Yep, and one of my brothers was one of those truckers.:laughing: When they were building the pipeline, he drove a car hauler taking 4-wheel drive pickup trucks to the north end of the pipeline, and also hauled some drill bits up there. But he and I made the trip from Anchorage to Prudhoe Bay and back July 4, 5, & 6, 1991, in his F Super Duty truck. Of course we did see some wildlife, but not as much as my brother had expected because they said it was unusually warm and lots of the wildlife had moved back to higher ground.
We were running without radios and the transports would come down in convoys of three at well over 80 mph using both sides of the road. If you met them in the corner, it was wild. We were planting instruments in the ditch and when you heard them coming you had to take cover or risk getting nailed with a rock.
They didn't like us much... Lol