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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.


A Truck Photographer’s Diary, Vol. 29–Grain Haulers, is a CD photo album featuring photos of grain trucks.

Most of the 184 photos were taken by author, David A. Bontrager. Dave is well-known for his classic and unique images of trucks from the 1950s through the present day. Also featured are some photos taken by Anna Bontrager. This is an excellent sampling of Dave’s private collection of truck photos.

The album includes three sections: 1. T. S. Boyd Grain Co., one of the largest grain growers, grain storage, and grain haulers in Southwest Indiana. The 29 photos in this section are but a small sampling of Boyd Grain trucks; 2. Miscellaneous grain haulers in Southwest Indiana, 104 photos; 3. This section is miscellaneous grain haulers taken in Effingham, Illinois, 51 photos. All of the photos in this album were taken in 2007.

Times have changed for getting good photos of trucks in truck stops due to the tight parking, making it extremely difficult getting clean views. All of the photos in this album are action shots, with most being close-up views. Thanks to high-technology digital SLR cameras all of the photos are beautiful clean shots with a nice backdrop.

The images are in pristine condition and will view excellently on screen. A few may be slightly less than perfect, but I feel the historic value of the trucks shown out weighs the technical aspects of the photo.

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.