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The Decision That Broke American Trucking - Cheddar Explains

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Once upon a time, truck driving was a blue-collar ticket to a solid, middle-class lifestyle in the United States. But today, the industry is plagued with low wages, long hours, and a high turnover rate. The story of how this change happened goes back over a century, but hinges on one particular moment in the late 20th century - and you may find the responsible person surprising.

Further reading:

Michael Belzer, Ph.D - Professor of Economics at Wayne State University
https://www.michaelbelzer-safe....rates.com/presentati

Interview w/Truck Safety Coalition: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?ref=watch_permalink&v=655066599033479

Economic Policy Institute
https://files.epi.org/2014/paying-the-toll.pdf

Business Insider
https://www.businessinsider.co....m/truck-driver-pay-m

The Conversation
https://theconversation.com/tr....uck-drivers-are-over

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
https://www.bls.gov/ooh/transp....ortation-and-materia

The Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com..../archive/business/19

The New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/1979/0....6/22/archives/carter

The Los Angeles Times
https://www.latimes.com/archiv....es/la-xpm-1994-05-01

PBS
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/ameri....canexperience/featur

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