What happens when you pit eight experienced truck drivers from around the world against each other in some of the harshest environments on earth? We’re thinking more than just radiators are overheating and blowing steam.
The contestants from all corners of the globe are quite different from one another, love their jobs, love their countries and are more than willing to tell you why. These guys and their trucks sustain lots of knocks and breaks, and things get pretty tense during face-offs and down time too.
Honestly, if we were in competition for a $150,000 prize, we might get pretty riled up too. The trucker who comes in first place takes it all. Everyone else gets a handshake and a long ride home.
World’s Toughest Trucker premiers on the Discovery Channel tonight, February 13th, 2012. Click the image to find out more about the show at the official website.
Not all the contestants are shown here, but they are:
Stuart Barnes – England; Truck Driver for 16 years, William Carlos Weekly – USA; Truck Driver for 25 years, Jason Johnson – USA; Truck Driver for 13 years, Rodney Johnson – Australia; Truck Driver for 31 years, Derek Martin – Canada; Truck Driver for 16 years, Zola Rajapakse – Sri Lanka; Truck Driver for 20 years, Shane Smart – USA; Truck Driver for 16 years, Mike Thomas-Clark — Scotland; Truck Driver for 27 years.
Check out the premiere reel for the World’s Toughest Trucker on Discovery Channel here. Think you could be a contender?