World Encyclopedia of Trucks
Over 678 colour photographs
Over 286 animals
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|Number of Pages||256|
|Size(mm)||297 x 228mm|
|ISBN||1 84477 577 1|
|Binding||hardback with plc and jacket|
|Category||military & transport|
Over 650 colour photographs.
An A-Z catalogue of over 280 marques, including all the most successful manufacturers and many lesser-known and more unusual brands.
The history of the origins and evolution of trucks and trucking is explained in detail, from the early pioneers to today's modern load carriers and juggernauts.
Includes a glossary of truck terminology.
This wonderfully illustrated book begins with a history of the truck, covering its origins, evolution, and the early pioneers of truck design and engineering.
A wide variety of trucks are featured, with more than 650 photographs, from general load-carriers such as box vans and furniture removal vans, to specialized trucks such as fire trucks, military trucks and mobile cranes. Trucks from Europe, North America and many other continents and countries are discussed, highlighting differences in design and the manufacturers who made them.
Each vehicle is put into historical context, showing its uses, how it reached its current position in the market, or how production resulted in the demise of some types.
Peter J. Davies has had a lifelong passion for trucks, beginning with a 29-year career in the marketing department of Bedford, General Motors' UK truck division. He has since been a regular contributor to a number of leading transport magazines as well as writing several books on trucks and illustrating book jackets and calendars depicting historic trucks. He is president of the Commercial Vehicle & Road Transport Club, the leading UK club for truck enthusiasts, and he founded the annual Classic Commercial Motor Show. He owns a number of old trucks, including an AEC Mammoth Major eight wheeler and a rare Maudslay Meritor eight wheeler, and is truck consultant to a major die-cast model manufacturer.
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