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How big is the trucking industry?

The trucking companies, warehouses and private sector in the U.S. employ an estimated 8.9 million people employed in trucking-related jobs; nearly 3.5 million were truck drivers. Of this figure UPS employs 60,000 workers and 9% are owner operators. LTL shippers account for around 13.6 percent of America’s trucking sector.

How many trucks operate in the U.S.?

Estimates of 15.5 million trucks operate in the U.S.. Of this figure 2 million are tractor trailers.

How many truckers are there?

It is estimated that there are over 3.5 million truck drivers in the U.S. Of that one in nine are independent, a majority of which are owner operators. Canada has in excess of 250,000 truck drivers.

How many trucking companies are there in the U.S.?

Estimates of 1.2 million companies in the U.S. Of that figure 97% operate 20 or fewer while 90% operate 6 or fewer trucks.

How many miles does the transportation industry transports good in a year?

In 2006 the transportation industry logged 432.9 billion miles. Class 8 trucks accounted for 139.3 billion of those miles, up from 130.5 billion in 2005.

What is the volume of goods transported by the trucking industry?

The United States economy depends on trucks to deliver nearly 70 percent of all freight transported annually in the U.S., accounting for $671 billion worth of manufactured and retail goods transported by truck in the U.S. alone. Add $295 billion in truck trade with Canada and $195.6 billion in truck trade with Mexico .

And, most importantly…Where can I find a company that will fit MY transportation needs?

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