More than thirty years ago, Finn Murphy dropped out of college to become a long-haul trucker. Since then he’s covered more than a million miles packing, loading, and hauling people’s belongings all over America. Known by his trucker handle as U-Turn, he spends his days (and many of his nights) in a 53-foot eighteen-wheeler he calls Cassidy. He started working as a long-haul trucker in 1980. Finn Murphy grew up in Connecticut and now lives in Colorado. This is his first book.

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Photo by Kevin Snyder Photography

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