A 2019 report concluded that when the economy is headed southward, the freight industry will be the first affected. The trucking industry, in particular, entered a recession two years earlier than the rest of the country eventually did in 2008.
With the recent unfolding coronavirus panic, the trucking industry has again been hit hard.
Here are 17 truckers discussing how the situation has affected them.
1. “If all the truck drivers just stop, the whole country is going to be stopped.”
“I heard on the news that everything was shutting down, the truck drivers can’t get any food, you can’t get a shower certain places because they are closing everything down, but we’re the ones out here delivering all the good and we can’t be treated any better than this? That’s not cool. Nothing is moving. So if all the truck drivers just stop, the whole…