BideN Trucking Action Plan

Over the last year and a half, I've helped the White House, USDOT, USDOL, FMCSA and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as they've worked to improve trucking jobs. It was a great honor to be asked to the White House to celebrate that work. While there, I put my dismal selfie skills to work. There is still a lot of important work left to do for America's truckers!

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I am a sociologist at the University of Pennsylvania who studies freight transportation. My first book, The Big Rig: Trucking and the Decline of the American Dream (UC Press, 2016), explains how long-haul trucking went from being one of the best blue-collar jobs to one of the toughest. My current book project, Driverless? Autonomous Trucks and the Future of the American Trucker, explores self-driving trucks and their potential impacts on labor and the environment. Currently, I'm researching how Amazon is transforming delivery jobs. 

Current Positions

Faculty Fellow

Kleinman Center for Energy Policy

 

Lecturer

Department of Sociology

Research Areas

Transportation Jobs

Automation

Energy in Transportation

Education

PhD in Sociology, Indiana University

MA in Anthropology, Syracuse University

BA in Philosophy, Colgate University

This website describes my research on Self-driving trucks, Autonomous Trucks, Worker Misclassification, Trucker Misclassification, Job Losses from Autonomous Trucks, Job losses from Self-driving trucks and policy.