Reports showed that not just hundreds, or a couple thousand, but tens of thousands of trucks had driven to Ottawa from all corners of the nation to converge on the capital. While downtown Ottawa was quite a sight to behold — and it still is, with all of those trucks still there as I speak — I did not see tens of thousands of trucks parked downtown. So I began to investigate — and to ask the truckers how they ended up where they did, and how police and city officials had directed their movements upon arrival.