Sept. 10-16 is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. We are so thankful there are people willing to take on this job to help transport goods and materials all over the country. Here are a few facts about professional truck drivers:
- – There are 3.5 million truck drivers in the United States.
- – Truck drivers drove over 279 billion miles in 2014 alone, according to the American Trucking Association.
- – The median annual wage of a truck driver is $41,340, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- – Truck drivers’ crash rate is 29 percent lower than other drivers, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
- – Just about every good consumed in the United States was on a truck at some point, according to the ATA.
Be sure to thank a truck driver this week.