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Semi QueerStories of Trans, Gay, and Black Truck Drivers$
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Anne Balay

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781469647098

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469647098.001.0001

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Starting: Whoop ’N’ Ride

Starting: Whoop ’N’ Ride

Why People Choose Trucking, and How They Prepare

(p.13) 1 Starting: Whoop ’N’ Ride
Semi Queer

Anne Balay

University of North Carolina Press

People usually turn to trucking when their other options run out because the training is brief and it’s easy to get hired. However, recruiters are dishonest and turnover rates are extremely high. For marginalized workers, the chance to work alone outweighs the low pay and inadequate training, but job termination is common.

Keywords:   CDL (commercial driving license) training, cowboy trucker myth, queer and trans employment discrimination, trucking recruiters, ethical issues

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