Skip to main content
McKinsey Quarterly

Long-haul China

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.

About the author(s)

Rachel Katz is a consultant in McKinsey’s San Francisco office. As a Fulbright Scholar during 2011, she conducted research on China’s trucking sector.