TIMES CHANGE,

SO DOES DATA

Perhaps, surprisingly, in the United States, the trucking industry imparts the biggest impact on the country’s gross domestic product, more than any of the more than 150 other nations where there is a sizeable trucking presence.

  • In 2018, the overland freight market in the United States was worth 796.7 billion U.S. dollars
  • More than 928,000 truck drivers are employed in the country
  • In the United States, more than 40% of all trucking jobs are held by people who belong to an ethnic, racial or social minority group.

While numbers illuminate an engaging story of an industry on the move, the current pandemic has vividly illustrated the critical role trucking plays in the lives of every American. Trucking moves America.

TIMES CHANGE,

SO DOES DATA

Perhaps, surprisingly, in the United States, the trucking industry imparts the biggest impact on the country’s gross domestic product, more than any of the more than 150 other nations where there is a sizeable trucking presence.

  • In 2018, the overland freight market in the United States was worth 796.7 billion U.S. dollars
  • More than 928,000 truck drivers are employed in the country
  • In the United States, more than 40% of all trucking jobs are held by people who belong to an ethnic, racial or social minority group.

While numbers illuminate an engaging story of an industry on the move, the current pandemic has vividly illustrated the critical role trucking plays in the lives of every American. Trucking moves America.

IT ALL ADDS UP

STATISTICS HELP TELL A STORY ABOUT OUR INDUSTRY

HISTORIC NO. 2 DIESEL RETAIL PRICE

The price of diesel #2 directly impacts the fuel surcharge assessment. The higher the price of diesel, the higher the fuel surcharge. The lower the price of diesel, the lower the fuel surcharge.

Statistics compiled from United States Energy Information Administration. Compiled by Mike Ficher, DeQuadros Digital.

DRIVER SNAPSHOT BY ETHNICITY

In the key millennials segment (25-44), non-whites now comprise almost half of the truck drivers in the United States. As older truckers retire, that trend will likely accelerate.

Statistics compiled from United States Census Bureau. Compiled by Mike Ficher, DeQuadros Digital.

DIESEL FUEL COST COMPONENTS

What goes into the cost of a gallon of diesel fuel? This chart offers the impact of the four primary components (in percentages) of the price of diesel #2 noted in the chart above. 

Statistics compiled from United States Energy Information Administration. Compiled by Mike Ficher, DeQuadros Digital.

DRIVER SNAPSHOT BY GENDER

Although the overwhelming majority of truck drivers remain men, women are making steady in-roads into the industry, now comprising more than 11% of the truckers between the ages of 16 and 24.

Statistics compiled from United States Census Bureau. Compiled by Mike Ficher, DeQuadros Digital.

FUEL INDEX – HISTORIC

Historic National Average Diesel Fuel Indices published by the United States Department of Energy Information Administration (USEIA). Sterling Transportation uses the U.S., West Coast and California indices to calculate the fuel surcharge.

Statistics compiled from United States Energy Information Administration. Compiled by Mike Ficher, DeQuadros Digital.

FREIGHT SHIPMENTS – DOMESTIC

Value of freight shipments in the United States in 2017
Multiple modes includes mail 

 

HISTORIC NO. 2 DIESEL RETAIL PRICE

The price of diesel #2 directly impacts the fuel surcharge assessment. The higher the price of diesel, the higher the fuel surcharge. The lower the price of diesel, the lower the fuel surcharge.

DRIVER SNAPSHOT BY ETHNICITY

In the key millennials segment (25-44), non-whites now comprise almost half of the truck drivers in the United States. As older truckers retire, that trend will likely accelerate.

DIESEL FUEL COST COMPONENTS

What goes into the cost of a gallon of diesel fuel? This chart offers the impact of the four primary components (in percentages) of the price of diesel #2 noted in the chart above. 

DRIVER SNAPSHOT BY GENDER

Although the overwhelming majority of truck drivers remain men, women are making steady in-roads into the industry, now comprising more than 11% of the truckers between the ages of 16 and 24.

FUEL INDEX – HISTORIC

Historic National Average Diesel Fuel Indices published by the United States Department of Energy Information Administration (USEIA). Sterling Transportation uses the U.S., West Coast and California indices to calculate the fuel surcharge.

FREIGHT SHIPMENTS – DOMESTIC

Value of freight shipments in the United States in 2017
Multiple modes includes mail 

WHAT THE NUMBERS TELL US

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Trucking Moves America

In 2017, according to the American Trucking Association, US trucks moved 10.8 billion tons of freight, equating to about 30 pounds worth of goods for every person in the United States!

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Minorities

More than 40% of the jobs in the American trucking industry are held by minorities, compared to 22% of all jobs in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Feeding All Of Us

Food supplies on supermarket shelves appear boundless, but the vast majority of grocery stores would run out of food in just three days if long-haul truckers stopped driving.

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On the road

Although restrictions limit the number of hours a driver can log in a given day and a given week, most drivers average between 2,000 and 3,000 miles a week or more than 100,000 miles annually.

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Working in America

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, almost 6% of all full-time jobs in America are related to trucking with more than 3.5 million people employed as truck drivers. and another 3.9 supporting them.

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COMPOSITION

More than half of the 711,355 employer and self-employed trucking businesses are classified as long-distance (NAICS 48412, 396,898 businesses), with 88 percent (351,821) self-employed truckers.

LET’S ROLL BY THE NUMBERS

DOT NUMBER 

MC NUMBER

DUNS NUMBER 

BLUE BOOK SERVICES SUPPLY CHAIN

NAICS CODES 

| 2212570

| 172007

| 099152399

| BB #10050

| 484121 & 484122

LET’S ROLL BY THE NUMBERS

DOT NUMBER
| 2212570

MC NUMBER
| 172007

DUNS NUMBER
| 099152399

BLUE BOOK SERVICES SUPPLY CHAIN
| BB #10050

NAICS CODES
| 484121 & 484122

SERVICES

Specialty food manufacturers, supermarket chains, construction and industrial, aerospace, medical.

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SERVICES

Specialty food manufacturers, supermarket chains, construction and industrial, aerospace, medical.

SCHEDULE A LOAD

Whether your shipment is daily, weekly or even one-time, we can schedule to move on a timely basis.

CONTACT US

Let’s talk about what you need where and when and how we can get your shipment there for you!

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Redmond, OR  97756

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Redmond, OR  97756

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(800) 627-5123

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(541) 548-5139

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