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Juggernaut Drivers

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Take to the road with this rollicking novel of trucks and truckers in the 1970s. According to "Truck and Driver," Leslie Purdon lives and breathes trucking. Here, he takes you back to a time of extreme and sometimes hilarious exploits on the road back in the wild days of the 1970s. His main character is trucker Dennis Richardson (Rich), who revels in the laughs and camaraderie of his life on the road. He sets up a transport company, North Kent, with two pals. Benny is the one with the short fuse. Rich tries to calm him down (when he's not winding him up). The irrepressible Chuckles has his own way of dealing with tachographs and then there's the indispensable Jean, the rock on which they rest. The determined team go through humorous, and sometimes extreme, exploits as they strive to stay afloat. They run legal when they can, and cut corners when necessary, gambling on the new Scandinavian trucks that are changing the industry. They are cheated out of their earnings, but still come up smiling. This is a story written by truckers for truckers and those who love them.


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Pages 192
Publish Date 2019-10-01
Size 0.0" x 0.0" x 0.0"
Author Leslie Purdon

About the Author

Leslie Purdon was born in Gravesend. His only ambition from infant school onwards was to become a transport driver like other members of his family. During the last months of his school career he played truant in order to haul hardcore in a five-ton Canadian Ford on private land from Gravesend aerodrome to a local building site. After leaving school he became a driver's mate, got his driving licence and was called up for national service. When Les was demobbed he drove eight-wheel Atkinsons on an A licence, working for Arnold's Transport at Gravesend. He went on to drive for Everard's road tankers, Tankfreight, Pickfords, Thomas Allen and for fourteen years with BP long distance. His final stint was with P & O before he retired in 1998 after 46 years in road transport. After he retired, Les recalled his early working years in Truckers North Truckers South. Much of his spare time is taken up with his 1946 OLAD Bedford which he and his wife Pauline take to many steam and road truck shows. He lives in Lordswood, Chatham, Kent, where he is known as 'the man with the vintage lorry'.

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