Trucks are responsible for the majority of freight movement over land. Almost every business, regardless of industry or size, relies on trucks in some way.
In 2006, trucking collected, on average, 83.8 cents of every dollar spent on freight transportation in the U.S. During that year, the $645.6 billion trucking industry hauled 10.7 billion tons of the nation’s freight.
Trucking also serves as a vital transportation link for international products, which must be moved many times between port and final destination. What’s more, trucks play a vital role in the considerable amount of trade flowing over the Canadian and Mexican borders.