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4 Shocking Statistics About Truck Driving

While you might use the highways to drive to and from work every day, to many hard working Americans, the highway is where they work! Professional truck drivers work hard every day to deliver goods to and from specific locations. The transportation industry is an exciting place, and with a Class A Commercial Driver’s License from United Truck Driving School, you can be on the road to success in no time. 

Check out these 4 awesome statistics about truck driving!

The Industry is Growing

We rely on truck drivers to deliver everything — from clothing, to food, to parts and equipment, and beyond. As our economy continues to grow, so will this industry. In fact, according to uShip, the trucking industry is expected to grow 21% over the next 10 years. As of May 2014, the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics also reported that there are 1,625,290 individuals employed as professional truck drivers. 

If you are interested in joining this thriving industry, contact United Truck Driving School today to learn more about our 18-day Class A Commercial Driver’s License course.

We Rely on Truck Drivers for Almost Everything

When you shop around at a grocery store, a clothing outlet, or another type of shop, take a step back and think about how those items were brought to the store. There is a significant chance that it was via a truck driver! Truck drivers can transport almost anything, with common items including:

  • New Furniture
  • Office Furniture
  • Food and Beverages
  • Vehicles
  • Clothing
  • Wood, Textiles and Leathers
  • Machinery
  • And So Much More

In fact, 82% of goods were transported by a truck driver at some point in their shipping cycle!

The list of items transported by truck drivers could go on forever. The next time you’re in a store, look around and remember who transported those items!

Truck Drivers Travel How Far?

So far (and the number is always growing) truck drivers have driven a combined distance of approximately 93,512,000,000 miles per year. That is the equivalent of 195,713 trips to the moon and back! 

15.5 Million Commercial Trucks in the USA Alone

With that many trucks in operation, and over 1.2 million trucking companies actively hiring new drivers, the trucking industry is one you’ll want to join as soon as possible! Of course, you need to go through the proper training first. The first step is to obtain your Class A CDL from a trusted truck driving school.

At United Truck Driving School, we offer our 18-day truck driving course in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and our new location in Hickory Flat, Mississippi. You’ll learn everything you need to know to get on the road to success — from truck driving rules to operating an 18-wheeler.

Learn more about becoming a professional truck driver by contacting United Truck Driving School for more information today!