Recession 2008-2009

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by ronjeremyjr, May 29, 2020.

  1. ronjeremyjr

    ronjeremyjr Light Load Member

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    During the last recession 2008-2009 which we still have not fully recovered from imo I read on here freight was rather bad. How was it compared to this pandemic? worse equal. I wasn’t driving trucks back then I stated 2 years ago. Like most drivers I had better miles before all this bs.
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    I was driving during that recession and the recession didn't affect me at all or the company I drove for.
    The reason is, we pulled refrigerated freight and specialized in food.
    Food and medicine have to keep moving.
     
  4. Oor

    Oor Road Train Member

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    This one is worse because everything closed.

    Last one was largely a banking crisis.
     
  5. Accidental Trucker

    Accidental Trucker Road Train Member

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    but not at the same rate..... Short term, company drivers are mostly unaffected. Long term, some companies will close, affecting drivers.
     
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  6. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    We recovered from the last one 3 years ago. When blondie took over.

    He's done the best job ever. According to him.

    And he did it with only 200% inflation.

    You can't compare this recession to the last one. The 2 aren't even on the same page.

    But I'll say this. Local jobs and wages went to crap. Otr freight was still paying a living.

    Back then.
     
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  7. Long FLD

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    2008 I was a company driver pulling flatbed. We had about 15 trucks and I think we had a 7 month stretch where at least one truck was sitting for a day somewhere out on the road during the week. But we were still working and we’re still getting home for the weekend.

    Current: We were still fairly busy in mid-April when I parked my truck. Everyone says it’s still pretty steady.
     
  8. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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    Who is everyone? Lol I have been sitting at home for two months
     
  9. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Recession???

    I need 3 more trucks.
     
  10. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    The guys I work with? I’ve been parked since mid-April taking care of things and keeping tabs on a house remodeling project, I had to line up a buddy of mine to pull my trailer just to keep loads covered so I could be off.
     
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  11. dwells40

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    I just past my two months mark, all I need is a hazmat! I'll be trying to come work for you!

    Ps I went to Schneider since you love them so much!
     
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