Infographic: The U.S. Trucking Industry

Infographic Trucking Industry Facts 2012

How many truck drivers are currently working in North America?

How many accidents are their fault per year?

What does the average over the road trucker haul in the payload?

You may drive a truck for a living, but do you know specific things about the industry? Our friends at NextTruck decided to put all the facts in one BIG PICTURE. This infographic gives truckers and commuters a good idea of just how big the transportation industry is, and why it’s important.

Some of the most interesting facts contained in the trucking infographic?

Highway Safety: On SIXTEEN PERCENT of all accidents are the truck driver’s fault.

Registered Trucks: Florida is far and away the state with the most registered semi trucks, at 250,000.

Big Rigs, Small Percentage: 15.5 million trucks operate in the U.S. – but only 2 million of them are tractor trailer trucks.

Have a look at more fascinating information about the trucking industry in North America.

Click the image to see the full size version. Be patient, because, like trucking, the image is HUGE!