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  • SubGenre:Automotive / Trucks
  • Language:English
  • Pages:172
  • eBook ISBN:9781667885117
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667885100

2,000,000 Miler

Long Haul Trucker

by Pete (Pierre) Major

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Many times most people don't see even the trucker, merely a large obstruction the size of a small building that occupies too much space on the road and tends to go slower than we desire. For those who are curious as to what the daily,weekly,monthly life of a long haul trucker entails and might even entertain the thought of trying their hand at professional driving you're at the right place. Much more than merely getting from one point to another, the odds of remaining healthy, battling weather conditions of every description, fighting brutal fatigue,and countless other obstacles to make it to 1,000,000 miles let alone 2,000,000 is a dicey proposition. It's often said that trucking gets in your blood and to that I agree. if you're one of those that would like to sample what it means to be behind the wheel of a Big Rig looking down the traffic ahead, then hop aboard. I've written a chapter that allows you to be that virtual passenger.
Trucking is one part of a multifaceted logistical industry that is global in reach and integrated to the extent few can imagine. Air freight, container ships, rail, they all play a part in working together in ways few people appreciate and for the most part are unaware of. The overarching taskmaster for all these carriers is the clock which is forever pushing the limits of their capabilities. Disruptions caused by war,weather, broken treaties, pandemics, you name it - any one of these can cause everyone's best laid time schedule to crumble.
About the author
About Pete The author takes you throughout the US and Canada spanning 20 years of open road driving giving the reader a sense of what it is to be a professional driver. Pete's many safety awards over the years attest to the fact that getting from A to B is more than mere luck. The author's first book, " Vietnam Unplugged....reflections on war while serving with the 101st Airborne Division, 2nd Edition, " available on Amazon.com, deals with a different kind of journey; yet there is a connection between both books that is readily apparent upon reading one chapter in particular. . Born in Montreal, Canada , now living in Detroit,Mi - the author continues to extend his mileage count having transitioned from the 18 wheels of his past profession to the two wheels of his Ducati motorcycles. The author has found this activity a fertile field for generating ideas for yet more books.

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