08 Sep Top 10 Things You Might Not Know About Truck Drivers and Their Trucks
This week is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (Sept. 10–16, 2017) and Kopf Logistics Group would like to recognize our Drivers who are the backbone of our organization. Thank you! Kopf is a family-owned and operated business established in 1980. We are based in Elkhart, Indiana with additional terminals in Athens, Georgia and Seaford, Delaware.
Below is a a list of the top 10 things you might not know about truck drivers and their trucks courtesy of the American Trucking Associations. Remember to #ThankATruckDriver this week!
Top 10 Things You Might Not Know About Truck Drivers and Their Trucks
- Truckers buy about 13 percent of the fuel purchased in the U.S.
- About 60 percent of truck drivers travel with a dog or cat for company.
- Mean annual salary for long-haul truckers is approximately $45,000.
- The average new truck cab cost $80,000–$180,000; trailers cost $30,000–$80,000.
- Many truck drivers have hobbies to keep them engaged when not behind the wheel. Photography is a top choice.
- Truck engines are designed to go 1 million miles.
- The average truck driver logs 105,000 miles annually, or 2,020 miles a week.
- The average truck trailer can carry 80,000 pounds of freight.
- Trucks carry approximately two-thirds of freight in the U.S.
- There are over 15 million trucks on U.S. roads.
Which Trucking Stat Stood Out To You?
Share with us in the comments below! If you haven’t already today, take a moment to #ThankATruckDriver too!