Anne Balay has delivered an important contribution to our understanding of the changing dynamics and processes in the lives of marginalized truck drivers and the challenges they face. Using sixty- six interviews with gay, trans, black, indigenous, Mexican, and female truckers—some of whom identify in several of those categories—Balay takes us deep into the changing face of trucking. In doing so Balay draws to light the impact of (de)regulatory processes on these drivers and their continuing effects on both the day- to- day lives of individual truckers and the industry more widely.

Using an innovative chapter structure that brings the reader along for the ride, Balay illuminates our understanding of life on the road, and life when the driving stops. Riding along, we begin to see how the process of deregulation has actually worked to absolve corporations and employers of responsibility for workers’ welfare while simultaneously increasing pressures and structures...

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