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Truck Driver Appreciation - Connect Blog by TMC, a division of CH
TEST YOUR
KNOWLEDGE:
TRUCK DRIVING TRIVIA
?
How many of the below stats, facts, and figures about truck driving do you know
9.2
Fun Facts: People Who Move the World
BILLION
There are over 3.5 million
truck drivers in the
United States.1
tons of freight are moved
annually by truck drivers.3
Nearly 70%
=
of all freight tonnage moved in the U.S. goes on trucks.4
200,000 truck drivers in the United States are
This is roughly equal to
the number of teachers
in the United States.2
women (5.7%). There has been a 50% increase
in women drivers in the past 10 years.5
There are almost 3.6 truck drivers
for each doctor in the United States.6
Firsts, Feats, and Fun Figures
YEAR
The first licensed woman driver, Luella Bates, received her license in 1918.7
1918
Longest confirmed ramp jump in a semi was
50 ft. 6 in. by Gregg Godfrey on November 17, 2008.8
It is still being confirmed if he broke his record with
a 160 ft. jump on July 24, 2015.9
50’ 6”
160’
The world’s largest semi-truck: the Tractomas TR
10 x 10 D100 by the Nicolas Industrie SAS10
vs.
A standard U.S. semi-truck11
11’ 5”
wide
14’ 10”
8’ 6”
13’ 6”
max width
41’ 5”
19’ - 22”
total length
wheelbase
YEAR
IOWA
1939
Iowa 80 at Exit 284 on Interstate 80,
advertises itself as the largest
truck stop in the world and has had
28 expansions and remodels since 1984.13
The first ever truck driving song, Truck Driver’s Blues,
was recorded in 1939 by Cliff Bruner and His Boys.12
Truck Driving Meets Hollywood
Transformed
Optimus Prime has taken several truck forms,
including a 1970s red Freightliner FL86
cab-over-engine triple axle semi-truck
trailer and more recently a Peterbilt 379.14
Surprise Appearance
Shultzy, the truck driver who picks up Jan Brady in The
Brady Bunch Movie is actually Ann B. Davis, the actress
who played Alice in the original Brady Bunch TV series.15
Sean Connery
Elvis Presley
Charles Bronson
Viggo Mortensen
Liam Neeson
James Cameron
Chevy Chase
Rock Hudson
Celebrities who were truck drivers
before they were famous16
From up front to obscure, hopefully these fun truck driver details put your knowledge to the test.
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http://www.alltrucking.com/faq/truck-drivers-in-the-usa/
http://www.nsta.org/about/clpa/faq.aspx
http://www.trucking.org/News_and_Information_Reports.aspx
http://www.trucking.org/News_and_Information_Reports.aspx
http://blog.chrwtrucks.com/trucking/women-truck-drivers-getting-behind-the-wheel/
http://www.statista.com/topics/1244/physicians/
https://www.nwhm.org/blog/luella-bates/
http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/longest-ramp-jump-by-a-truck-cab
http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2015/7/video-has-this-incredible-ramp-jump-landed-a-new-record-for-daredevil-trucker-go-389284
http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/largest-semi-truck
http://www.thetruckersreport.com/facts-about-trucks
Shane Hamilton (2009-05-01). "America through a political, social, and cultural history of trucking"
http://iowa80truckstop.com/about-iowa-80/
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/nailbiter111/news/?a=80439
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112572/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv
http://news.careersingear.com/featured-2/8-people-didnt-truck-drivers/
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