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Video: A Career Truck Driver on Why His is No Longer ‘a Middle-Class Job’

Posted January 29, 2019

Under Economic Issues, Logistics & Supply Chain Issues

(PBS Newshour)

Jobs in the trucking industry are increasingly threatened by technology and the rise of driverless trucks. But what explains the contradictory dynamic between fears of job elimination and a current shortage of truck drivers in the U.S.?

PBS Newshour reporter Paul Salmon talks to Finn Murphy, a long-haul trucker and author of a memoir, “The Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tales of Life on the Road,” about various issues that have impacted the industry in recent decades.