Nearly 70 percent of all the freight tonnage moved in the U.S. is shipped on trucks. Truckers are moving 9.2 billion tons of freight every year, according to the American Trucking Associations. As you can see, trucks are playing important part of everyone’s life. But that doesn’t mean trucks can’t be interesting and fun.
Bosch presented a range of products and innovations to support the trucking industry’s movement toward vehicle electrification and automated driving at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show that are pretty exciting.
Shipping goods may seem like a simple task, but it is a lot more complicated process. However, Volvo are aiming at automating this process. Or at least they will try with their new all-electric, autonomous tractor-trailer concept vehicle called Vera.
In order to fight the truck driver shortage, some politicians and representatives of the trucking industry believe that lowering the legal age for interstate truck drivers may be the solution to the problem.
The trucking industry statistics are a topic, which can show you how important and remarkable this industry really is. It’s annual revenue is over $726 billion and is responsible for 6% of all jobs in America.
Truck driving is one of the most hazardous job but despite that fact over 8 million people are employed in the trucking industry and they moved over $66 billion of freight in June 2018.