Catnip for Truckers

My father recently purchases a Truckers’ Atlas, which is like a normal atlas but with a lot more marked bridges and a lot fewer tourist locations.  He’s literally been paging through it like an LLBean or Campmor catalog making little noises like he’s impressed or surprised and sometimes even chuckle to himself.  Mind you, this is a collection of highway maps.   He’s been particularly enamored with the Standard Distance Tables which are used by firms to determine the wage to pay to get from one point to another at one point blurting out “wow, I never knew how far it was to Moab”.  I wonder what he’d do if he figured out how to make GoogleMaps mashups.