The American Trucking Associations announced the release of American Trucking Trends 2008-2009, an annual state of the industry report. This trucking industry almanac provides industry data that motor carriers need to make sound business decisions, especially in tough economic times.
According to the report, the industry continues to be a major employer in the United States. In 2007, there were 8.9 million people employed in trucking-related jobs; nearly 3.5 million were truck drivers.
This report provides information on U.S. truck tonnage, employment numbers, freight revenues, engine sales, modal share, and international trucking. Topics explored also include safety statistics, top trailer manufacturers, highway-user taxes, U.S. motor carrier size and distribution, trucking employment by state, fuel consumption, and emissions data. Trends contains data from different sources; therefore, the most recent year available may vary. The report can be purchased at ATABusinessSolutions.com or by calling 1-866-821-3468 (toll-free).