At the beginning of the XXI century, it was is difficult to imagine any cities and towns without fast freight transport. But even a couple of centuries ago, people transported luggage on carts, and the main driving force was the horse. Everything changed on July 16, 1872. On this summer day, a native of St. Petersburg, Alexander Ivanovich Orlovsky, received a license from the capital's officials giving him the right to carry out the transportation of heavy luggage. It was still a long way from the transportation/delivery of the goods by roads, because the first transport company had only ferry cars at its disposal. An internal combustion engine capable of handling large shipments of industrial goods appeared in 1896 at Gottlieb Daimler's plant in Germany. Since then, the systematic development of freight vehicles began.