By Amy Bounds | USA, Washington (AP) The workday at the Tacoma, Washington, service truck factory was quiet, save for the constant buzzing of the crane’s spinning motor.
Workers are often busy with other tasks, like picking up trash, but they’re still busy during the long hours of the day, like this week.
Workers pick up trash from the dumpster and then carry it to a trailer, where it is loaded onto the truck and driven off to a service center where workers assemble and repair the trucks.
A crane, a big rig that can lift up to 8,000 tons of material, can be a big job.
In Tacoma, workers put up the crane and work on the trucks until a few hours after sunrise, when they move on to the next job.
At that point, the workers start to think about the next day, but the next task, the next shift, the rest of the season, the months ahead.
They’re in the dark.
It’s a lot of thinking and thinking and planning.
Workers have to know how the work will end up going, so they have to make decisions based on what they think will be best for the company.
This is what it means to be in the service industry.
I think of my colleagues as a family.
I remember thinking, This is the way we make a living, and I know this is the same way my father and grandfather worked in the trucking industry, too.
When the Tacoma trucking factory shut down, the Tacoma area’s trucking and trucking-related industries saw an exodus of workers and companies.
The loss of jobs created a shortage of workers.
Now, as the economy is in the middle of a recovery, many workers are looking for new work, with the hopes that it will lead to more money.
But even though some of the new workers are young and inexperienced, they often have the same concerns as the older workers who left.
They know they will have to work longer hours and spend more time with their families.
What they also know is that, while the economy has gotten better, the industry is still struggling to find new jobs.
For many trucking workers, the last thing they want is to lose their jobs, and they want to be able to work.
“They don’t want to lose anything,” said Bob DeWalt, a former truck driver who worked in Tacoma from 1984 to 1991.
“But they know they’re not going to get paid well.”
The Tacoma Trucking Company employs about 1,200 people in Tacoma, a city of just under 2 million people that was once a boomtown, a place that had its heyday when it had a boom in tourism and saw a rapid rise in auto and truck sales.
The Tacoma area grew by about 11,000 people from 1980 to 2000, and then fell to just over 3,000 in 2000.
The trucking sector was booming in Tacoma and elsewhere, but it was dying in the face of the recession.
In 2006, the city of Tacoma saw its unemployment rate go from about 3 percent to about 3.6 percent, and the city’s unemployment rate went from 9.4 percent to 9.7 percent.
The unemployment rate in the Tacoma region dropped to about 8 percent in 2009, when the recession began.
But the recession was still in full swing and Tacoma’s unemployment remained high.
Workers say the downturn in the economy didn’t just hit the truck industry, it hit their entire job market.
Some trucking companies closed, and others, like the Tacoma Truck Company, closed at a time when other industries were hiring and saw unemployment rise.
Workers in the industry, which has been around for 50 years, say they are being hit harder than anyone else.
They say the recession hit their paychecks, but that’s about it.
Some of the jobs that were lost were at service companies that are often a key part of the industry.
In recent years, more trucking service companies have shut down.
They are a vital part of our economy.
Many of those companies have been struggling.
One of them, the company that employs DeWelt, is in a recession, too, and said the company has cut nearly 30 percent of its workforce.
The company says that the economic downturn has affected some of its service businesses, but there’s no way to know for sure.
But there are other reasons why trucking drivers might be looking for a different type of work, including a lack of work.
Workers can make less money than they did before the recession because of the downturn, and there’s less of an economy to support the workers.
A recent study by the Economic Policy Institute showed that while trucking has been losing jobs, there have been other reasons to cut back on the jobs people do.
Trucking is not just a trucking job, it’s a job for everybody. And