New book details a pictorial history of American semi trucks

For all truck enthusiasts, there is a new book that you may want to check out. Ron Adams’ has a new pictorial history, American Semi Trucks: A Photo History of Trucks at Work, that details the evolution of tractor-trailer styles and engineering through three and a half decades’ worth of classic models.

The book highlights major manufacturers such as Ford, Freightliner, GMC, International, Mack, and Peterbilt, plus a variety of minor manufacturers.

The book covers the war and post-war years of 1943-1979, and is available via its Enthusiast Books publisher and online retailers like for $33.15.

American Semi Trucks
100 years of Semi Trucks

Adams has published quite a few truck books, with some rave reviews. His 2000 book called 100 years of semi trucks one reviewer wrote, “This book is the most comprehensive I read about North American trucks. I have lots of books about trucks but none is as thrilling as this one. A wealth of pictures and information – I doubt that there’s another book which delivers such a complete history of 100 years of trucking in the U.S.”

Another said, “I just received this book and I am so excited. It is full of great pictures from many different collections that show trucks from all parts of North America during different periods of time of the past 100 years. This book is a MUST for anyone who interested in trucking history in North America.”

These two books might be ones to add to your home library.