed A&F Baillargeon Express ran this rare single screw sleeper in 1989.
Metis Beach, Quebec still operated this AWD high boy in 1997. It was in the Western Star dealer's lot in Amqui, Quebec when photographed.