Originally Posted by purplepassionpit
So many here paint an ugly picture on the trucking industry even before recession hit. Isn't there anything good about the trucking industry?New drivers only ask for alittle advice and most of you give them nothing but negative feedback.Surely you can find something possitive to say can't you? It's not just the trucking industry there is good and bad in ALL JOBS. You all find nothing good about the trucking industry.You're not going to find that perfect job.Do you think the trucking industry is the only one that's hurting right now?Well you better think again my friend.So instead of scareing the new drivers why not be more friendly to them.It does anger me when I read what the new drivers have to say then the replies they get is UNCALLED FOR.That's why I say what I do on their behalf.You all were once knew and don't tell me you were'nt.So then why condem them for wanting to pursue their dream?If you don't have anything nice to say then don't reply to their thread.
Pollyanna....sorry to say adults share a lot of information that isn't pleasant to hear. You can complain to your hearts content but you won't change a darn thing, and you help no one when you suggest that sharing that information is negative. The trucking industry has problems and that has been true for sometime, talking about what has been and what is in realistic terms is exactly what's called for. Just my .02.
With peak oil, global warming and the fact that our country is bankrupt I personally don't see us getting back to business as usual any time soon...I'm talking years.
As you pointed out we have been living on credit in an artificial balloon and we were warned. We (collective we) didn't listen and our financial system was manipulated, unregulated and built on borrowed/non-existent money. Now we (and our children and grandchildren) get to pay the piper.
How we do that involves changing how we do things.
I agree that those in the know aren't telling us how bad it is...they don't want to scare folks more than they already are. However, at the risk of joining you (you're such a downer!) it's bad and it's serious.