The Complete Guide To A Career In Trucking

Appendix 1: How The Economy Affects The Trucking Industry

Everything that we use, buy, and need travels by truck.

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President Dwight D. Eisenhower championed the idea of a national, interstate highway system in the mid-1950's, and it was finally completed in the early 90's. Only China's highway system is longer in terms of total miles.

Video - "Divided Highways" PBS Interstate System Documentary

Divided Highways PBS Documentary

This video is a 1997 PBS special called Divided Highways

What percentage of consumer goods depend on trucks to get them to where they need to go?

As recently as 2013, around 70% of goods moved in the U.S. traveled at least part of the way by truck.

What would happen if the trucking industry just "stopped"?

Who regulates the trucking industry, and what do they regulate?

What is the difference between "interstate" and "intrastate"?

How much power do the individual states have in rule-making?

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Truck driving as a career choice

Truck driver shortages

Drivers pay details and examples.

Truck driving employment stats.

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