So at the weekend I was chatting to Someone Who Knows, & apparently ... the mass lay-off of commercial pilots has resulted in significant numbers of them becoming long-distance truckers. (a) They have the skills! (b) they are totally reliable; (c) they can deal with complex away-from-home schedules.
And they make decent money trucking. What's not to like? Not as if there will be many flying hours for them any time soon.
(Of course, how long they can hack it without hot and cold running stewardesses is another matter. Yes, I've known some pilots. Still, some of those cabs have proper beds ...)