This Truckin' Life

The Reminiscences of a Truck Driver

by Laurie Driver



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/23/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 268
ISBN : 9781449090449

About the Book

The book is a set of reflections and recollections of a driver's 40 plus years in the hard and unforgiving world of the haulage and transport industry. It delves into the methods resorted to, in order to survive and make ends meet for him and his family, in a world where the driver is considered the lowest of the low. There is both humour and pathos and some love and some violence. There are tales of underhand dealings, fiddles and thievery. It tells of times when truck driving was a man's world. Hard relentless toil, long, unsocial hours when there was no power steering and all gearboxes were constant mesh. When roping and sheeting was the norm. When trucking wasn't just a job. It was a way of life

About the Author

Laurie Driver is the pseudonym of Dennis Burnier-Smith, A man born and bred in the City of Manchester where he still lives. Dennis has been involved in the haulage industry since he was 16 years of age and has been a lorry driver since 18 years of age, graduating to a long distance, class 1 driver at 21. He recently retired from the haulage industry due to the after effects of an industrial injury. It is since his retirement that he has taken up writing.