The trucking industry is the lifeblood of the U.S. economy. Nearly 71% of all the freight tonnage moved in the U.S. goes on trucks. Without the industry and our truck drivers, the economy would come to a standstill. To move 10.5 billion tons of freight annually requires over 3.6 million heavy-duty Class 8 trucks and over 3.5 million truck drivers. It also takes almost 39 billion gallons of diesel fuel to move all of that freight. Simply - without trucks, America stops. Private Investments Railroads spent more than $660 billion on their privately owned networks between 1980 and 2017. That’s more than 40 cents out of every revenue dollar. • Economic Impact Research from Towson University's Regional Economic Studies Institute found that in 2014 alone, major U.S. railroads supported approximately 1.5 million jobs, nearly $274 billion in annual economic activity, and almost $88 billion in wages and $33 billion in tax revenues. • International Trade Railroads haul approximately 35% of all U.S. exports, allowing American industry to be more competitive in the worldwide economy. • Jobs With an average compensation of nearly $120,000 a year, the freight rail industry produces some of the nation’s best-paid jobs. It also actively recruits military veterans. • Infrastructure With a single train hauling several hundred truckloads worth of freight, U.S. freight railroads’ infrastructure eases the burden on the nation’s overcrowded highways — and the taxpayers who support them.
Receptive to receiving Transportation and Material Moving, or someone who wants to provide Transportation and Material Moving, or both. A provider can create a Transportation and Material Moving event for 52 interested poeple (no guessing at all).
Without guessing, trolling, or annoying people by blasting tons of emails or social posts out, Bridges allows you to reach out to people that have a specific interest in this topic as a receptive, provider, or person who is both