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    Post Take a ride along the Punjabi American highway

    Sikh drivers are transforming U.S. trucking. Take a ride along the Punjabi American highway

    There are 3.5 million truckers in the United States. California has 138,000, the second-most after Texas. Nearly half of those in California are immigrants, most from Mexico or Central America. But as drivers age toward retirement the average American trucker is 55 and a shortage grows, Sikh immigrants and their kids are increasingly taking up the job.

    Estimates of the number of Sikh truckers vary. In California alone, tens of thousands of truckers trace their heritage to India. The state is home to half of the Sikhs in the U.S. members of a monotheistic faith with origins in 15th century India whose followers are best recognized by the uncut hair and turbans many men wear. At Sikh temples in Sacramento, Fresno, Bakersfield and Riverside, the majority of worshipers are truck drivers and their families.

    Over the last decade, Indian Americans have launched trucking schools, truck companies, truck washes, trucker temples and no-frills Indian restaurants modeled after truck stops back home, where Sikhs from the state of Punjab dominate the industry.


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    When I lived in Los Angeles it was a Jewish neighborhood with a large contingent of Sikhs. They were nice folk. Peaceful. Stayed to themselves.

    What I have noticed with Sikh drivers is that they do not have the same culture as American truckers. They don't see themselves as Knights of the open road. There will never be a Smokey and the Bandit with a side of curry.

    It's just another loss of what makes us uniquely American.

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    So this is an area that US citizens should, could be taking advantage of but why bother?

    Someone else will do it and I can just smoke pot and play video games all day long and survive.

    But we need walls to keep these people out.

    So we can live our lives being Merican, who cares what the economics of this is.

    I almost hate identifying as an American anymore. The mass stupidity is beyond overwhelming.
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