One of the most overlooked aspects to the US economy are the nearly 3.5 million men and women that call themselves truck drivers. Across the nation, truck drivers are working long hours and managing grueling schedules to ensure that deliveries are made on time. It is not uncommon for these individuals to work up to 70 hours a week that exceeds most Americans’ schedules by 30 hours per week or 1,560 hours per year.
The graphic analysis was developed using statistics from Transport Canada and reveals that the expected demand for drivers is severely out of balance with the expected supply of professional drivers in Canada by the year 2020, creating what the industry has been predicting as a massive ‘driver shortage’ in the very near future.
Unsecured cargos have caused many fatal accidents and this is a shame really because such accidents can easily be avoided by securing the cargo. All one needs to do, is use truck tarps to secure a truck’s cargo to ensure it doesn’t fall off in transit. Tarps not only keep the cargo secure but also keep it safe from inclement weather. This infographic from Mytee Products takes a look at the use of truck tarps and the role played by them in reducing fatal truck accidents.
American Trucking Industry is an essential part of the American industry as truckers transport several million tons of products each day. Across the country, day and night drivers never stop. The following infographic provides some interesting facts about the American trucker.
This infographic, published by NextTruck, answers many questions about the trucking industry through a creative and statistical analysis. If you have ever dreamed about becoming a trucker, or want more information on the industry, then this infographic is for you.