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.
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.
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