Total revenue for truck transportation and warehousing reached $312 Billion in 2006 according to the US Census Bureau’s report December 4, 2007. In 2005 revenue was $293 Billion. This report did not include private trucking which, according to the American Trucking Association, if included, would place 2006 revenues at $645 Billion.

From time to time I am asked why I think the trucking industry should pay for greater safety features on trucks. The answer is because trucks are inherently dangerous, they kill people, and trucking companies can afford to make them safer.