Being a trucker is a hard job, especially here. Firstly, there are long hours: You work in a team of two people — hopefully with someone you can stand —- and sleep in the cab. One snoozes while the other drives, and it’s a combined 40-50 hour workweek for each.
Since Inuvik is a long way from Edmonton, it takes 40 hours to drive down and another 40 hours to drive back, carrying big screen TVs or fresh fruit or Pirates of the Carribean licensed velcro sneakers or whatever people are buying.
These two guys told me they drive down once a week, during the summer.