This is an important week. Sept. 9-15 is officially National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, and we get to celebrate the 3.5 million truck drivers in America that keep this economy motoring!
Did you know a long-haul trucker drives an average of 100,000 miles a year?
We should really be celebrating you EVERY week because we wouldn’t be ANYWHERE if it weren’t for all of you out there on the road.
Truck drivers keep America moving!
Check out some interesting facts about transportation and the impact trucking has throughout America.
The American Trucking Association reports:
- Trucking revenue hit a record $726.4 billion in 2016.
- About 71% of freight (by weight) is transported by trucks.
- There are currently about 15.5 million trucks in operation. 3.68 million are Class 8 trucks.
- In 2016, 54.3 billion gallons of fuel was consumed by trucks.
- Registered trucks traveled 450.4 billion miles in 2015.
The Federal Highway Association reports:
- There are 4.12 million miles of road in the U.S.
- The U.S. built an average of 13,788 miles of new roads each year from 2000 to 2013.
Our way of life would look very different without the men and women working to deliver the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the medical supplies we need, everything we buy from Amazon, and more.
On behalf of the entire Truckstop.com team, THANK YOU to the people who keep our economy moving.
Use #ThankATrucker to thank a trucker today.
We ♥ truckers!
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