Semi Trucks Of The 1960s

Author: Ron Adams
Editor: Enthusiast Books
ISBN: 9781583883006
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This book follows on the heels of Semi-Trucks of the 1950s. As the '50s saw new and improved models after the starved war years, the Sixties was the decade for expansion, not only for truck manufacturers with a huge selection of models, but also for the trucking companies themselves with more places to haul. Construction of the Interstate highway system helped pave the way for faster and smoother service, helping reshape the American landscape faster than ever seen before. Gear up for this outstanding selection of 1960s semi-truck photos by Ron Adams. Captions include detailed information about the trucks, trailers, and hauling configurations of a wide range of makers including Mack, Brockway, Autocar, Diamond T, Diamond Reo, Ford, White-Freightliner, GMC, International, Kenworth, and Peterbilt.

Semi Trucks Of The 1970s

Author: Ron Adams
Editor: Enthusiast Books
ISBN: 9781583883754
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By 1972 there were nearly one million tractor-trailer rigs hauling every conceivable kind of cargo on America’s roads. Can you imagine the variety of trucks you would have seen at truck stops across the country? But the 1970s proved to be a decade of incredible change for the over-the-road trucking industry, and by 1980 fuel efficiency became a prime concern for companies. At this time, airfoils and other aerodynamic aids began to appear and trucks in general started to take on a similar look. In this picture-packed book, Ron Adams has pulled together a collection of over 300 images that traces the evolution of truck design and use back to the earliest horse-drawn units right up through the early 1980s. Short introductory chapters cover the earlier years of trucking and then Ron takes you on a coast-to-coast tour of the 1970s, showcasing the huge variety of big rigs working the roads and providing detailed information about the trucks, trailers, cargoes, and trucking companies. In addition to photos and detailed captions, there are period articles covering early aerodynamic testing and also on advancements in truck design in the 1970s. Semi Trucks of the 1970s features trucks from all makers, including International, Freightliner, Kenworth, Mack, White-Freightliner, Autocar, Brockway, Peterbilt, Ford, and Diamond Reo. This is a complete look at this evolutionary period in trucking history.

Kenworth Trucks Of The 1950s

Author: Ron Adams
Editor: Enthusiast Books
ISBN: 9781583882856
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For Kenworth, the 1950s were some of its most exciting years. A financial windfall started out the decade, with a special truck built for ARAMCO that became a standard at oil sites around the world. In the mid 1950s Kenworth began building trucks in Canada and developed a new design with the cab beside the engine, upping the cargo capacity by 1,000 pounds and offering greatly improved visibility for the driver. In 1956 the company became a subsidiary of the Pacific Car and Foundry Company and under new ownership the 900 model, with a lighter, shorter chassis, was introduced. And, in 1957 the first tilt cab over engine was introduced with easier access to the engine and transmission for servicing. See the huge variety of Kenworths moving goods to Americans at the start of boom times.

Autocar Trucks Of The 1950s

Author: Ron Adams
Editor: Enthusiast Books
ISBN: 9781583882313
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Autocar’s roots go way back into the early 1900s and became known for tough and rugged trucks. When WWII came, very few trucks for civilian use were produced and by the end many trucks were worn out from constant use. After the war, civilian production began again in full force because of the lack of new trucks. In 1950, when Autocar introduced the new driver cab, the louver design was eliminated. The old style flat windshield sleeper cabs were used up until 1953 (the same year that Autocar was purchased by the White Motor Co.) when the new sleeper cab was introduced. Autocar became the top-of-the-line marque for White and marketing focused primarily on specialized applications, such as construction, logging, mining and oil industries. See the rest of the “World’s Finest” helping do their part to revive America in the 1950s.

Semi Trucks Of The West

Author: Ron Adams
Editor: Enthusiast Books
ISBN: 9781583883624
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Prior to the 1970s, when length laws were written to allow longer configurations to run on the national interstate highway system, you would only see a lot of these trucks west of the Mississippi. Configurations such as the Rocky Mountain Double were not allowed in many states. Semi Trucks of the West is the first book to showcase the unique truck/trailer combos and companies that worked the roads in the American West from the early 1900s thru the 1970s. Ron Adams has pulled 375 images from his vast collection to feature companies and truck makers, such as Navajo Freight Lines Inc.; Denver-Chicago Trucking Co. Inc.; Braswell Motor Freight Lines Inc.; Western Truck Lines Inc.; I.M.L. Freight Inc.,; West Coast Fast Freight Inc.; Los Angeles-Seattle Motor Express Inc.; Garrett Freight Lines, Illinois-California Express Inc.; Ringsby Truck Lines Inc.; Watson Bros. Transportation Co. Inc.; Pacific Inter-Mountain Express; Transcon Lines Inc.; Big Sky Co-op of Montana; Garrison Fast Freight Inc.; Arrowhead Freight Lines Inc.; United Truck Lines Inc.; Strickland Transportation Co.; Peterbilt semi trucks; Sterling: International; Kenworth; White:Autocar trucks; GMC semi trucks; Fruehauf trailers; Mack semi trucks; Freightliner semi trucks. Trucks and companies from the following states are covered : California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Wyoming and Montana.

American Semi Trucks

Author: Ron Adams
Editor: Enthusiast Books
ISBN: 9781583883532
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Prepare for a photo-packed look at trucks in action! Ron Adams has combed his huge archive of vintage truck photos to assemble this collection of over 300 black-and-white and color photos of postwar trucks. Prior to deregulation in the 1980s, distinctly branded trucks from hundreds of independent trucking firms worked America’s roads. Organized by decade, American Semi Trucks 1943-1979 features trucks from all makers including Freightliner, Kenworth, Mack, White-Freighliner, and more. Complete with detailed captions, this is a complete look at this period of trucking history.

International Heavy Trucks Of The 1960s

Author: Ron Adams
Editor: Enthusiast Books
ISBN: 9781583881613
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The success of International's 1950s semi-trucks continued into the 1960s. Many series were carried over from the 1950s, but International now offered more models in each series to make them more versatile. The pictures you see in this book mainly cover the bigger straight trucks and over-the-road and off-highway trucks; the popular trucks like the V series, R series, D-400, DCO-400, CO-4000, and the line of “stars,” to mention a few. As you look at them, enjoy and admire them, as many are long gone.

Kenworth Trucks

Author: Ron Adams
Editor: Enthusiast Books
ISBN: 9781583881477
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Founded in 1923, Kenworth has since become one of the most recognized names in American truck manufacturing. This book highlights the golden era of trucking in crisp period photographs that present a variety of trucking companies and their Kenworth trucks - in action. Kenworth trucks are featured at work in a variety of settings and jobs - from logging to hauling all types of commodities, including grain, oil and gasoline, livestock, lumber and meat. Photo shots include the many types of trailers used in moving goods from place to place. A visual treat for the Kenworth enthusiast.

White Freightliner Trucks Of The 1960s

Author: Ron Adams
Editor: Enthusiast Books
ISBN: 9781583882641
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In 1951, Freightliner signed an agreement with the White Motor Co. to sell Freightliner trucks through White Dealerships. The trucks became White-Freightliner, gaining momentum through the 1950s and exploding in sales through the 1960s. As you look at the photos on the pages of this book, you will see just a few of the many different customers and hauling jobs they did in the peak of their popularity. Small, medium or large hauling jobs, White-Freightliners fit right in to the needs of the trucking industry.

Peterbilt Trucks Of The 1960s

Author: Ron Adams
Editor: Enthusiast Books
ISBN: 9781583882788
Size: 14,89 MB
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T. A. Peterman needed a better truck to haul logs in the northwest, so after experimenting and then acquiring Fageol Motors, he came up with a formula to create rugged, tough trucks to battle curvaceous, undependable mountain roads, earning the nickname ‘betterbuilt’ trucks. Peterman died in 1945, but management helped make Peterbilt a serious producer of heavy-duty trucks up to its sale to PACCAR in the late 1950s. In August 1960 Peterbilt moved to a new facility and became a division of PACCAR, carrying on its own tradition while retaining its product line. A western builder, Peterbilt’s popularity escalated throughout the states through the 1960s, leading the company to start a new plant in Tennessee by the end of the decade. At the height of their popularity, Peterbuilts are portrayed through large format photographs taken at the time when these heavy haulers were put to work. See them in action and read about both the trucks and owners who operated them.