*Credit crunch cutting all types of truck shipments *Soaring turnover, $5,000 signing bonuses disappear *Companies using crunch to "upgrade" driver base By Nick Carey DETROIT, March 31 (Reuters) - If you think now is a good time to try your hand as a U.S. truck driver with steady pay and a life on the open road, think again. The U.S. recession has turned a serious shortage of drivers into a surplus virtually overnight. Disappearing credit has hurt production and shipments of goods ...
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