Semi Trucks of the 1950s by Ron Adams

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THIS BOOMING ERA IN AMERICAN TRUCK HISTORY IS TOLD THROUGH OVER 300 PHOTOS OF TRUCKS HAULING CEMENT, FUEL, & A VARIETY OF OTHER GOODS TO ENTHUSIASTIC AMERICANS. AFTER WW11 AMERICANS WERE ANXIOUS TO RE-STOKE THE ECONOMY AFTER A LONG “MAKE-DO WITH WHAT YOU HAVE” DRY SPELL. BY THE 1950S NEW HIGHWAYS WERE BEING BUILT, NEW TRUCKING COMPANIES WERE BEING FORMED AND OLD ONES REVIVED. SEMI-TRUCKS HELPED PAVE THE WAY FOR THIS HUGE GROWTH SPURT IN AMERICA WITH DEPENDABLE TRUCKS BUILT BY MACK, GMC, CHEVROLET, FORD, DODGE, INTERNATIONAL, WHITE, FREIGHTLINER, PETERBILT, KENWORTH, DIAMOND T, REO, AUTOCAR, BROCKWAY, STERLING & OTHERS, MANY USING THE INCREASINGLY POPULAR DIESEL ENGINES MADE BY BUDA, HERCULES, WAUKESHA, AND CUMMINS, SOFTBOUND., 158 PAGES, BLACK & WHITE AND SOME COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS.