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10 Interesting Trucking Facts

10 Trucking Facts

Trucking facts you might not know. Here are ten of them about the trucking industry to help you understand trucking better.

1. Truck drivers are three times less likely to be involved in a traffic accident as compared to car drivers.

2. Truckers who drive 65 miles per hour use 27 percent less fuel versus those who travel at 75 miles per hour.

3. Isuzu manufactures more than 450,000 commercial trucks each year. However, Daimler has the highest revenue for commercial vehicles, according to a 2015 report.

4. Directly and indirectly, the trucking industry employs more than 8 million people in the U.S.

Truck 50

Truck 50

5. Most over-the-road truckers average 100,000 to 110,000 miles a year; This is equal to traveling around earth nearly four times!

6. Trucking is the primary mode of freight transportation in the U.S.; As a result, they move thousands of tons of freight each year.

7. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay program raises awareness about the need to improve transportation sustainability, hence helping to achieve significant emissions reductions from freight transportation.

8. Truck engines are designed to travel 1 million miles before retirement, while car engines are typically designed to run for 200,000 miles.

9. More than $1 out of every $10 produced in the U.S. GDP is related to the transportation industry.

10. The first motorized truck in history was built in 1896 by German manufacturer Gottlieb Daimler. Click here to check out Werner Service and Trucking’s history!

Information sources used: FueLoyalStatistaBoulet Freight ManagementForbesGo CapitalBureau of Transportation Statistics.

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