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Technical Info

The photo album is in PDF format and Adobe Acrobat Reader Version 5 or newer is required (Acrobat Reader is a free download from Adobe). The CD will run on operating systems as old as Windows 95, but will not read on earlier versions of Acrobat Reader.

A Truck Photographer’s Diary
1960’s Trucking
DABble Publishing & Imaging
Author and Editor:  David A. Bontrager
Photography by Stan Holtzman, from the collection of David A. Bontrager

  • The photos in this CD represent a wide variety of trucks.
  • The photos were taken in California and Ohio.
  • Trucking is a constantly changing arena and when trucking history is gone, it’s gone forever.  Without photos like these we would not have any history of trucking.
  • If you're an old trucker I know you will enjoy this CD and consider it a good investment.
  • If you're a young person or someone interested in the history of trucking, I hope this CD gives you an insight to trucking from a bygone era.
  • This is a great collection of vintage truck photos.

About The Author

  • Dave’s mother took photos of his dad’s trucks in the 1940s and 1950s and is the one responsible for Dave’s interest in truck photography.  As a boy, Dave began photographing trucks in the mid-1950s, and also collected photos from trucking companies.  Over the years Dave learned to know many people who took photos and also collected truck photos, and many of these acquaintances sent him photos.  Dave of course is quite a historian on the trucking industry and the trucks.  Dave’s passion for truck photography continues today.  He is now retired and lives with his wife Anna near Elnora, Indiana.

Technical Information and Legalities

  • Acrobat Reader 5.0 or newer is required for reading the photo album.  Acrobat Reader is installed on most new computers, or you can download it free at: www.adobe.com
  • The photo album is an automated slideshow and can also be viewed manually.  Instructions are included.
  • No part of this CD photo album, in whole or in part, or the photos contained herein, in whole or in part, may be reproduced, transmitted, scanned or distributed by any manual, mechanical or electronic means or devices without express written permission from the author and publisher.
  • Neither the CD nor the contents are public shareware.  Copyright laws apply.

Custom Enlargements

  • Custom 8x10 enlargements of photos in the CD are available directly from the publisher.  All 8x10 enlargements are professionally printed on heavy weight photo paper.  Contact us for details at: dabontrager@yahoo.com  You can also call us at: 812-887-6749.


  • International buyers are welcomed.  International buyers note that 6 CDs can be shipped for the same price as 1 CD.  Email us for a shipping quote to your country.