National Geographic : 2007 Nov
PHOTO J URNAL KIM REIERSON The cowboy hat, the pinup girl T-shirt-how could I not take Troy Sharp's picture? He's an American icon: trucker as modern-day cowboy. When I met him at an Ontario, Cali fornia, truck stop, Troy, in his mid-30s, had already been driving for 17 years. My driving career almost came to a crashing halt the day I was racing to catch a picture of Elvis on the back of a Flor ida moving van (left), until I finally got my chance at a timely tollbooth.