Interesting Facts About The

Trucking Industry

IN AMERICA

Transportation Industry-

80%

of all cargo is transported by trucks

8%

by air

6%

by pipeline

4%

by rail

2%

by water

-Trucking Industry

Freight revenue is forecast to grow 75% by 2026

$726B

annual trucking industry revenue

1.3m

trucking companies

46%

is private

carriage

(e.g. Walmart, Amazon)

54%

is for-hire 

trucking

top 5

trucking companies
by revenues

  • $29.8B UPS
  • $19.8B FedEx
  • $6.2B J.B. HUNT
  • $48.B YRC
  • $4.2B SWIFT

Fact:

90% of trucking companies operate fewer than 6 trucks.

Truck drivers-

7.1m

people are employed by the trucking industry

(6% of the U.S. working population)

3.5m

of those are

truck drivers

1.6m

are heavy-duty

truck drivers

 

Truck driver is the most hazardous job out there!

The average age of a truck

driver is 49

The average pay is $40,260 annually.

 

Truck drivers work 70 hours in an 8-daywork week before getting a day off

Versus 47 hours per week for an average American.

 

-Trucking Facts

Truck driver log

432B

miles annually!

That’s enough miles

to travel to Pluto

and back nearly

25 times!

54B

gallons of fuel

is used per year

Truck driver is the most common occupation in 29 states.

$143B

is spend on fuel

A long haul truck driver logs over 100,000 miles annually, which is almost 4 times the length of the equator.

Sources

United States Department of Transportation

American Trucking Associations

Logistics Management

The Journal of Commerce

 

 

Truckerinfo.com

Truckerpath.com

CNN Money

Stephens Research