Last year marked the second year that the trucking industry in the U.S. has hauled above the record of $700 billion in freight. Last year, the record was $726.4 billion, according to American Truck Trends.
It’s an all-time record for the industry and indicates that 2015 was a good year. Trucking collected $726.4 billion in gross freight revenues, 81.5% of the nation’s freight bill last year.
In 2015, trucks carried over 10 billion tons of freight, and there were 3.63 million Class 8 trucks in operation.
Will the industry top the record for a third year? Stay tuned.
Truck News, July 2016, American Trucking Associations (ATA)