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What it’s really like to be a truck driver in the US these days. Following a blog looking at some of the reasons behind the declining numbers of lorry drivers in the US, one long-term trucker wrote in to share his experiences In general, it’s a dog’s life – anyone who can kick them does so, from employers and customers to the Department of Transportation. In the wise word of Jack Burton from Big Trouble in Little China: “When someone asks you if you’ve paid your dues, you just remember what ol’ Jack Burton says: ‘yessir, the cheque’s in the mail’.”

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