Among his var­i­ous cus­tomers, Blanken­ship logs about a hun­dred thou­sand miles a year — the aver­age for own­er-oper­a­tors. But haul­ing food is a very dif­fer­ent life, he says, from the image most Amer­i­cans have of truck­ers, of the “guys that run from the major cities down the inter­state where they can stop at a truck stop.”