Long-haul China

By Rachel Katz

This photo-essay offers a passenger-seat view of China’s long-haul trucking industry.

Long-distance trucking is the backbone of China’s economy, yet the industry is fragmented and inefficient—particularly in the country’s interior. These photos capture the spirit of this disorganized but vibrant sector, whose continued modernization is critical to China’s economic development.

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About the author(s)

Rachel Katz is a consultant in’s San Francisco office. As a Fulbright Scholar during 2011, she conducted research on China’s trucking sector. Highlights of her work, now available at, will soon be published as a book.