Alone on the Open Road: Truckers Feel Like “Throwaway People”

Driving a long-haul tractor-trailer is as commonplace as the items that drivers carry, from blue jeans to blueberries, from toilet paper for Walmart to farm machinery bound for export. There are 1.7 million men and women working as long-haul drivers in the country. Yet truckers – high up in their cabs – are literally out of view for most Americans.

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