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Picture of the product100 Years of American LaFrance
Most comprehensive book ever published about this highly regarded fire apparatus manufacturer.

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Picture of the productAll-American Truck Stops
An Illustrated History by Guy Kudlemyer & Wayne Henderson.

It may have been long ago, but there once was a time when truck stops catered primarily to truckers. This is the first history of America's truck stops from the early years of the two-lane "Mom & Pop" facilities where Dad pumped fuel and made minor repairs, Mom and Sis served up sandwiches and Junior washed windshields and cleaned headlights right up to the truck stops and travel plazas serving today's truckers and motoring public on the Interstates. This entertaining history is heavily illustrated with vintage black and white and color photographs, as well as period advertising and other memorabilia that focuses primarily on the huge variety of truck stops that served America's trucking industry during America's postwar expansion of the 50's and 60's.


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Picture of the productAmerican Delivery Truck
Published by Enthusiast Books, The American Delivery Truck by Robert Gabrick, provides a heavily illustrated history of delivery trucks over a 50-year span.

In a sense, all trucks are delivery trucks-their purpose is to haul things from one place to another. The first delivery vehicles were carts, wagons, and sleds pulled by draft animals. As America entered the twentieth century, motorized trucks gradually replaced draft animals, in particular, the horses. Prior to widespread automobile ownership, both urban and rural residents relied on vendors using delivery vehicles to bring needed goods and services directly to them.

In 1915, Reo created an entire class of vehicles, introducing the Speed Wagon equipped with pneumatic tires and an electric system for starting and lights. The Reo Speed Wagon became the basis for a new generation of delivery vehicles dubbed "Speed Trucks."

By the 1920's, manufacturers producing delivery trucks as part of their line-up included Autocar, Available, Federal, Diamond T, Sterling, Stewart, International, Fargo, Dodge, Chevrolet, Ford, Graham, and White. In addition, throughout the United States, companies such as Boyertown Body Works, Boyertown, Pennsylvania, created a variety of bodies to suit the needs of the customer, including van, panel truck, and even pick-up bodies.


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Picture of the productAmerican Semi Trucks
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-Freightliner, and more. Complete with detailed captions, this is a complete look at this period of trucking history.

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Picture of the productAnything that Rolls on Wheels
By Peter Costisick. The people and products of Montpelier manufacturing. Side isle delivery trucks, buses, cab-overs, etc. A rich history of a company with a short life.

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Picture of the productATHS 40th Anniversary


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Picture of the productATHS 45th Anniversary


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Picture of the productAutocar Trucks 1899-1950 Photo Archive
Large detailed archival photographs with informative captions tell the story from the first Autocar Truck built up to 1950 when the Autocar Driver Cab was introduced. By Robert Gabrick.

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Picture of the productAutocar Trucks 1950 - 1987
Autocar - The World's Finest! In 1950 the Autocar Driver Cab was introduced, which along with the Autocar Sleeper Cab and the Autocar Aluminum Driver Cab, was used on all conventional models produced until Volvo replaced it after purchasing Autocar. In the 1950s Autocar began what it called Custom Engineering, designing each vehicle to the individual customer's specific requirements. At this time Autocar focused on models for construction, logging, mining, quarrying and oil production, as well as lightweight over-the-road designs. Large format photos with informative captions illustrate all of the major models produced during this period. A brief history of the Autocar company is included.

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AUTO1950_1987
Picture of the productAutocar Trucks of the 1950s
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.

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