In 2007, 768 tons of materials were shipped across the United States, with a projected growth of 2.4% each year to 2040, accounting for about $1.34 billion in revenue.

In 2014, more than nine billion tons of materials were shipped across our nation’s roadways, accounting for close to 68.8% of all freight tonnage shipped domestically.

Motor carriers, or people who ship materials for compensation, collected $702 billion in revenue, equal to about 81% of the total revenue earned by all domestic transport modes. The trucking industry also employed more than seven million people, including 3.4 million drivers. Commercial trucks also paid $16.5 billion in federal highway user fees in 2013.

The US is home to thirteen automotive manufactures, and the auto industry, including dealerships that account for approximately 3.5% of the United States Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and motor vehicle and parts manufacturers directly employed 786,000 people at the end of 2012.


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