Firstly, the highway itself, was built through wilderness in 1942 as a military supply line when the American continent was threatened by the Japanese. This all-year route offers extreme conditions from temperatures 50degree Celsius below and freezing rain to mud and soft going. Keeping the highway open and safe are major operations. The main industry is forestry. Clear filming and informative interviews give insights into the exploitation and stewardship of the world's second largest forestry area. And there are some interesting machines in operation, including a 300hp Chieftain D LGP crawler. But the stars are the trucks and the truckers, owner-operators working under pressure for timber haulage, wood products or the oil industry. Their professionalism is clear, enabling them to keep the life-line of transport flowing in often highly adverse conditions.
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- 134 x 190 x 14mm | 87g
- 01 Jan 2002
- Fox Chapel Publishers International
- Old Pond Publishing Ltd
- United Kingdom
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Truckstar is the leading trucking magazine in Holland. As a service to its customers and clients it brings out annually a video title about some aspect of trucking throughout the world, and there have been six titles to date. The videos have been produced by Videoprofessionals, run by Gertjan Houtman at Hoofddorp, a production company specialising in making programmes for the trucking and heavy transport industries.