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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, Truck Stop 3, is a photo album on Compact Disc featuring truck photos that is intended to provide historic photographic documentation of trucks from a bygone era, 1965. One photo was taken in 1962 and six photos were taken in the 1970s.

The album contains 94 color photos. Most of the photos were taken by author 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.

Most of the photos were taken at Fortmeyer’s Truck Stop in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Mike & Vic’s Truck Stop and the Pure Truck Stop at Stony Ridge, Ohio, and a few random locations.

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

Trucking was much different in the Fifties and Sixties than it is today. Not only was the industry different during the regulation era, but the equipment, technology, and even the people were different. The documentation contained herein focuses on the equipment.

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