For about two months each year Nuna Logistics
operates the Tibbitt to Contwoyto Winter Road
in Canada's Northern territories. The road is nearly 600km long and is predominantly constructed over frozen lakes. At this time of year the Ice Road Truckers
take on the cold
and the risks
inherent with carrying loads of up to 40 tons over it (home page for a History Channel series about the drivers with some interesting video). The road one of several worldwide
- it has some travel news
. Also previously
The Radio Kitchen
is an mp3 blog dedicated
to the late night wonder of listening to shortwave and AM radio, now
and as it used to was
. Brought to you by The Professor from WFMU's defunct AM and Shortwave Radio
blog). [more inside]
Three million long-haul truckers traverse India's 8,000-kilometer highway network for months at a time. According to studies, more than two-thirds
of those men are having frequent unprotected
sex, and it's a big problem
. Seena Taan Ke is a campaign
that's underway to create AIDS/HIV awareness among the truckers, featuring Bollywood celebrities as well as Hollywood celebrity Richard Gere
. It's a good thing for a good cause. Well, up until Richard got a little frisky onstage and planted some kisses
on Big Brother winner/Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty
. Crowds of Indians are now burning effigies of both Gere
in protest. "Such a public display is not part of Indian tradition."
said the spokesman for Hindu nationalist party Bharatiya Janata. Well, so much for AIDS awareness for truckers.
My favorite entree is the salmon sandwich on foccacia bread. Water is served with a slice of cucumber which is very refreshing.
Which profession dines out the most? Whose judgements can be counted on for honesty and straightforwardness? The truckers'
for those who like art that moves.
Diary of a truck stop cruiser.
"B.J. Cruiser," a self-described obese gay man, shows us that California highways teem with repressed, married truck drivers waiting for an insatiable man like him. Can this blog possibly be for real? Hilarious text not safe for work.
Neato Next Generation Truck Stops
IANAT (I am not a trucker), so I had no idea trucks could just plug into truck stops complete with air conditioning, power, internet, satellite TV, etc. And the bonus is that these facilities are environmentally friendly since the truck doesn't have to be left running all night.
The Trucker's Page
is a site dedicated to the eighteen wheeled sub-culture driving alongside you everyday. Featuring essays
, and even poetry
dedicated to entertaining the mustached and mulleted kings of the road.