This is the true story of Gordon Pearce, an English truck driver determined to get the job done. Told in Gordon's ironic, modest style and illustrated with photos from that time, his true story is a captivating book for anyone passionate about truck adventures. Join long haul trucker Pearce on the adventure of a lifetime as he takes three articulated trucks load in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: two Volvo 4X2 European road artics and a Mercedes 6X6 desert artic. Their destination is Sharawrah, somewhere south of The Empty Quarter. Seven days to travel a thousand kilometers, a third of which are open desert. Seven days that will turn into seventy. With the help of Bedouins, he crossed three hundred kilometers of unpredictable desert in the height of the summer of 1978. Aside from the physical challenges, he also has to battle bureaucracy and begins to dread hearing the word bukkera (tomorrow). So, travel back to a special time for truckers and experience the journey of a lifetime.