The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road

The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road

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More than thirty years ago, Finn Murphy dropped out of college to become a trucker. Since then he's covered hundreds of thousands of miles packing, loading, and hauling people's belongings all over America. Murphy whisks listeners down the I-95 Powerlane, across the Florida Everglades, in and out of the truck stops of the Midwest, and through the steep grades of the Rocky Mountains. He tells funny, poignant, and haunting stories of the people he moves: a hoarder in New Hampshire; a Virginia homeowner raging when Murphy's truck accidentally runs down a stand of trees; a widow rushing her archaeologist husband's remains and relics to a Navajo burial ceremony in New Mexico. Brimming with personality and great characters, The Long Haul explores the appeal of manual labor and shows what happens behind the scenes when we call the movers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681686516
Publisher: HighBridge Company
Publication date: 06/06/2017
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 5.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Finn Murphy grew up in Connecticut and now lives in Colorado. He started working as a long-haul trucker in 1980. The Long Haul is his first book.

A classically trained actor, director, and teacher with many regional Shakespeare plays to his credit, Danny Campbell has narrated over 150 titles and directed at least that many. He is a multiple AudioFile Earphones Award winner and was named one of AudioFile's Best of the Year 2017.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Part I The Truck

Chapter 1 Punching In 3

Chapter 2 Road Warriors 17

Chapter 3 Tenderfoot 39

Part II The Powerlane

Chapter 4 Hammer Down 51

Chapter 5 Seven Shippers 67

Chapter 6 The Pot of Gold 83

Part III The Big Slab

Chapter 7 Back on the Road 111

Chapter 8 Here Come the Movers 127

Chapter 9 Invisible Men 153

Chapter 10 Baby Grand 163

Chapter 11 Waiting Time 175

Chapter 12 Paradise 191

Chapter 13 The Great White Mover 199

Epilogue 223

Acknowledgments 231

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