Audio Recording "If you drive a truck everyday, you have some type of feeling for it because that's what you depend on."

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"If you drive a truck everyday, you have some type of feeling for it because that's what you depend on."

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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/Physical Location
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
Online Format
audio

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Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Harrell, Eddie Lee, and Susan Levitas. "If you drive a truck everyday, you have some type of feeling for it because that's what you depend on.". -08-12, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003610/. (Accessed March 30, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Harrell, E. L. & Levitas, S. (1994) "If you drive a truck everyday, you have some type of feeling for it because that's what you depend on.". -08-12. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003610/.

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Harrell, Eddie Lee, and Susan Levitas. "If you drive a truck everyday, you have some type of feeling for it because that's what you depend on.". -08-12, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003610/>.