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  • Sold Date: Jul 31, 2007
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Diesel Smoke & Dreams

If you like trucks---You'll love Fatjack's

"Truck Stop - 1965"

A Truck Photographer's Diary

(Mostly Indiana and Ohio )

"Truck Stop" is a photo album on Compact Disc featuring truck photos taken in 1965. The CD has been produced by the original photographer, David A. Bontrager.

T are 78 photos featuring household movers, livestock haulers, reefers, tankers, and others. Most of the photos are color, with a few black and white photos included. Each photo is presented in both small and large format, generally 4" and 8" on the longest side of the photo. The large photos will view border-to-border FULL SCREEN .

Most of the photos were taken at Fortmeyers Truck Stop in Fort Wayne, Indiana or Mike & Vic's Truck Stop in Stony Ridge, Ohio in 1965, with a few action photos included. The CD photo album is a tribute to the owner-operators of the era who leased their trucks to regulated carriers. Photos of company owned trucks are also included.

Section titles include:


This section features a mini photo essay of North American Van Lines , and also photos of Allied Van Lines, Bekins, United Van Lines, and Neptune World Wide Movers.


This section is a photo essay of V. & J. Derstine , and also photos of Wm. D. Derstine , and Gotwals Bros. (Shown in one of the Derstine photos is a classic yellow and black F-Model Mack operated by Midwest Emery Transportation.)


This is the largest single section in the album, containing 38 photos, including a mini photo essay of C. R. England and Sons, Inc. The companies represented by leased owner-operators include Alterman Transport Lines, Bos Lines, D & T Trucking, Frigid Food Express, Hale Distributing, Riss, Inc., Ringsby Truck Lines, Safeway Truck Line, Shaffer, Transamerican Freight Lines, Midwest Coast Transport , and Little Audrey's Transportation . Company owned trucks include Clay Hyder, C.R. England & Sons, Curtis, Inc., Frostways, Pet Milk Company, Morton Frozen Foods, Kroblin Refrigerated Xpress, George W. Maxwell Produce , and J.T. Bryant Co. Two photos of Watkins Motor Lines include a company White Freightliner, and a leased owner-operator with a B-73 Mack. (This is the original produce and chicken hauler Watkins Motor Lines, predecessor to the present-day LTL freight hauler Watkins.)


This is a small section of miscellaneous trucks, including Transport Delivery, Truck Transport, Producers Transport, Inc. (PTI), Chemical Leaman, USAC Transport, Akron-Chicago, All States , and Middle Atlantic . Also included in this section are two classic Diamond T trucks; a conventional operated by Behlen Manufacturing , and a cabover operated by Huston Truck Line (a grain hauler).

The Photographer

This CD photo album is produced by the photographer who took the original photographs. Dave Bontrager is known for his classic and unique images of trucks and trains from the 1950s through the present day, and this is an excellent sampling of his private collection of truck photos.

Technical Info

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.


One photo CD will be shipped anyw in the USA for $3.00 by First Class Mail

Two to Six CDs will be shipped for $6.00 by Priority Mail

Insurance is buyer's option and additional cost.

I am not responsible for items after they are shipped.

Indiana residents, please add 6% sales tax to total including shipping.


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