Just Keep Truckin
Medium | Photo-Documentary
“Just Keep Truckin” is a photo documentation of the daily life of truck drivers. These men and women make up a significant portion of the US workforce but live within their own unique culture and work-life balance. I captured these images while the drivers were filling up at truck stops, stuck on the side of the road, or relaxing at home after a long journey. And despite my interruption to their daily lives and work, they gave me their time to ask questions and take pictures. I am very thankful that the truckers I met were willing to share the details of their occupation with me. Truckers are a diverse and varied group, ranging from older men who have lived rough and tumble lives to young guys looking to start their small businesses.
Stumbled upon inspiration
The inspiration for this project comes from traveling back and forth between West Texas and my college in Oklahoma. Because I go to truck stops to get the best diesel prices for my truck I drove at the time, I get to see many drivers as they go about their work. I don’t know when the idea came into my head, but I just wanted to document the character of the drivers. Trucking is an occupation that has always intrigued me. I hope our country always has good men and women keeping our freight and economy moving down the road.