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Fun Facts About the Trucking Industry (updated)

Updated: Aug 18, 2020

The trucking industry is a staple of the United States and world economy. Because of trucking's incredible size and scope, there are some amazing facts and stats that may surprise you. O.T. Delivery Systems has compiled a list of the most impressive trucking industry facts and will continue to list new facts in this post over time for both your enjoyment and education.

Trucking Fun Fact #001

Did you know the average professional long-haul trucker logs more than 100,000 miles per year? For comparison, the average US motorist drives about 13,500 during the same period.

Source: Business Insider

Trucking Fun Fact #002

In 2018, trucks moved 11.49 billion tons of freight.

Trucking Fun Fact #003

There are an estimated 15.5 million trucks currently operating in the United States. Of this figure 2 million are tractor trailers.

#Trucking Fun Fact #004

Trucks move more than 70% of all goods transported around the #UnitedStates.

Source: Business Insider

#Trucking Fun Fact #005

As of 2018, there were 234,234 professional female truck drivers on the road. This number is up 68% since 2010 mostly due to equal pay opportunities and demand for drivers.


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