Uncommon Carriers

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Uncommon Carriers Cale H.
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This is a book about people who drive trucks, captain ships, pilot towboats, drive coal trains, and carry lobsters through the air: people who work in freight transportation. Author John McPhee rides from Atlanta to Tacoma alongside Don Ainsworth, owner and operator of a sixty-five-foot, five-axle, eighteen-wheel chemical tanker so highly polished you could part your hair while looking at it. He goes 'out in the sort' among the machines that process a million packages a day at UPs Air's distrributiom hub at Louisville International Airport. He travels up 'the tight-assed' Illinois River on a towboat pushing a triple string of barges, the overall vessel being 'a good deal longer than the Titanic.' 248p.

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