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What Truckers say About the Trucker Shortage
I have a new report out about driver views on the truck driver shortage in California. Check it out here!


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 new 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. 

Research Areas

Transportation Jobs


Energy in Transportation


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.

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