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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. 70–Spread-Axle Reefers 1, is a CD photo album featuring photos of spread-axle reefers. A few photos of spread-axle dry vans are included, but the majority of the photos are of reefers.

The 208 photos in this album are compiled from photos previously published in other CD photo albums. The photos were taken by author David A. Bontrager, Anna Bontrager, and Bernie Fahrner. Photos by Mrs. Bontrager and Mr. Fahrner were used with permission.

The time line for the photos is the late-1980s through present day. Most are action views, many of which are close-up views.

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 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 are available directly from the author. All custom enlargements and posters are professionally printed. Not all photos may be available as individual prints, but most are. Contact the author for details.