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True accounts of one man's long-distance trucking career that began in the late 1960s, these adventurous anecdotes are told by one of the first pioneers in long-distance trucking to the Middle East, Ivor Whittall. From traveling overseas to Kuwait, driving the desert trek between Jordan and Saudi Arabia, and surviving the infamously dangerous (and sometimes deadly) Tahir Pass in Eastern Turkey that has claimed the lives of truckers with its haphazard landslides and avalanches and tricky mountainous terrain, readers get a driver's seat perspective to Whittall's daring career. With 72 contemporary color photos of trucks, drivers, passports, visas, and custom forms, readers will be thrust into what it was like being a long-distance trucker in the 1970s. Full of disastrous near misses, border control mishaps, intense home sickness, mechanical failures, cultural misunderstandings, and so much more, this book will urge you to buckle up.

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Ever wanted to sit in the driver's seat of a long-distance truck driving through the Middle East in the 1970s? Author and pioneer trucker Ivor Whittall will take readers on a journey as he recounts his own true tales of his adventurous career, from Kuwait, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia, to the infamously treacherous and sometimes deadly Tahir Pass in Eastern Turkey that has claimed the lives of truckers with its haphazard landslides and avalanches and tricky mountainous terrain. Ride alongside Whittall as he recalls moments of disastrous near misses, mechanical failures, intense home sickness, border control mishaps, and so much more!
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Weight 2.3937
Author No
Pages 240
Product Form Hardcover
Size 8" x 11"