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Trucker Paradise: The Truth and Tales of the Trucking Industry

3.5 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-1936085071
ISBN-10: 1936085070
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About the Author

I have driven 18-wheelers both regionally and locally in the United States and Canada for 20 years. I wrote most of this book while an active truck driver, writing the manuscript by hand in-between stops. This book came from some six or more years of my notes. Truckers have a rough life. They are always on the go for very long hours and the job itself can consume your life and become an addiction. Enjoy!
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 178 pages
  • Publisher: Decent Hill (January 25, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936085070
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936085071
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,676,300 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By John Mac on April 14, 2011
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The author of this book has set back the image of the professional truck driver by decades. Every horror story of how drivers act towards the public, their customers, and the traveling public are documented in her accounts.

Unfortunately, although I am sure the tales are truthful; this book only details the bad side of trucking. It would have been a much better book if she had shared her knowledge of how to get the best training in the most affordable manner, avoid the pitfalls of the road, and to maximize one's earnings.

The book illustrates only one side of trucking. There is another side where there are decent, honest, hardworking men and women who still are the "Knights of the Highway" Let's see a Part II that shares this knowledge!

Buy this book only if you want to see the dark, disgusting and stereotypical side.
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This book is written by somebody who's been driving trucks for 20 years. However, the way she describes her profession, it seems almost as if she must've had a miserable time all of those years. Most of the anecdotes she relates have to do with difficult times on the road, people being treating other people badly, or people treating her very badly because she's a woman.

It probably would be a good idea for people considering the trucking profession to read this book to make sure they understand the downsides of the profession. Unfortunately, this is not a very good book to read if you want to learn about the good sides of being a trucker. You'll need to look elsewhere for a more optimistic view.
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If you ever have considered ddriving for a living, you need to read this book. It have definitions of trucker jargon, and some humorous true stories about truck driving. I have had my eyes opened.
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I'm not a truck driver but I am a sucker for road stories. This was quite an interesting read for me. Now I know more about this industry than I ever did. Well written - Highly recommended.
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I'm a CDL student making a late career change, an information junkie and now an avid trucking book reader. This book was about the 5th book I read on being a truck driver. I was about a quarter way through it before I realized it was written by a woman truck driver. While that is her perspective it is not written just for women. This is a great and entertaining read for anyone considering life on the road or for those who want to know more about such a life. Highly recommend.
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There's an art to describing something that has off-color aspects to it without giving offense. This author lacks that art and in fact seems to revel in taking as crude an approach as possible. Beyond that she seems to have gone to a lot of trouble to single out the grossest aspects of a vocation that is largely peopled by nice folks who don't spend any of their time doing awful things. What motivated her to describe this very interesting field in such a debased manner is anyone's guess, but I urge you to avoid this nasty piece of work. If you're thinking of becoming a driver then look elsewhere as there are quite a few good books that combine sound technical advice with interesting reminiscences and avoid, appropriately, body fluids and other vile irrelevancies. This is one of the worst books I've ever read.
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I enjoyed reading this authors honest, open veiws of her experiences in the trucking world. She clever and funny. Thanks for a great book.
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The author's insight and experiences make this a must read for anyone interested in becoming a truck driver, anyone who loves to travel or anyone who likes to hear stories about unusual human behavior. The author shares some scary, some funny and some bizarre experiences along with a lot of very practical information. The writing is clear and flows nicely and the price is reasonable!
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