This week, America is taking time to honor all professional truck drivers for their hard work and commitment to one of our economy’s most demanding and important jobs.
To illustrate this point, here are 4 fun facts and statistics to demonstrate just how crucial truck drivers are to daily life in our country:
- The trucking industry makes up about 5% of America’s GDP
- Truck drivers log 432 billion miles annually, which is enough distance to travel to Pluto and back 25 times
- “Truck driver” is the most common occupation among 29 states in America
- Trucks carry more than 80% of cargo weight in the United States
Truck drivers, we appreciate your business and continue to do Whatever It Takes® to keep you operating at maximum capacity!