Following World War Two, pick-up trucks became even more popular with Americans than they had been prior to the war. And as horsepower ratings increased the trucks were capable of performing more tasks and carrying heavier loads.
GMC trucks were typically sold by GM dealerships that offered Buick, Pontiac or Oldsmobile automobiles. The Chevrolet truck was sold by Chevrolet dealers. While the GMC and Chevrolet trucks may look identical there are differences in the trucks, some significant over the years.
GMC trucks were assembled at the main GMC truck plant in Pontiac, Michigan from 1939 to 1950. (After 1950 they were also assembled at GM truck plants in Oakland, California and St. Louis, Missouri.)