Every Highway

Every Highway

Riding Shotgun in the Big Rigs

Unknown - 2006
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Since the North American Free Trade Agreement was signed, there has been an explosion in the number of trucks on North American roads, carting goods from one end of the continent to the other. And just-in-time inventory management means that goods are now kept in trucks on the move, not in warehouses. It's meant a radical change in the landscape and in the lives of truckers.

In Every Highway , Dave Feschuk rides shotgun with several truckers, finding out first-hand what it's like to spend a working life barrelling down the road in a huge rig, up against tight deadlines. Among the truckers who take him along are an ice-road driver, who hauls staples to remote northern towns at the maddeningly slow speed of twenty-five kilometres per hour, and a neophyte short-hauler, fresh from a six-week course and shaky in traffic, who drives a 140,000-pound king of the road.

Every Highway is about the highway warriors who live in constant motion on the road, their business, and their fascinating and largely misunderstood world. Feschuk finds that, despite the incessant pressure to deliver on time, roads choked with big rigs, and a gritty truck-stop culture, the truckers' lifestyle remains alluring.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c2006
ISBN: 9780771047503
Branch Call Number: 388.324 FES 2006
Characteristics: 263 p. : port. ; 22 cm


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