“Last year, we saw freight volumes grow significantly,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello. “Increases in freight, combined with continued tight capacity helped drive revenues and coupled with lower fuel prices, we saw motor carriers go on a buying spree for new trucks as they replaced older equipment.”
American Trucking Trends 2015, which is available for purchase now at ATA Business Solutions is ATA’s annual compendium of data on the trucking industry’s size and performance. Among the findings in this year’s edition are:
- In 2014, trucks moved 9.96 billion tons, or 68.8%, of all domestic freight.
- The $700.4 billion in revenue accounted for 80.3% of all freight transportation spending.
- Trucking employed more than 7 million people, including 3.4 million drivers.
- Combination trucks logged 168.4 billion miles in 2013, or an average of 69,000 per truck.
- Since Deregulation, the number of registered motor carriers has grown by 68 times to more than 1.3 million carriers.
For more on Trends, watch Costello discuss the report HERE and view info-graphics based on the data HERE.
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