About the Book
A legendary semi-truck named Petee’ begins to think he’s too old for his job after a recent breakdown on the road. Mr. McClainey surprises all the trucks at Shamrock Lucking Trucking Company in Truckington, Ohio, with a brand-new, state-of-the-art semi-truck named Vahnders. Vahnders thinks he can do everything better and faster than all the other trucks at Shamrock Lucking Trucking Company. Mr. McClainey sends Vahnders on his first run to deliver some very important freight that has a deadline. Mr. McClainey then calls the scrap yard to have some old junk scrap metal hauled away. Petee’ overhears the phone conversation, thinking he’s been replaced by Vahnders. Petee’ gets hauled away by Scrappy to the scrap yard. Petee’ leaves behind his Qualcomm computer (a messaging system with built-in GPS, which is tied into the truck’s computer) with a message that he’s gone on a big adventure, not ever returning. Vahnders is stranded on top of Big Bear Mountain in a blizzard. Mr. McClainey decides to send Kenny to help Vahnders, but he too gets stranded in the blizzard up in the mountains after an avalanche. All the trucks of Shamrock Lucky Trucking Company must find Petee’ to rescue Vahnders and Kenny. He’s the only truck that can save them and help get the important freight delivered on time to save the Shamrock Lucky Trucking Company from going bankrupt.
About the Author
My name is Jeffrey Otersen, and I was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. I’ve been a truck driver for twenty-eight years. I’ve been married for twenty-six years to Theresa Otersen. We have four awesome children: Britney, twenty-six; Brennen, fourteen; Braiden, eleven; and Braisley, four. The story of Little Truckers “Feeling Scrappy” began one night six years ago, when my two sons, Brennen, age eight, and Braiden, age six at the time, wanted me to tell them an exciting truck story before they went to sleep. I’ve always had a deep passion for vintage trucks. My story includes a variety of older-style trucks. I gave these trucks personalities from truck drivers I’ve met throughout the country. I really enjoyed adding characters and more dialogue over the years, making this story a great adventure with lots of humor. Since I’ve wrote my first story, I’ve began to write five more stories, creating a series of Little Truckers. My goal is to write a total of ten stories, adding new characters, and changing the focus on a different truck, creating a new story. I would also like to see my books produced into movies and be seen on the big screen for kids and adults of all kinds to enjoy for years to come.