Indian Sikh drivers inside a local truck in India
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Absorbing long read from the Los Angeles Times on the growing influence of Sikh immigrant truck drivers in the US. While driver numbers in the country continue to broadly decline – the American Trucking Association now estimates the shortage could hit 100,000 in the next couple of years – the number of Sikhs in the sector has been on the steady increase over the last decade. This has led to a transformation along the country’s highways, with Sikh temples, Punjabi restaurants and even a dedicated publication, Punjabi Trucking, springing up to cater for this traffic.

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