July 11, 2004

Long-haul trucking takes a toll

Michael Belzer of the College of Urban, Labor and Metropolitan Affairs, is quoted in a story about use of GPS technology by truck fleet owners to track their drivers. In his book "Sweatshops on Wheels," he talks about the low wages, long hours and unsafe and unsanitary conditions that many truckers work under. "New methods make it easier but do they make more money at it," he asks.