After the first half of 2010 with a reduced working week for blue and white collar workers, the second half of the year brought a dramatic change. A gradual, steady increase in the order intake meant that by the summer, Renault Trucks was back in full production; however, the recovery was modest, slow and fragile. In view of the weak demand, focus was placed on the continued reduction of costs.
Renault Trucks retained its permanent employees with the assistance of government measures that permitted a reduced working week with lay-off pay. These measures enabled the company to retain its workforce pending the expected upturn, and were ended during the summer of 2010.