If you’re in the trucking industry, know someone who is, or just enjoy learning new facts.
We have you covered. Impress your non-trucking friends with all you know about your industry, or if your spouse is a trucker surprise them by teaching them something new. Whatever your motive is there is a truck industry fun fact that you can use.
The world’s longest semi truck is the Red Giant.
The Red Giant is 93 feet and has been traveling the roadways for almost 40 years.
Semi trucks need about 40% more time than cars need, to stop.
Rear end collisions and under ride incidents are usually the result of truckers not having enough time to stop.
The fastest industry truck is the Iron Knight by Volvo.
The Iron Knight has set records with its 500 meters run in 13.710 seconds.
Around 70% of all goods in the U.S. are delivered by semi trucks.
The largest commodities transported are agricultural and building materials.
The United States has nearly 3.5 million truck drivers.
Professional truck driving is a popular profession, despite its requirements of tailoring the lives of those professionals completely.
Professional truck drivers across America drive more than 400 billion miles per year.
According to American Trucking Associations (ATA), it is estimated that the trucking industry hauls more than 10 billion tons of freight annually.
The engines of semi-trucks are typically 6 times larger than car engines.
Truck engines are also designed to go 1,000,000 miles.
There is an average of 500,000 truck accidents every year.
Sixty-eight percent of all fatal truck accidents happened not in cities, but in rural regions.
Commercial trucks consume annually about 50 billion gallons of diesel fuel and gasoline.
With commercial trucks they typically all have diesel engines and they can reach 40% efficiency or more, making it much easier to move and not exude more fuel.
There are about 15.5 million commercial trucks in the U.S.
If they all lined up bumper to bumper, they would reach right to the moon. Of those operating semi trucks 1/3 of them are registered in California, Florida, and Texas.