Trucking has been the craziest I have ever seen since I have been driving. This is way different than the recession in 2008, that is for sure. It just got slow all over for that. Now, people are either running like crazy or being laid off. I know that a number of you have sent me messages to that effect. Right now food is mainly the thing to do, also other essential supplies but that is about to change. There are auto haulers and flatbedders and movers that are going power only or even renting a van to get into what seems to be a great market. The problem comes when these people flood the market with more trucks, the rates go down and less loads to go around. The good days that some drivers are right now experiencing are weeks away from slowing down. I'm not trying to be Debbie Downer on this, get the good times while you can. The future is bright for trucking as people always need to eat no matter if they are making any money or not. Haul that and you won't go without a job. Niche haulers are having the hardest time of it right now. Even if you have only been thinking about getting into the trucking industry, now is a good time. Well, as soon as truck schools open back up is a good time. Some companies are still doing training so if you are willing to risk it get going. Insist on your own room no matter what. With so many people there will always be a need for trucking. The road may be bumpy now but keep going, it get smoother the farther ahead we go.
See you on the road!
Hi! Welcome. I'm Mark and I've been a professional truck driver for over 33 years, the last 19 years at the same company. It is time that drivers got paid for every minute that we work and we are treated like the licensed professionals we are.