"I've been following this thread for some time now. It's good to read about the road from an intelligent perspective as opposed to a tv oriented one."
At the extreme end of this there is alleged sociopathology as reported by the LA Times recently when they discovered that a unit of the FBI is investigating thousands of murders they suspect have been perpetrated by truckers upon prostitutes. And, some people believe this is a world-wide phenomenon.
This outlawry emphasis is a concern I had about the IceRoadTruckers show. As indicated in the above example, albeit an extreme one, there are some very serious issues of criminal behavior in and around the trucking industry. And, this is nothing new. Many of us have had to police this situation as much as possible by promoting good, safe decision making by members of our trucking community both on the highway and off. I applaud and enjoy this thread by Squonker on ADV. It's a pleasure to read.