US Trucking Industry hauls record $726 billion in freight in 2015
By Dan Boaz | Aug 16, 2016
2015 was a remarkable year for the US trucking industry which saw it set a new record by hauling freight worth in excess of $726 billion over the twelve months. The latest data is provided by the American Trucking Association (ATA) and signals back-to-back years that freight value has exceeded $700 billion.
ATA chief economist Bob Costello explained more;
“According to our data, trucking revenues topped $700 billion for a second straight year, setting an all-time record of $726.4 billion in 2015, while trucks moved more than 10 billion tonnes of freight. While the first half of 2016 has been challenging for the industry, trucking is coming off two very strong years and we are optimistic about the future.”
Other data from the study reveals that trucking accounted for some 81.5% of the national freight bill last year and that 10.49 billion tonnes of freight were transported in 2015. In terms of tonnage that accounts for 70.1% of all domestic freight moved during the year. It's an exciting time for the industry and that applies equally to Hot Shot Trucking as we're witnessing another strong year in 2016. Learn more about our services and how we can assist with your hot shot freight nationwide today.
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