Trucking plays a large role in the U.S. economy, with companies such as Road Scholar Transport delivering freight 24/7. But just how many miles do trucks actually travel each year?
According to the Department of Transportation (DOT), not thousands, not millions, but 139.3 billion miles are traveled by Class 8 trucks alone each year!
Class 8 trucks are those trucks weighing 33,000 pounds and above, in other words, tractor trailers.
With 139.3 billion miles being driven, there are over 3.5 million drivers across the nation delivering your freight.
And out of the 4 million miles of roads and streets that the DOT notes the United States contains, Road Scholar will be traveling 10 million miles to spread awareness via its 10 Million Miles to a Cure Awareness Campaign. That’s like traveling every single road/street in the whole United States two and a half times!