5 Fun Facts about the U.S. Trucking Industry

As a seasoned truck driver, you may think you know everything about the trucking industry. However, don’t be too confident. Here are 5 fun facts you may not have known about the U.S. Trucking Industry.

5 Fun Trucking Facts

  • 1 out of every 14 jobs in the U.S. is created or directly affected by the trucking industry
  • The U.S. trucking industry comes about 50 billion gallons of gasoline every year. This is nearly 13 percent of the country’s total fuel consumption
  • Trucks need 40 percent more time to stop than cars
  • It would take 60 of today’s clean-diesel truck to generate the exhaust emissions of one truck from 1988
  • Charles Frehauf invented the first tractor-trailer in 1914, when a customer wanted a vehicle that could haul a boat