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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.

Truck Stop 6
Author and Editor: David A. Bontrager
Photographer:  Neil Sherff
Publisher: DABble Publishing & Imaging

  • A Truck Photographer’s Diary, Vol. 101–Truck Stop 6, is a CD photo album featuring photos of trucks taken mostly in the 1960s.  All of the photos were taken by well-known truck photographer Neil Sherff and are copyright of Mr. Sherff.  All photos were used with permission.
  • This photo album features black and white photos of a wide variety of trucks, and includes a photo essay on Frozen Food Express (FFE).  Several extremely rare photos are included of early Michigan & Nebraska Transit Co. trucks taken in the late-1950s.
  • The photo album is a great archive of vintage trucks.  The trucking industry is a constantly changing arena, and when trucking history is gone, it’s gone forever.  Many thanks to Neil Sherff for his efforts at photographing trucks over the years, without photos like these we would not have any history of trucking.

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.

About The Photographer

  • Neil Sherff began photographing trucks in the late-1950s and is well known for his truck photos.  During the 1950s and through the 1960s he shot black and white photos, which was very common for that era.  Neil has always used medium format photography, beginning with 127 film, then moving to 120 film.  He continues to photograph trucks today, but on a more limited basis.  Many thanks to Neil for his efforts in truck photography.

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 and Posters

  • Custom enlargements and posters of photos in the CD are available directly from the publisher.  All custom enlargements and posters are professionally printed on heavy weight photo paper, not light weight poster paper.  Contact us for details at: dabontrager@yahoo.com  or  sales@fatjacksplace.com  You can also call us at: 812-887-6749


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