Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A Trucker's Odyssey

Bloomberg Business reporter Jennifer Oldham accompanied Tracy Livingston, a long-haul trucker on a six day journey involving two round trips between Michigan and Tennessee. The article provides a good, empathetic picture of the trucking life. They did an excellent job of mapping the journey.
http://www.bloomberg.com/infographics/2014-12-17/truckers-odyssey-six-days-on-the-road.html
You can click above for better resolution. Here is a detailed section.
The route is color coded by day. Icons are used to represent stops for gas, food, caffeine (a necessity when working 14 hour days) and various other needed diversions. These icons use the same colors for each day and add some personality to the map.

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