Shipping Fun Facts

Did you know??


  • The trucking industry logs in a year an estimated 432.9 billion miles – enough to circle the world 17 million times!


  • 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)


  • The trucking industry is responsible for the transportation of 9.2 billion tons of freight, which is 67% of the total tonnage shipped in the U.S. every year! Without the trucking industry, how would we survive?!


  • Simply put; without trucks – America stops. To move 9.2 billion tons of freight annually requires nearly 3 million heavy-duty Class 8 trucks and over 3 million truck drivers. It also takes over 37 billion gallons of diesel fuel to move all of that freight. Wow! That’s an awful lot involved.


  • There are 6.8 million people employed throughout the economy in jobs that relate to trucking activity in 2010, excluding the self-employed! Makes you feel like you’re a part of something bigger, doesn’t it?

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