Bill is home from the Navy and looking for work. But what kind of job can he do? His friends find work, but Bill doesn’t think those are the jobs he wants to do. One day he’s asked to drive a truck to deliver concrete, and he jumps at the chance.
Soon Bill is introduced to a little Ford mixer truck. The truck is anxious to begin its work, so Bill climbs inside and begins delivering materials to the job site. And when they are challenged by an extra big job, Bill and his little mixer truck get it done.
Big Bill and His Little Mixer Truck is based on the true story of Bill Van Sandt, who worked for Granite Rock Company. Bill’s original 1950 Ford chassis, Willard Concrete Mixer has been restored and is now part of a fleet of historic vehicles. Kids will enjoy reading Bill’s story, and will cheer for the little truck who could get a big job done.
Reviewer: Alice Berger