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Fun Facts about Trucks and Trucking

  • A typical car uses about 500 gallons of gas per year. Compare that to the approximate 20,500 gallons used by trucks.

  • Clothes, food, furnishings and electric and machine equipment are most of the items carried by trucks.

  • Commercial trucking companies who do research on various coverage plans are more likely to secure comprehensively tailored insurance policies.

  • Trucking companies collectively earn $650 billion per year – equivalent to five percent of the national Gross Domestic Product.

  • Over the coming decade, the trucking industry is expected to expand by twenty-one percent!

  • There are 3.5 million truck drivers in the US, of which 200,0000 are women.

  • Failure to remin within road lanes is the prime cause of truck collisions.

  • Frequent truck driving blunders include driving excessively fast for road conditions, driving with brakes that do not work properly, and truck driver drowsiness.

  • Most trucking firms are small business enterprises.

  • Emissions from sixty trucks in 2016 = exhaust emissions of a singular truck in 1988!

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Summary: Trucking is an ever widening industry in the US. But there is so much more to this form of freight transportation. Read these intriguing facts on the topic brought to you by PRIME Insurance Agency.


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