The bottom's fallen out of the freight market. I've run out of operating capitol and lost my carrier authority. Until economic conditions improve, I'm looking for other work, sleeping in my truck, eating from a local food bank.
Welcome to Area 51 Trucking. My kitty cat and I live in this truck. This cam's been down due to the failed American trucking industry. This cam was about the lifestyle, the politics, the frustrations. All here and up to the minute. It's just us in the truck, my perspective is all there is. I'll talk about what's happening, where I'm at, what I'm seeing and my impressions. This video with sound stream was 100% live all the time.
The view was from the top of the passenger seat of my semi truck, an 18 wheeler. This Orbit cam will track moving objects, when I turn tracking on. This truck is a 2002 International with about 800,000 miles on it.
THE SET UP The aircard is a Sierra AC580. The router is a D-Link DIR-450. This truck is a free mobile internet WiFi Hot Spot, when I turn WiFi on. No authentication, data encryption disabled a free access point. It's possible to be driving within WiFi range of me and have internet! I have a desktop computer in the truck, running the camstreams encoder. The computer is Ethernet connected to the router which bridges data to cellular. This link explains how I'm getting mobile internet.
I'm an over the road freight hauler. I have my own authority, doing business as Area 51 Trucking. I pull a 53 foot dry van. A big truck, tractor trailer rig that weighs in at about 40 tons when fully loaded. I don't run a regular route, and I have no routine. I live in this truck and travel anywhere in the United States all the time. I'm basically a solar driver; I prefer driving during the day and park somewhere dark and quiet at night. Sometimes I'll park in a truck stop at night so you can see what's happening.
I play my stereo most the time, so you're listening to XM Radio. During the day the CB Radio is on. This is 100% real all the time.
The background picture is US 68, westhbound, Arizona. Beginning the decent to Laughlin, Nevada.
Area 51 logo designed by Melinda Wing. Ars Longa, Vita Brevis!