Transportation and Infrastructure

Materials that we take for granted in our daily lives are circulated via transportation organizations that rely on 18 wheels of metal and engine, steered by a driver. As a very demanding job, truck driving entails working long hours, usually in isolation, on long stretches of roads that connect different centers of human activity. The experience of truck driving is one that creates networks of individuals who share a common culture. Yet with the fast approach of self-driving cars and more precise satellite technology, truck driving seems to be another line of work that is threatened to be automated in the upcoming decade. So, the culture that sprang up around transportation of the goods that make up our daily lives, and came to life through the labor of truck drivers, may be in its final stages. This project group aims at capturing a glimpse of a particular experience before this line of work fades: the experience of women long haul truck drivers.


To come…