Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Harrell, Eddie Lee
Levitas, Susan
Dates 1994
Location New Jersey
Paterson
United States
Language English
Subjects African Americans
Ethnography
H & R Trucking (Paterson, N.J.)
Interviews
Oral History
Sound Recordings
Transportation
Truck Drivers
Trucks
Title
"If you drive a truck everyday, you have some type of feeling for it because that's what you depend on."
Contributor Names
Harrell, Eddie Lee (Narrator)
Levitas, Susan, 1961- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-08-12
Subject Headings
-  African Americans
-  Transportation
-  Truck drivers
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Trucks
-  H & R Trucking (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with with Eddie Lee Harrell, owner, H&R Trucking.
-  Summary of audio segment: At Vernay, people didn't want anyone driving their own personalized trucks; "If you drive a truck everyday -- this is what I mean by personalized -- if you drive a truck everyday, you have some type of feeling for it because that's what you depend on. You go two or three hundred miles away from home, you've got to, you want to get back, so you make sure that this is working, that's working, your tires and you kept it clean inside, et cetera,and you put your own little personal things in there like your radio . . . have it set up and programmed to what you liked." (Trucks have names?) one called Mumpsey, one called Fragile, one called Big Ten, one called Jimmy. Big Ten had a big motor in it; Mumpsey was a truck that was made funny -- the passenger sits on the outside of the driver and the driver sits in the middle of the truck, went together like a wedge and it looked like someone had the mumps; his truck never had a name.
Medium
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number
AFC 1995/028: WIP-SL-A012
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.sla01202


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