Mechanics, Truckers & Critical Thinkers: The Upside-Down Absurdity of Our Culture’s Values
The Need for Culture Change in Trucking
About The Preppy Trucker
The Preppy Trucker isn’t just a person, it’s a concept. It’s a professional space where industry leaders, politicians, and interested laypersons can gain a full view of the trucking industry–the good and the bad.
Sadly, you can count the number of well-written trucking books and articles on your fingers. There just isn’t much interest in trucking, neither writing nor reading about it. In fact, trucking is one of the most silent discourses in American history, and it leaves a class of Americans in dire straights.
Of what has been written, none of it goes far enough to explain the emergent trucking crisis. Trucks bring us 80% of our daily use goods, yet we barely notice truckers exist. Worse yet, our American cultural climate doesn’t support them. There’s little incentive to be a trucker today, and there’s little incentive to care about what that means for our society.
So we’ve devoted this website to thinking critically about the core issues and offering up potential solutions to problems. You’ll get economic, cultural, and political arguments. You’ll get stories. You’ll get entertaining discourse. And it’s all right here.