Truck | Chicago Reader


In 1995 student filmmakers Adrienne Jorge and Tamy Ojala gamely threw themselves into the world of American truck drivers, hitching rides across the continental U.S. and eliciting some colorful commentary with their wide-eyed questions. As Studs Terkel proved in his book Working, people tend to relax into simple eloquence when quizzed about their occupations; crisply edited by Jorge, the truckers' observations and anecdotes are consistently entertaining. Jorge and Ojala's naive approach limits the project-there's a lot more folklore than hard information about the job-but at 55 minutes this 2002 video allows us to hop out of the cab before it gets tiring.

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