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American Truckers - Crazy Facts You Should Know

AMERICAN TRUCKERS Did you know that Trucking achieved national attention during the 1960s and 70s, when songs and movies about truck driving were major hits. Here're some more interesting facts about American Truckers! BIG FAMILY There are about 15.5 million commercial trucks in the United States. If U. S. trucks stacked end to end, they would exactly reach the moon. (240,000 mi) TYPICAL U.S. TRUCK DRIVER IS: TRUCK DRIVER DEMOGRAPHICS Age: 33 years There are >3,5 million truck drivers in U.S. Gender: Male Home state: Florida Of that 1 in 9 are independent Drives: 105,000 miles/year TRUCK DRIVERS AVERAGE YEARLY INCOME The income for a Truck driver in the U.S. is increasing continously. MUST HAVE MOVIES FOR TRUCK LOVERS 2009 $35,000 DUEL (movie from Spielberg - 1971) SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT 2013 $55,000 (movie with Burt Reynolds - 1977) BREAKER! BREAKER! (movie with Chuck Norris - 1977) CONVOY (movie with Kris Kristofferson- 1978) BLACK DOG (movie with Patrick Swayze - 1998) FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM IN U.S. TRANSPORTATION IN 19.4% other THE UNITED STATES IS 0.5% ...... Air FACILITATED BY ROAD, 39.5% Rail AIR, RAIL, AND WATER NETWORKS. 12% Water 28.6% Truck TOP TRUCK MANUFACTURERS NEW VEHICLE AVERAGE COST (UNITS PRODUCED ANNUALLY) 453,379 CAB $80,000 - $180,000 ISUZU DAIMLER 306,903 TRAILER $30,000 - $80,000 PACCAR 140,400 SEDAN $30,000 100,000 VOLVO VS. TRUCKS CARS ENGINES: TRUCK ENGINES TYPICALLY 6 TIMES LARGER THAN CAR ENGINES LENGHT OF TIME NEEDED TO STOP: TRUCKS NEED 40% MORE TIME TO STOP THAN CARS. HORSEPOWER: 400-600 HORSEPOWER 100-200 HORSEPOWER ENGINE DESIGNED TO GO: 1,000,000 MILES 200,000 MILES 1000000 QUANTITY OF OIL: 15 1.25 GALLONS OF OIL GALLONS OF OIL TOP TRANSPORTED GOODS ELECTRICAL TRUCKS IN ACCIDENTS CLOTHING MACHINERY THERE ARE 500,000+ TRUCK ACCIDENTS IN EVERY YEAR COMMERCIAL TRUCKS ARE INVOLVEDI 2.4% OF ALL CAR ACCIDENTS. 84% OF THESI FOOD FURNITURE ACCIDENTS ARE NOT THE TRUCK DRIVER'S FAULT. FUEL CONSUMPTION US 2012 THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY ACCOUNTS FOR 12.8% OF ALL THE FUEL PURCHASED IN THE UNITED STATES. COMMERCIAL TRUCKS CONSUME ANNUALLY ABOUT 50 BILLION GALLONS OF DIESEL FUEL AND GASOLINE. TOP TRUCKING COMPANIES FedEx FEDEX FREIGHT $4,710 Conway CON-WAY FREIGHT $3,197 YRC $3,183 YRC FREIGHT ├║ps UPS FREIGHT $2,299 OLD DOMINION FREIGHT LINE $1,732 (2011 revenues in $ million) FAMOUS TRUCK RECORDS THE BIGGEST The Caterpillar 797 is a series of off-highway, ultra class, two-axle, mechanical powertrain haul trucks developed and manufactured in the United States by Caterpillar, Inc., specifically for high production mining and heavy-duty construction applications world-wide. The current, third-generation model, the /97F, offers one of the largest haul truck payload capacities in the world, up to 400 short tons (363 t) and is the world's largest, highest payload capacity, mechanical drive haul truck. THE LONGEST On February 18, 2006, an Australian built Mack truck with 112 semi-trailers, 1,300 t1.279 long tons; 1,433 short tons) and 4,836 ft 11 in long, pulled the load 328 feet to recapture the record for the longest road train. THE FASTEST Hawaiian eagle -fire truck, and also the fastest vehicle on the planet, which managed to develop a speed of 406 miles/h.The car was bought by American Shannon Seidel in 1995- it was a fire car in 1941 released by Ford. Shannon tuned the car while working in a garage fire department of Hawaii and by 1998 the car was ready. The reconstruction and revision of the machine took more than 3 years. STRUCKERTRUCKER.cOF Sources E FACEBOOK.COM/TRUCKER2TRUCKER http://en.wikipedia.org'wiki/Caterpillar_797 http://en.wikipedia.org'wiki/Road_tain TWITTER.COM/SEMITRUCKS http://worldrecs.netthe-fastesberuck-in-the-world.html .................. Created by www.mandloys.com www.TRUCKERTOTRUCKER.COM

American Truckers - Crazy Facts You Should Know

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Ever wondered about how big the American trucking industry really is? Here are some interesting facts about trucking in the United States. Currently, you can find over 15.5 million trucks being operat...

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