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Title:
The Best Australian Trucking Stories
Written by:
Jim Haynes 
Read by:
Jim Haynes 
Format:
Unabridged CD Audio Book 
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Duration:
7 hours 36 minutes 
Published:
October 01 2012 
Available Date:
October 01 2012 
Age Category:
Adult 
ISBN:
9781743119891 
Genres:
Non-fiction; Australian; Memoirs; Short Stories & Anthologies 
Publisher:
ABC Audio 
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The trucker's job - so vital to our nation's everyday life - makes for a diverse treasure trove of stories.

The trucker's job - so vital to our nation's everyday life - makes for a diverse treasure trove of stories. This first-ever collection of stories about Aussie truckers captures the humour, tragedy and fascinating history of their world, proving once again that truth is often stranger, funnier and more inspiring than fiction. The unlikely yarns and tales, collected by Jim Haynes, quickly transport the reader into the intriguing but often hard and lonely world of the long-distance truck driver. There are stories of endurance while crossing the Nullarbor in the early 1950s, of rescuing mates stranded in the desert and dumping wheat in protest at Parliament House, of repossessing vehicles in suburban Adelaide, and of men imprisoned during the long political battle to make the roads of Australia free to carry freight. Steeped in larrikinism, these are salt-of-the-earth Aussie voices from the most genuine characters to ever spin a yarn. Whether you're interested in one of the most significant social revolutions to have shaped our nation, or in these never-say-die modern pioneers who astound with their resourcefulness, or whether you're just after a laugh and a bloody good story, this book is for you.

"An entertaining and informing read ... Read these stories and you'll soon be smelling the diesel and tasting dry dust."
The Times