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  • Published: 30 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143771951
  • Imprint: RHNZ Adult ebooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272
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Life on the Road: Kiwi Trucking Stories




The secret lives of truckies – New Zealand truck drivers share their stories, ranging between the hair-raising, hilarious and hard-hitting.

Kiwi truckies are the unsung heroes of New Zealand – the men and women who make great personal sacrifice and often risk their lives to keep our country running. The people who devote their life, in some way or another, to what is often a hard and lonely passion.

Life on the Road gathers together their fascinating stories.

It captures the humour, tragedy, action and extremes of the trucking world, by turns moving between the dramatic, light-hearted and surprising – including runaway trucks, skirmishes with the law, nostalgic tales of the early pioneers, love stories, and more than one practical joke.

Whether you’re a trucking die-hard or just love the wide open road and a cracking good yarn, Life on the Roadis a gripping insight into the real lives of Kiwi truckies.

  • Pub date: 30 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143771951
  • Imprint: RHNZ Adult ebooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

About the Author

Randolph Covich

Randolph Covich is Director of Content for Bauer Media’s Trader division, and edits its Deals on Wheels magazine.
His love of all things trucking is longstanding. He entered his family’s earthmoving company as a 20-year-old, driving trucks and heavy machinery before becoming its operations manager. He later established a successful aggregate-crushing business, which has since sold. He went on to become a contributor to Deals on Wheels magazine as a machinery tester, eventually being offered its editorship.
Randolph lives in Titirangi with his wife Trish, with whom he has three grown children. He is also the chief fire officer at the Titirangi Volunteer Fire Brigade.


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