1. Nearly all goods transported in the United States move by truck at some point in the journey. Trucks carry over 60% of the annual gross tonnage moved in the US, making trucking the “backbone” of the intermodal (AIR, SEA, LAND) transportation network.
2. Each day millions of big rig tractor trailers (also known as semi-trucks,18-wheelers and motor carriers) move freight throughout the United States from one destination to another. These rigs pull various types of cargo ranging from perishable foods, consumer goods to general cargo. In fact, 70% of all manufactured and retail goods transported within the US on an annual basis are via truck.
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