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Truck Driver Fun Facts You Didn’t Know

There’s a lot more about the trucking industry than you probably know, but some of the facts are actually quite interesting. We thought we would share some of our favorites with you.

 

 

 

  • The average age of a trucker is 33
  • Most drivers are from Florida
  • Truckers will drive over 100,000 miles a year
  • There are 3.5 million truck drivers in the USA
  • The majority of trucks haul, food, furniture and machinery
  • 84% of trucker/car accidents are the car driver’s fault
  • there are only 500,000 truck related accidents annually (as opposed to 5.25 million car accidents)
  • A truck can hold 15 gallons of oil but the average car can only hold 1.25 gallons
  • Truck engines last longer than you car’s engine
  • Trucks won’t breathe their last “breath” until about 1 million miles
  • Trucker generate 400 to 600 horsepower
  • Majority of truck drivers are male
  • There are plenty of celebrities who were once truck drivers including
    • Chevy Chase
    • Sean Connery
    • Elvis Presley
    • Charles Bronson
    • Liam Neeson
    • James Cameron
  • The longest semi-truck was build in Australia in 2006. It had 112 semi trailers and was 4836ft 11in long

 

Do you know any fun facts about the trucking industry, truckers and trucks that we missed? We would love to hear them!