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By: Hugh Anderson


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Join Hugh on his hilarious adventures in the UK haulage industry in the 1970s and 80s. From securing his truck license on a disused airfield to traversing the country on colourful escapades, Hugh recounts rollicking tales with unforgettable characters.

We follow Hugh through a whirlwind of trucking jobs, from the docks of Watchet to the remotest corners of Scotland. Laugh along as he fumbles his way as a rookie and gains wisdom from wizened veterans. Hugh sheds light on seldom-seen slices of British life, whether struggling through blizzards or protecting his virtue from overtures by an amorous Spanish policeman.

With sharp wit and captivating storytelling, Hugh chronicles the trucker’s lot: gruelling but rewarding work peppered with uproarious mishaps and camaraderie. His adventures barrel on through faltering family businesses, runaway cargoes, and navigating narrow country lanes in oversized rigs. Hugh takes it all in stride, with plenty of hijinks along the way.

Strap yourself in for a rollicking ride packed with distinctly British humour and characters so colourful you’ll never forget them. Hugh’s memoir offers a glimpse of a hard-working but light-hearted era through one intrepid trucker’s escapades on the road.

Hugh Anderson was born in Paris relatively soon after the end of WW2. He was educated privately for the most part. When it became clear he wasn’t learning anything, he was let loose on an unsuspecting society. He tried his hand at many different jobs before finding his utopia in the transport industry. He has had more jobs than birthdays to date. Finally, he married and took up writing which he had dabbled with for several years. His other interests include, but are not confined to motorbikes, reading, big birds, sunny days, wine and the origin of vines.

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