The Best Australian Trucking Stories

The Best Australian Trucking Stories This first ever collection of stories about Aussie truckers captures the humor tragedy and fascinating history of their world The trucker s job so vital to everyday life makes for a diverse treasure

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  • Title: The Best Australian Trucking Stories
  • Author: Jim Haynes
  • ISBN: 9781742376943
  • Page: 354
  • Format: Paperback
  • This first ever collection of stories about Aussie truckers captures the humor, tragedy, and fascinating history of their world The trucker s job so vital to everyday life makes for a diverse treasure trove of stories that will make you laugh and cry, and keep you on the edge of your seat These weird and wonderful true stories from truckers from all over Australia proveThis first ever collection of stories about Aussie truckers captures the humor, tragedy, and fascinating history of their world The trucker s job so vital to everyday life makes for a diverse treasure trove of stories that will make you laugh and cry, and keep you on the edge of your seat These weird and wonderful true stories from truckers from all over Australia prove once again that truth is often stranger, funnier, and inspiring than fiction The unlikely yarns and bizarre tales, collected by Jim Haynes, quickly transport the reader into the intriguing but often hard and lonely world of the long distance truck driver There are stories of endurance while crossing the Nullarbor in the early 1950s, of rescuing mates stranded in the desert and dumping wheat in protest at Parliament House, of repossessing vehicles in suburban Adelaide, and of men imprisoned during the long political battle to make the roads of Australia free to carry freight Steeped in larrikinism, these are salt of the earth Aussie voices from the most genuine characters to ever spin a yarn But it s not just a rollicking ride in this collection you ll also find deeply affecting stories that will break the hardest heart Whether you re interested in one of the greatest social revolutions that has shaped the Australian nation, or in this modern batch of pioneers who astound with their resourcefulness and never say die perseverance, or whether you re just after a laugh and a bloody good story, this book is a must read.

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    1. A lively and informative collection of tales and essays on the subject of trucking down under. With humour and pathos, these stories will give you a vivid picture of life on the (mainly) dry and dusty roads of the Aussie outback. From the earliest days of the 1930s trailblazing and World War Two era Government Road-train, through to the mega-logistics of the 58 truck U2 '360 Degree' tour in 2010 and beyond, this is a pretty comprehensive look at what it means to live a life behind a wheel of the [...]

    2. An awesome view into the history and yarns that of the Australian Truckie heritage. I seriously enjoyed this book that allows everyone to travel with the people who makes this country turn and how we got to this point in life. Love learning about the world before it was oursPeace out

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