Trucking is a complex industry and there’s much more to it than meets the eye. We’ve compiled a list of the most interesting facts about the trucking industry to help you learn more about it.
Truck driving is the most common profession in 29 states in the U.S.
The average age of a commercial truck driver in the U.S. is 55 years old.
Only 4.9% of drivers are between the ages of 20-24.
Semitrucks need the entire length of a football field to come to a complete stop.
The trucking industry needs to hire almost 900,000 more drivers to meet rising demands.
The average 18-wheeler gets 5.9 miles per gallon.
The average small business semitruck driver can cover more than 125,000 miles per year.
The average semi engine will go approximately 1 million miles.
Semitrailers are generally about 53 feet long, minus the cab.
More than 80 percent of American communities depend solely on truck drivers to deliver goods and services.
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