Trip Planning Class by Bruce Outridge-Cartoon of the Week


The Story Behind the Cartoon

Many of you know that I have a background in the trucking industry and do a lot of work with the schools and companies in Ontario. The East Coast known as the Eastern United States is an area that many drivers don’t like to go due to increased crime. traffic, tolls, and much more. Over the years it has become bad enough that when companies are hiring drivers they will advertise “No East Coast” to entice drivers to join their team. I have actually seen drivers so adamant about not going in that direction that when they buy a new map book at the truck stop they would actually tear all the pages starting with the letter “N” out of their book. The States regarded as the East Coast are New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts,  New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania. I used to run there three times a week so it certainly isn’t as bad as everyone makes it out to be. This cartoon came to mind when I was teaching a class on trip planning as many have heard their share of horror stories.

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in caricatures and cartoons. Artist Bruce Outridge creates cartoons for publications and businesses. To learn more about Bruce or to book him to create your unique cartoon visit