Fun trucking is a real thing!
In the trucking industry, there are so many fun facts. Even though it is a serious job there are many fun trucking moments to spice up the long driving hours. Truckers are a great group of people performing a very important service for the society. Some industry facts are thought-provoking, others are really funny and some are simply cool.
You might ask yourself how many trucks does the U.S. have? Or, how much fuel do truckers really consume? What’s the longest truck ever? How about the fastest?
We answer all these and more down below! So, just keep reading!
We can start now with the fun trucking facts! So, how many trucks does the United States really have?
The number of trucks that operate in the United States alone is estimated to roughly 15.5 million trucks. The LTL shippers take around 13.6 percent only. From those 15.5 million trucks, 2 million are tractor trailers.
But, how about drivers? Well, their number is estimated to over 3.5 million truck drivers in the United States only. And, from that amount one in nine are independent. Most of them are owner operators.
Back in 1973, the government estimated that trucks spend around 5.6 miles per gallon of diesel. But, today it is estimated to 6.5 mpg.
Even though different trucks get fuel economy in a range from 4 to 8. Surely, going up a steep hill, a truck’s mileage will drop to roughly about 2.9 mpg. Nevertheless, going down hill it will raise it to more than 23 mpg.
Back on February 18, 2006, an Australian built Mack truck with 112 semi-trailers. This is considered to be the longest truck ever. Also called road train.
It also has 1,300 t (1,279 long tons; 1,433 short tons) and it is 1,474.3 metres (4,836 ft 11 in) long. It can pull the load 100 meters (328 feet) to recapture the record for the longest road train (multiple loaded trailers) ever pulled with a single prime mover.
The fastest truck ever is the Volvo’s Truck called The Iron Knight. It won that place twice now. It has beaten the speed record in the standing-start 500- and 1000-metre categories.
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Some driver fun trucking facts are:
Not counting the rail, the trucking industry makes up the largest portion of the United States transportation system. It is estimated at around 28.6 percent of this important industry.
In addition, here are some other fun trucking facts:
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