Trucking in Australia: Searching for the Myth

There are many adventure stories about roadtrains and “truckies”. Author Reiner Rosenfeld wanted to know what everyday life is like for Australian drivers.

Australia’s outback: It consists of endless steppes, deserts and dry riverbeds. It begins where civilization ends and only occasional farm fences border barren pastureland. Three quarters of the huge Australian continent belong to it, and yet only fifteen percent of the population lives here. 7,000 kilometers of road lie ahead of me, across the outback, on my search for the myth of the Roadtrain, the legendary Australian trucks weighing up to two hundred tons and sixty meters long, and their drivers.

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