February 8, 2019

A day in the life of a road warrior

A day in the life of a road warrior

Video series profiles men and women in the trucking business and highlights the day-to-day challenges they face.

By DC Velocity Staff

If you ever need a reminder that the trucking industry is the foundation of America's industrial, retail, sports, and entertainment sectors, take an hour to watch an episode or two of "RoadLife." Created by Mack Trucks, the Amazon Prime Video series profiles men and women in the trucking business "as they keep the wheels turning and the world moving," the truck maker said. "Our goal with RoadLife is to tell the stories of men and women whose stories aren't often told, but are so vital to the success of society," said John Walsh, vice president of marketing, Mack Trucks, in a statement announcing the series' launch.

Over nine episodes, the series goes behind the scenes with freight carriers, as they haul trash, serve as "roadies" for the Zac Brown Band's summer tour, haul NASCAR race gear from town to town, and make their lonely way across Canada. Other episodes in the series look at truck manufacturing in America as well as the issues women truckers face.

The ninth and final episode, called "RoadLife Reunion," provides additional footage and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the series. It features interviews with the Mack marketing team members behind the project as they share how each episode came to life from storyboarding through final production. All told, the team traveled 32,325 miles over 136 days in capturing footage for the series. The journey began in New York City, the birthplace of Mack Trucks, and continued through 31 additional cities, culminating in a reunion at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania, where those featured in the series shared their distinct experiences. Check it out to hear their stories. You can watch the trailer below.

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