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American Trends report shows women driving at an all-time high

Women made up a larger share of the US trucking industry’s professional drivers last year than ever before, at 7.8%.

It’s one of the annual findings of the American Transportation Association (ATA). US trucking trends The report.

The report also highlights the impact of Covid-19 on the industry in 2020. The industry transported 10.23 billion tons of goods last year, down from 11.84 billion years earlier. This industry generates US$732.3 billion in revenue and accounts for 70.9% of surface trade value between Canada and the US.

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The trucking industry employs 7.65 million Americans, 3.36 million of whom are truck drivers. Small businesses continue to dominate the industry, with 91.5% of fleets operating six trucks or less and 97.4% of fleets of less than 20 vehicles.

“We know that the pandemic has had a significant impact on our industry, but this year’s Trends show that despite those challenges, the trucking industry remains the lifeblood of our nation – provides the life-sustaining and life-sustaining elements our country needs in the age of ATA chief economist Bob Costello.

Full report can be purchased here.

https://www.trucknews.com/business-management/american-trends-report-indicates-women-drivers-at-all-time-high/1003155594/ American Trends report shows women driving at an all-time high

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