On Thin Ice: Breakdowns, Whiteouts, and Survival on the World's Deadliest Roads Hardcover – Jun 8 2010
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Hugh Rowland is a burly, bearded, swearing man who blows methyl hydrate into his own transmission and welcomes storms as breaks from boredom. A trucker with over 30 years experience, he runs a successful excavation business in British Columbia. He has been married for 25 years to his childhood sweetheart Dianne and has 3 daughters, Karly, Chandra and Candice, and 2 grand children.See all Product Description
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After reading the way Hugh was raised and the work attitude that his dad taught him, I have come away with a different opinion of Hugh. When I look at the world today as a whole, I see that the young adults have not been taught to WORK. They fell the government owes them everything. But under Hugh rough character he tells stories that helped to make him a man. How he learned at a very young age how to make money and work with his own hands.
I liked reading this book. I learned many things about trucking in Northern Canada and how if I was to truck up there I would have a hard time because I dont know what to do or how to survive the bitter cold. The people are amazing up there.
I would recommend it to anyone if they are looking for something different to read.
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