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Explanations, Excuses, and Exhortations

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Klappentext Before I became a truck driver, I never imagined the immensity of the job and the number of duties involved in being an over-the-road truck driver; in fact, many of the things a driver is expected to do and even required to do are unpaid tasks since a driver's pay comes mainly from miles driven plus extra pay for extra pickups or drops on individual loads and other guarantees for time lost due to no fault of the driver. To begin describing the experiences, the trials, and the tribulations of the driver or drivers of these monsters of the road which we variously know as semis, eighteen-wheelers, big rigs, or even tractor-trailers one might look at the events of an individual driver's experiences. A good starting point might be to remind ourselves that without these mechanical beasts of burden which roam our highways and byways every hour of the day and night, we would all lead quite meager lives, since everything we eat, wear, entertain ourselves with, and transport ourselves by is at some point or even many points along the line transported by a truck or trucks. You name it, and trucks delivered it... Explanations, Excuses, and Exhortations presents a non-fiction account of the author's experiences as a truck driver in which he handled various problems and serious mistakes while making deliveries to his customers over a nine-year period. He encountered numerous challenges and difficulties trying to get home for time-off or emergency situations. Join him on the road and experience the events and problems of some of his actual trips, including: problems locating customers, with law enforcement officials, with his companies, with his trucks, and with routes that were impassible for trucks. The situations he encountered were often mind-boggling and overcome only by strategically manipulating through a maze of unknown and seemingly hard to surmount obstacles and difficulties. Sometimes, he felt as if there were no solutions to the problems facing him, while at other times he felt like they would only be resolved through extreme effort to achieve the desired end. The side trips were the best, exciting and adventure-filled, during which they saw beautiful, often awesome sights, including trips to New York City and other top tourist attraction areas. His wife accompanied him on most of these trips, taking pictures to chronicle the amazing sights that they enjoyed!...

Klappentext

Before I became a truck driver, I never
imagined the immensity of the job and the number of duties
involved in being an over-the-road truck driver; in fact,
many of the things a driver is expected to do and even
required to do are unpaid tasks since a driver's pay comes
mainly from miles driven plus extra pay for extra pickups or
drops on individual loads and other guarantees for time lost
due to no fault of the driver.
To begin
describing the experiences, the trials, and the tribulations
of the driver or drivers of these monsters of the road which
we variously know as semis, eighteen-wheelers, big rigs, or
even tractor-trailers one might look at the events of an
individual driver's experiences. A good starting point might
be to remind ourselves that without these mechanical beasts
of burden which roam our highways and byways every hour of
the day and night, we would all lead quite meager lives,
since everything we eat, wear, entertain ourselves with, and
transport ourselves by is at some point or even many points
along the line transported by a truck or trucks. You name
it, and trucks delivered it...
Explanations,
Excuses, and Exhortations presents a non-fiction account of
the author's experiences as a truck driver in which he
handled various problems and serious mistakes while making
deliveries to his customers over a nine-year period. He
encountered numerous challenges and difficulties trying to
get home for time-off or emergency situations. Join him on
the road and experience the events and problems of some of
his actual trips, including: problems locating customers,
with law enforcement officials, with his companies, with his
trucks, and with routes that were impassible for
trucks.
The situations he encountered were often
mind-boggling and overcome only by strategically
manipulating through a maze of unknown and seemingly hard to
surmount obstacles and difficulties. Sometimes, he felt as
if there were no solutions to the problems facing him, while
at other times he felt like they would only be resolved
through extreme effort to achieve the desired end. The side
trips were the best, exciting and adventure-filled, during
which they saw beautiful, often awesome sights, including
trips to New York City and other top tourist attraction
areas. His wife accompanied him on most of these trips,
taking pictures to chronicle the amazing sights that they enjoyed!

Produktinformationen

Titel: Explanations, Excuses, and Exhortations
Untertitel: Several Trucks, One Driver, and a Multitude of Experiences
Autor:
EAN: 9781426923043
ISBN: 142692304X
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Anzahl Seiten: 160
Gewicht: 242g
Größe: H229mm x B152mm x T8mm
Jahr: 2010