A THOUSAND MILES FROM NOWHERE: TRUCKING TWO CONTINENTS


A THOUSAND MILES FROM NOWHERE: TRUCKING TWO CONTINENTS ❮Download❯ ✤ A THOUSAND MILES FROM NOWHERE: TRUCKING TWO CONTINENTS Author Graham Coster – Thomashillier.co.uk Coster takes the reader through Europe and the United States on long haul trucks As he accompanies a load of ice cream and beer from England to Moscow and Minsk the reader learns about the European tr Coster MILES FROM NOWHERE: TRUCKING PDF \ takes the reader through Europe and MILES FROM Kindle Ò the United States on long haul trucks As he accompanies a load of ice cream and beer from England to A THOUSAND Epub / Moscow and Minsk the reader learns about the European trucking subculture and its problems long ueues at borders currency hassles and the economics of delivering cargo to a THOUSAND MILES FROM PDF Î country such as Russia which has little to offer for return trips In the United States Coster includes two cross country runs to Seattle and Laredo Texas While THOUSAND MILES FROM NOWHERE: TRUCKING PDF \ these trips lack some of Europe's problems there are still the pressures of just in time delivery rate wars and the myriad state laws all of which present challenges The long distances allow for rumination by both author and the various drivers with whom he travels Stories are of trips past favorite music favorite trucks and life on the road.

  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • A THOUSAND MILES FROM NOWHERE: TRUCKING TWO CONTINENTS
  • Graham Coster
  • English
  • 01 August 2015
  • 9780140176094

5 thoughts on “A THOUSAND MILES FROM NOWHERE: TRUCKING TWO CONTINENTS

  1. Stephen Stephen says:

    Great literature has been produced from travelers' tales from those who walked or rode trains or even drove but none from a truck says Graham Coster In the hopes of filling in a niche he hitched rides with British and American truckers transversing North American and Europe to learn about life behind the wheel of a big rig The memoir is based on three trips undertaken in 1993 but as Coster was not himself a driver there are only three things he writes about the drivers the landscape and country music Also candy bars One wonders if Mars Inc underwrote his trip The landscape is almost absent mentioned only as the background scenery In Arizona Coaster ruefully notes that his time spent with truckers has altered his perspective he has visited the state before noted its beauty but once embedded in the work routines of a cab it's nothing than a low hill with a series of truck stops behind it The places unless they are extraordinarily abominable New York City the bane of truckers are all ironed out by the constant transience of driving life The drivers themselves all make for fun company swapping stories about experiences on the road and ruminating over friends they've lost In the United States Coster is out of his element praising presidents who truckers loathe making jokes about people they admire Ruminations on music and especially country music rival the conversations with drivers for page space Coster is intrigued that the drivers he meets in England and Germany both like American country music and in the US they seem to listen to nothing else It's not an accident that the book takes its title from a Dwight Yoakam piece Coster likes it well enough himself though he prefers the country pop party anthems to the emotional croonings of Hank Williams Although this is a topic that greatly interests me I was completely underwhelmed by this title in part because I've read other memoirs and encountered nothing new Even if I were reading it for the first time however there's little real information about the trucking industry here it's just driving and waiting For information on Eurasia's transcontinental routes Danger Heavy Goods a memoir about the England Saudi Arabia route is much betterand written by an actual driver

  2. Huguette Larochelle Huguette Larochelle says:

    a journey with a truckers on the road for miles they listen to country music Thousand miles from nowhere is also the song from Dwight Yoakam

  3. Clay Jones Clay Jones says:

    You’d have to be a career trucker to remotely appreciate this one A thrift store buy I shouldn’t have wasted time on

  4. Patricia Patricia says:

    Oh in many ways I should have given this 2 stars as I was reduced to skimming much of it but it is a topic that is near and dear to me long distance driving and across Russia AND the US no less so I was enthralled by much of it The problem was that the author who is British writes with such slang at least I think that is what it was that half the time I couldn't figure out what he was trying to say and I got worn out of trying It was fascinating though to learn about the problems of trucking in Europe with all the border crossings and some of the drivers he rode with were memorable

  5. John John says:

    Recommended for those with a specific interest in trucks the vehicles trucking the industry and truckers the drivers; otherwise although Coster writes well it isn't a general interest book

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