Did you know the trucking sector dominates the commercial transportation industry by 83.7%? Truckers are such a huge and vital part of our economy, and these stats prove it!

  • The trucking industry is expected to grow by 21% over the next 10 years

  • The trucking industry collects $650 billion in annual revenue, which is 5% of America’s GDP

  • The top 5 tractor-trailer registrations are in Florida, Texas, California, Alabama and Georgia

  • There are 761,850 registered tractor-trailer drivers and 49,920 registered light truck and delivery drivers

  • The annual expenditure in driver earnings equals to $30,660,552,900

  • The value of shipped goods equals $139,463,000,000 per year, $382,090,411 per day, and $4,422 per second

  • 3,000,000 class 8 trucks (18 wheelers) are registered in the US

  • There are 54,000,000 individual truck tires on the road, equaling5,400,000,000 pounds of rubber

  • Truckers cover 93,512,000,000 highway miles each year, 256,197,260 per day, and 2,965 per second, equaling 3,755,351 times around earth

  • Long haul trucks can typically carry 300 gallons of diesel fuel

  • It would take 44 hours and 347 gallons of fuel to travel from Los Angeles to New York City

  • At an average speed of 55 MPH, a single class 8 trailer uses 6.8 gallons of fuel per hour

  • 52,300,000,000 gallons of diesel fuel are used per year

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