Thousands of Truck Drivers Have Lost Their Jobs This Year in the Trucking ‘Bloodbath.’ Here’s What’s Behind the Slowdown in the $800 Billion Industry

Carl Fleming has been a truck driver since 1977. But, like many truck drivers, he says 2019 has been especially rough for him.

Fleming is an owner-operator, or a truck driver who owns his truck and works on a freelance basis. He said he’d made $20,000 less this year compared with the same point last year.

“My fuel costs have not gone down, nor my insurance costs,” Fleming told Business Insider. “A lot of small owner-operators have thrown in the towel so to speak or have lost everything they own.”…[READ MORE]

Source: Thousands of Truck Drivers Have Lost Their Jobs This Year in the Trucking ‘Bloodbath.’ Here’s What’s Behind the Slowdown in the $800 Billion Industry | businessinsider.com

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