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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.

CD Vol. 1


A Truck Photographer’s Diary – Vol. 1 – Classics of the Sixties, is intended to provide historic photographic documentation of trucks from a bygone era, circa 1965.

All of the 80 photos were taken by David A. Bontrager , who is well-known for his classic and unique images of trucks and trains from the 1950s through the present day. This is an excellent sampling of his private collection of truck photos.

The CD has been completely rebuilt with all new scans of the original images with a higher technology scanner. All photos are in pristine condition and will view excellent on screen.

Trucking was much different in the Sixties than it is today. Not only did the industry function differently during the regulation era, but the equipment, technology, and even the people were different. The photographs contained herein capture the trucks in their working environment.

As you view the various photographs there are several items to notice and some things to keep in mind about the trucking industry and the equipment during the era of the Sixties:

  • Dressing up a truck with chrome, polished aluminum and stainless steel was not as we know it today.
  • Many LTL freight companies had special commodities divisions, usually refrigerated or steel, that were comprised entirely of owner-operators.
  • Notice the number of license plates on the trucks, another necessity of regulation.
  • And last, but certainly not least, a noticeable absence of CB antennas.

Pages may be printed for personal non-commercial use only – not for public distribution by any manual, mechanical or electronic means.

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 e-Book 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.