Let's visit the American truckers

Let's visit the American truckers

Categories: Auto | North America

Not so long ago, driverless trucks appeared on the roads of the United States: the peculiarity of the car is that it needs a driver only to perform complex maneuvers, and during long trips along the highway, the car will be controlled by electronics.

But such innovations are unlikely to leave many American truckers out of work, these stern and patient people who have been turning the steering wheel of massive trucks for decades. You can get to know them better thanks to a photo project by American Joshua Simpson, who learned how truck drivers from the USA work and live.

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Let's visit the American truckers Source: vice.com

Let's visit the American truckers

1. Trucker Carl Vera in his Peterbilt truck.

Let's visit the American truckers

2. The cabs of modern trucks can be called an industrial version of the cabin of a passenger car: the steering wheel, gear lever and pedals are where they should be, only they look much larger and stiffer.

Let's visit the American truckers

3. All buttons and switches are ridiculously simple and solid.

Let's visit the American truckers

4. Despite the simple design, many of these dashboards are buried under a network of wires, adapters and plastic cups for mobile phones, GPS devices and satellite radios.

Let's visit the American truckers

5. Sleeping cabins allow you to be on the road for several months, and the additional living space serves as a bedroom, and a kitchen, and a workshop, and a closet, and even a dining room.

Let's visit the American truckers

6. You can live in a truck almost without getting out ... well, except that there is nowhere to go to the toilet and take a shower.

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7. The Fullers are a married couple who sometimes take their granddaughter with them on trips.

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9. When morning and night merge together, these small spaces turn into a messy storage of personal and work items.

Let's visit the American truckers

10. Car accessories, DVDs and glasses of drinks… all in a pile of dirty things.

Let's visit the American truckers

11. John Collins, 57, works in Fort Myers, Florida. John has been sitting at the steering wheel for 20 years now. He works in a Peterbilt trailer that transports bulky industrial goods.

Let's visit the American truckers

12. These cabins are very personal spaces, reflecting the past, character and personality of their owners.

Let's visit the American truckers

13. The walls are decorated with photographs of relatives and friends, as well as all sorts of souvenirs, crosses and other items from home.

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14. All these little things remind drivers how long they have been away from home, and also speak to the loneliness that comes with this profession.

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16. 75-year-old Eddie Edwards. Has been driving a truck for 55 years.

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21. Frank and Linda Fewell. In retirement, Linda joined her husband. They hope to earn enough money to renovate the house before Frank retires.

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26. Jimmy and Crystal McQueen have been driving together for 20 years. They operate in Georgia and ship mostly frozen chicken.

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31. 65-year-old Fred Fredrickson. Been driving for 35 years. Now he is driving a Volvo 2013 truck from Ashley Furniture.

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36. Stephen Proofs.

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Keywords: Drivers | Trucks | Trucker | Profession | USA

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