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Life on the road : Kiwi trucking stories / [compiled and contributed by] Randolph Covich.

By: Covich, Randolph.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, New Zealand : Random House New Zealand, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 269 pages : colour illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780143771944; 0143771949.Subject(s): Truck drivers -- New Zealand -- Anecdotes | Truck driving -- New Zealand -- AnecdotesGenre/Form: Anecdotes.DDC classification: 388.324092293
Contents:
Introduction / Randolph Covich -- Earning a crust / Denny Kukutai, as told to Cameron Officer -- The runaway / Randolph Covich -- Harry Moffat & Sons / Kaye Dragicevich meets the Moffat family -- You can't outrun the long arm of the law / Dean Middleton -- Girl power / Don Foord & Rianna Pole talk with Cameron Officer -- On the road again -- and again, and again / Lindsay Whittle -- Roundabout woes / Randolph Covich -- Challenge accepted / Vivienne Haldane goes along for the ride with Bridget Scott -- The S-Line dash / Evarn Covich -- My introduction to trucking / Dean Middleton -- Striking a balance / Steve and Kate in conversation with Randolph Covich -- Trailblazers of the Far North / Kaye Dragicevich -- Princesses need not apply / Vivienne Haldane talks with Amy Edmonds -- Do I laugh or cry? / Dave McCoid shares some yarns -- Oh, what a night! / Lindsay Whittle -- Darkness of the night / Randolph Covich catches up with Mark Solloway -- A truckie from way back / Patrick Cox -- Fuelling a passion / Lisa Potter talks with Sheryl Deeming -- The trouble with bubbles / Graeme Boyce as told to Cameron Officer -- Memories of a different trucking era / Daniel Lamb -- The billboard / Evarn Covich -- A job best left to the professionals / Lindsay Whittle -- Dealing with the best / Randolph Covich in conversation with Shaun 'Wattie' Watts -- Chasing the Aussie bulldog / Bill Ringrose, as told to Cameron Officer -- The blue-ribbon truck / Patrick Cox.
Summary: "The secret lives of truckies - New Zealand truck drivers share their incredible stories from the road. Includes pieces that chart the personal impact of being a truckie (e.g. family legacy, raising kids remotely, life on the road with an unwell partner at home, a couple who met through trucking)"-- Publisher information.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Kiwi truckies are the unsung heroes of New Zealand - the men and women who make great personal sacrifice to keep our country running. The people who devote their life, in some way or another, to what is often a hard and lonely passion.

Life on the Road gathers together their fascinating stories.

It captures the humour, tragedy, action and extremes of the trucking world, moving between the dramatic, light-hearted and surprising - including runaway trucks, skirmishes with the law, nostalgic tales of the early pioneers, love stories, and more than one practical joke.

Whether you're a trucking die-hard or just love the wide open road and a cracking good yarn, Life on the Road is a gripping insight into the real lives of Kiwi truckies.

Introduction / Randolph Covich -- Earning a crust / Denny Kukutai, as told to Cameron Officer -- The runaway / Randolph Covich -- Harry Moffat & Sons / Kaye Dragicevich meets the Moffat family -- You can't outrun the long arm of the law / Dean Middleton -- Girl power / Don Foord & Rianna Pole talk with Cameron Officer -- On the road again -- and again, and again / Lindsay Whittle -- Roundabout woes / Randolph Covich -- Challenge accepted / Vivienne Haldane goes along for the ride with Bridget Scott -- The S-Line dash / Evarn Covich -- My introduction to trucking / Dean Middleton -- Striking a balance / Steve and Kate in conversation with Randolph Covich -- Trailblazers of the Far North / Kaye Dragicevich -- Princesses need not apply / Vivienne Haldane talks with Amy Edmonds -- Do I laugh or cry? / Dave McCoid shares some yarns -- Oh, what a night! / Lindsay Whittle -- Darkness of the night / Randolph Covich catches up with Mark Solloway -- A truckie from way back / Patrick Cox -- Fuelling a passion / Lisa Potter talks with Sheryl Deeming -- The trouble with bubbles / Graeme Boyce as told to Cameron Officer -- Memories of a different trucking era / Daniel Lamb -- The billboard / Evarn Covich -- A job best left to the professionals / Lindsay Whittle -- Dealing with the best / Randolph Covich in conversation with Shaun 'Wattie' Watts -- Chasing the Aussie bulldog / Bill Ringrose, as told to Cameron Officer -- The blue-ribbon truck / Patrick Cox.

"The secret lives of truckies - New Zealand truck drivers share their incredible stories from the road. Includes pieces that chart the personal impact of being a truckie (e.g. family legacy, raising kids remotely, life on the road with an unwell partner at home, a couple who met through trucking)"-- Publisher information.