Ice Road Trucker visits Hoboken!
Longest 5th-wheel tractor makes Hoboken pitstop
Alex Debogorski, the star of the History Channel’s number one rated show “Ice Road Truckers,” will be traveling coast to coast in the mother of all tours for his first book, “KING OF THE ROAD: True Tales from a Legendary Ice Road Trucker” from Wiley.
The tour kicks off at Wiley’s Hoboken, NJ, headquarters on Friday, October 22 and is scheduled to make over 20 stops around the nation, including New York, Austin, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Alex will be making the trip behind the wheel of Big Red, the longest fifth wheel tractor in the United States.
The tractor with the trailer is 93 feet from bumper to bumper. The truck will be “wrapped” with a giant image of the book cover. At each stop, fans will be able to meet Alex, get a signed copy of his book and take photos of the truck.
Read more about the book after the jump!
KING OF THE ROAD: True Tales from a Legendary Ice Road Trucker
In KING OF THE ROAD: True Tales from a Legendary Ice Road Trucker (Wiley, ISBN: 978-0-470-64368-6; November 2010; Cloth / 242 Pages / $24.95) working class hero, and everyman Alex Debogorski, star of the History Channel’s number one show, “Ice Road Truckers” puts words to the page like rubber to the road and tell his story, his way.
KING OF THE ROAD follows the heart-pounding adventures of the tough-as-nails truckers who risk peril every day to deliver goods and supplies in Alaska and across Canada’s frozen north. Alex shares tales of his adventures-and misadventures-in the north, and explain, in his own entertaining voice, how he got to where he is today, a bona-fide celebrity, and the improbable star of a smash-hit television show.
In KING OF THE ROAD Alex proves to be a natural storyteller who knows how to spin tales about his colorful and tough life growing up in the backwoods. Whether he’s recounting tales about his hair-raising confrontations with bears, calculating the strength of newly formed ice, divulging the secrets of providing security in a bar room full of combative, drunken miners, or saving the life of another trucker, he keeps you wanting more.
KING OF THE ROAD includes thrilling adventures and behind-the-scenes insights that you won’t find on the show. It features sidebars that explain the facts about ice roads, from how they’re made to when and why they splinter and break
KING OF THE ROAD gives fans of “Ice Road Truckers” a deeper look inside the life and times of the show’s biggest star.