7 Trucking Industry Facts You May Not Know About

Heavy Trucks, On the Road | September 1, 2020

Since the invention of semi-trailers back in 1898 in the city of Cleveland, OH, the trucking industry has most certainly become one of the most demanding and important jobs in America. As a matter of fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates there are around 1 million professionals classified as light delivery or heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers.

Check out these industry facts.

  • Trucking moves 71% of all the freight in America, and nearly 6% of all the full-time jobs in the country are in the trucking industry.
  • 39% of the nation’s truck drivers are minorities
  • Research by Freightwaves found that women now make up 10% of the driving population.
  • Save Money. Live better. Walmart runs one of the largest staff of truckers in the country with approximately 8,600 drivers who earn close to $90,000/ year according to a CBS News story.

The trucking industry is most certainly one of the most interesting industries in the world. It’s diverse, it moves our country, and it pays well. Being a truck driver is a privilege, a privilege that all truckers should be proud of. 

And to all the truckers out there, we know your rig is one of your most precious things. If you find you need a replacement part or have a hard-to-find piece for your truck, let us know, and we would be happy to help you get back on the road safely. Click here to contact us.