20 Sep 2016
On August 4, 2016 the American Trucking Associations (ATA) released the newest edition of the only existing trucking almanac–ATA American Trucking Trends 2016. The report concluded that there was positive growth in employment, number of drivers, trucking revenue and truck sales in 2015.
According to the ATA report, trucking accounted for $726.4 billion in gross freight revenue (81.5% of the nation’s freight in 2015); trucks hauled 10.49 tons of freight (70.1% of domestic freight tonnage); and 3.63 million Class 8 trucks in operation. These significant figures verify the necessity of truck drivers and companies to keep driving the economy. “While the first half of 2016 has been challenging for the industry, trucking is coming off two very strong years and we are optimistic about the future,” stated ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello.
You can find more information about Trends at trucking.org.