Truck drivers-some 2 million strong-bring us 7 out of 10 items we depend on and spend one-half of their lives behind the wheel traversing deserts, mountains, lone stretches, main arteries, and blue highways, delivering the abundant life that most of us assume will always be within a Walmart reach. Without this industry, our economy would be paralyzed. Yet, most of us go about our daily lives without acknowledging these brave kings and queens of the highway.
Readers will reflect on their own stories and struggles, how we all haul our pasts and memories and hurts with us wherever we go. Through hearing these tales, we just might create a more compassionate, attentive, and kinder world.