SINGAPORE (May 11): The shipping industry was going through a downturn and shipping lines were consolidating in favour of mega vessels.

When one vessel came in, truckers would have to transport so much goods that they would even need to rope in other truckers. But when a job was finished and the truck companies were waiting for another shipment to arrive, they found themselves stuck with too many trucks.

With stiff competition, business for these truckers were made even more difficult.

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