Department of Sociology
Master of Art
The purpose of this research is to provide a comprehensive description of the trucking subculture. In addition to detailing the material and nonmaterial aspects of and the process of being socialized into the trucking subculture, this thesis provides a profile of the contemporary American truck driver including demographics, work activities, attitudes, opinions and illegal activities.
Fields, David, "Keeping the "Shiny Side Up" and the "Hammer Down": The Subculture of American Truck Drivers" (1998). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 306.