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Things the General Public Doesn’t Know About Truckers

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Private-sector businesses in the U.S. employ an estimated 8.9 million people in trucking-related jobs; nearly 3.5 million of those jobs are that of truck driver. The United States economy depends on trucks to deliver nearly 70 percent of all freight transported annually, accounting for $671 billion worth in manufactured and retail goods transported by truck in the U.S. alone. Add $295 billion in trucked trade with Canada and $195.6 billion with Mexico, and this represents an enormous portion of the economy. Nearly every single thing you eat, touch, wear, or use on a daily basis once sat in a truck.

It’s Official: Truck Day is the Best Winter Holiday for Truckers Everywhere!

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For those who’ve never heard of Truck Day, it’s that harbinger of warmer weather when Major League Baseball teams load up fleets of trucks with equipment and other player essentials and head off to Spring Training.

How do you know spring is coming? No, forget about the groundhogs (they’re untrustworthy at the very best). This year, it’s all about ground transportation. We know that it’s about to get warmer because at long last, it’s Truck Day.

Trucking in a Snowstorm

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The November storm that buried Buffalo, NY, disrupted supply chains for days.

A November storm that brought more than five feet of snow to Buffalo, and sub-freezing temperatures to other major freight markets, revived unpleasant memories among transportation and logistics professionals.

Last winter’s Polar Vortex paralyzed broad sections of the country from December through March. Recurring storms immobilized trucks and drove rates way up during the first quarter of the year, traditionally a slow season for freight. This year, a number of factors could make a harsh winter even worse.

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