Steve Viscelli | bio

Steve Viscelli is an economic sociologist who studies work, labor markets, automation, energy and public policy. He is an Associate Professor of Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. His first book The Big Rig: Trucking and the Decline of the American Dream (UC Press, 2016), explains how deregulation of trucking and the rise of independent contracting turned trucking from one of the best blue-collar jobs in the US into one of the toughest. He has two current areas of research. The first examines the development and potential impacts of self-driving trucks. The second looks at how technology and subcontracting are changing last-mile delivery jobs. He works with a range of advocates, private stakeholders and policymakers to make the trucking industry safer, more efficient and a better place to work.

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