The Question and Answer section for Fences is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Troy and Bono work for the city sanitation department. They are garbage men.
In Act I, Scene IV, we learn that Troy has been given a job as a driver for the sanitation department.
Troy is a tragic-hero; he is dedicated to a fault to providing for his family and to making sure his sons have better lives than he has had. He was once a great baseball player in the Negro Leagues, but he was too old to join the Major Leagues...