Associate Professor of Practice
University of Pennsylvania
Kleinman Center for Energy Policy
John Oliver On Trucks
Last Week Tonight covered the leasing issues in The Big Rig and in my new research on Amazon. "Soul-crushingly accurate," the review of a driver, says it all.
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.
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.