Another quiet weekend spent here at the house, watching a little television, snickering and giggling hysterically as the U.S. Oil Companies (“your friends in the gas and oil industry”) try their best to convince us that they are good guys and they are our buddies.
Where is my remote?
Watched this thing on the Discovery Channel about truckers driving trucks across the frozen tundra and lakes of Canada. Delivering mining materials and supplies to gold mines and diamond consortiums in the usually desolate and very isolated part of that country.
Interesting fare. The pay is exorbitant, actually outrageous, $65,000 for hauling something like 30 loads, 90 days of work. The dangers are also high, risky business to say the least.
It was called Ice Truckers or something like that, five part series. Should have been entitled “Trucking across Hell.” Driving on a frozen lake with a 100,000 GVW isn’t exactly a walk in the park. When you finally do graduate from the Acme Truck Driving Academy and they tell you that they have placement openings in a place called “Yellow Knife.”
Don’t walk, run to the next exit.
Trust me, I used to drive a truck, or rather, I used to pay this guy to drive HIS truck. You don’t want this Ice Trucker Job. I am not always a happy camper, but I believe this is better than gear-slammin’, double clutching, a big Pete in Canada with a super-secret CB code name and all.
Has to be …….. A better way to make a living.