Life As a Turban-Wearing American Trucker

A growing number of truckers in the US are Sikhs from Punjab, India. Some of them have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border and faced detention to realize their American dream.

Al Jazeera+ Producer Shreen Khan rides along with one of these long-haul truckers, making chai and listening to Bollywood music in his big rig while hearing about his life on the road, why he left Punjab and the discrimination he's faced in the U.S.

Archive Material:
Singh Family
California State Library
Southern Oregon Historical Society (photo #1603)
South Asian American Digital Archive and Amelia Singh Netervala
UC Davis Pioneering Punjabis Digital Archive and David Rai

Video & Photo created by Al Jazeera