Watching TV at 5am this-morning getting ready for work. On a local channel that gives the tv programing (tv guide) they have banner ads. Anyhow noticed another trucking company advertising. A new kid on the block trying to make it in the gravel truck business. Everybody and their dog has a gravel truck and think they are going to strike it rich Doesn't anybody realize there is more trucks than there is work. The area has about 29,000 people. You can safely say only 1/8th of the population only needs a service of a dump truck. I was talking to a friend that owns a trucking company but not a dump truck he said right now with the price of fuel being so high its cheaper to keep the trucks parked. I bet you there is 100 trucks maybe more. Four years ago there were 50 less gravel trucks on the road. These guys gotta be starving to death the work is drying up. The house and property sales have slowed down so the developers are not spending any money. These developers already have millions invested and no return they can only spend so much. The developers where spending tons of money trying to get their developements in and try get into the hot realestate market. Well the realestate market isn't so hot anymore it is luke warm. The spending frenzie where money was no object just do it is no longer. Why do guys think they are going to strike it rich in a already flooded market ? I'am glad I never bought a dump truck I would be like the others fighting for the same jobs. I'am also glad I won't be the one having the bank repossesing the truck Even for the excavation contractors its gotta be getting tough. You can't even niche market if there is no money being spent.