The Long Haul: American Trucking Companies

Overview

In the early days, many trucking companies started out with one truck or even some horses, and a few tough folks kept hauling through the Great Depression and WWII. As roads improved, many of these companies became large operations with ample semi-trucks, trailers and places to haul. This book is a concise history of the pioneers in trucking and how they grew their truck empires. From the east coast to the west coast, most of the companies started out very small regionally and with acquisitions and mergers became...

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Overview

In the early days, many trucking companies started out with one truck or even some horses, and a few tough folks kept hauling through the Great Depression and WWII. As roads improved, many of these companies became large operations with ample semi-trucks, trailers and places to haul. This book is a concise history of the pioneers in trucking and how they grew their truck empires. From the east coast to the west coast, most of the companies started out very small regionally and with acquisitions and mergers became the big names in trucking hauling all over America. Each company includes a history, maps of their truck lines and a photo or more of their fleet or rigs they used at an epochal point in their history. Ron Adams has been collecting truck literature and photographing trucks for over 40 years and has a vast knowledge of the trucking industry and has made a name for himself in truck books.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583882115
  • Publisher: Enthusiast Books
  • Publication date: 5/15/2008
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 712,546
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Ron Adams is a lifelong big truck enthusiast who has spent many years amassing an archive of vintage truck photos. This is his fifth book for Motorbooks, following 100 Years of Semi Trucks, Big Rigs of the 1950s, Big Rigs of the 1960s, and Mack Trucks. He lives in Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania.

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