Trucking still dominant, says ATA

Trucking continues to be the dominant mode of freight transportation and an integral part of the U.S. economy, according to the American Trucking Association’s 2012 edition of its American Trucking Trends, which is available now for sale through ATA Business Solutions.

According to the data collected in Trends, trucking employs 6.8 million people, including more than 3 million drivers. Of those drivers, 4.6 percent are women and 32.6 percent are minorities; overall in 2011, trucking moved $603.9 billion in freight – more than 80 percent of all freight transportation revenue; and in 2011, trucks consumed 37.2 billion gallons of diesel fuel.

American Trucking Trends 2012 is available exclusively from ATA Business Solutions and participating state trucking associations. To learn more or to buy the report, visit ATA’s website.