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A Hidden Giant: The US Trucking Industry by the Numbers

Have you ever wondered how you are able to eat fresh produce during a brutal northeastern winter, Pacific Northwest salmon at a A HIDDEN GIANT landlocked restaurant in the Midwest, or purchase a Christmas tree in a warmer climate such as Texas? It is likely that the trucking industry played a large role in making those things possible. HERE IS A SNAPSHOT INTO JUST HOW LARGE THE INDUSTRY REALLY IS: THE AMERICAN TRUCKING INDUSTRY BY THE NUMBERS THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY COMMERCIAL TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY The trucking industry: collects pays and is expected to grow $650 $35 21% 1.4% WATER The trucking sector 1.5% RAIL INTERMODAL dominates the commercial transportation industry with 83.7% REVENUE OF THE 3.2% AIR BILLION BILLION over the next 4.6% PIPELINE in annual revenue which is 5% of 10 years. in Federal, State and Highway Use Taxes per year. America's GDP. 5.6% RAIL 83.7% TRUCK 100% MOTEL NO VACANCY TRUCK DRIVER EARNINGS - TOP 5 TRACTOR TRAILER REGISTRATIONS BY STATE 1-FLORIDA 761,850 49,920 LIGHT TRUCK AND TRACTOR-TRAILER 2-TEXAS DRIVERS DELIVERY DRIVERS earned an average mean salary of 3-CALIFORNIA $37,770 4-ALABAMA an annual expenditure in driver earnings of 5-GEORGIA $30,660,552,900 EAT HERE WHAT IS BEING SHIPPED? Coal and Petroleum Products New Furniture and Misc. Manufactured Products Grains, Alcohol and Tobacco Used Office Furniture and Office Goods Agricultural Items and Fish Products FROM CARS TO COAL TO FURNITURE, we rely on the trucking industry to ship tons of goods, including: Stone, Nonmetallic, and Metallic Ores Wood, Textiles, and Leathers Motorized Vehicles and Precision Instruments Base Metal and Machinery 66 MORE FACTS TOTAL DISTANCE TRAVELED Total distance traveled in highway miles at an average 3 MILLION = te. of 7MPG: 366,100,000,000 per year 1,003,013,699 per day 11,609 per second 54 million individual truck tires; totaling 5,400,000,000 pounds of rubber. class 8 (18 Wheeler) trucks are registered in the U.S Which averages 14.7 MILLION Long haul trucks can typically carry 300 gallons of diesel fuel and travel 7 miles on a single gallon. TIMES AROUND EARTH N.Y.C. 766,220 ROUND TRIPS TO THE MOON GALLONS OF FUEL to travel from LA. to NY ---- RS ---- Id take 43 HOURS It would ----- and 390 ---- LA. Have some interesting stats or information about the trucking industry? 152,300,000,000 At an average speed of 65 MPH, a single class 8 tractor trailer uses 9.3 gallons of fuel per hour. Join the conversation on twitter with GALLONS PER YEAR the hashtag #shiphappens diesel fuel used by the industry FUEL SHip SOURCES:

A Hidden Giant: The US Trucking Industry by the Numbers

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The trucking industry collects $650 billion in annual revenue (5% of America's GDP) pays $35 billion in federal state and highway use taxes per year, and is expected to grow 21% over the next 10 years...




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