Truck This For A Living: Tales Of A UK Lorry Driver

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There are many books about driving trucks that always seem to glamourise the profession with a vision of gleaming chrome disappearing into the dusk on the wide open road, heading for freedom. This book doesn’t. This is the true grit, dirty end of the industry where the work is hard and monotonous, the food is crap, the showers are unbelievably filthy, the lay-bys stink, fellow motorists abuse you on a daily basis, the police and authorities try to catch you out at every turn, and the boss is always on the phone asking where you are and what time will you be there and what the hell have you been doing all this time? This is the multi-drop deliveries during rush hour in an unknown town without a map. This is the disapproving looks in the service station shop when you’ve been on the road for 5 days straight without a shower. This is the crinkly sound of a turd desperately exited into a carrier bag when there are no public toilets for 30 miles. This is the thumping headache of a disturbed nights’ sleep when a refrigerated lorry parks next to you at the truck stop. This is the UK transport industry. These are the words of a UK trucker.

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Gary has driven big trucks, made musical instruments, played the drums in hundreds of bands, brewed a lot of beer, toured throughout the UK and Europe, delivered goods from Peterhead to Plymouth and slept, washed and eaten in Lay-bys and lorry parks the country over. Born and raised in the South of England, but developing itchy feet when he reached 20, Gary has moved around the UK and currently lives in Scotland. Gary's first book, 'Truck This For A Living', follows his life from being jobless to gaining his Class 1 HGV licence, via multi-drop van driving and even being a chauffeur to a Meat Loaf impersonator (albeit temporarily). His second passion is music and this will be the premise of his next, as yet untitled, book detailing the pitfalls of trying to 'make it' in an industry already crammed with wannabes. He is also working on a 'How To...' style book to teach people to brew beer the easy way.

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