Alabama Trucking Industry Fast Facts
Trucking serves as the dominate mode of transportation in Alabama. No other mode of transportation can deliver goods as effectively or efficiently as trucking. Below are a few facts about the Alabama Trucking Industry:
- The trucking industry is expected to grow by about 21% over the next ten years.
- Annually, trucking accounts for about 70% of all freight transported in the United States.
- 86 percent of Alabama communities depend exclusively on trucks to move their goods.
- As of April 2014, there were 10,120 trucking companies located in Alabama.
- Trucks transported 73 percent of total manufactured tonnage in the state in 2010.
- In 2013, the trucking industry in Alabama provided 104,060 jobs or one out of 14 in the state.
- In 2013, the trucking industry in Alabama paid approximately $491 million in federal and state roadway taxes.
- The industry paid 37 percent of all taxes owed by Alabama motorists, despite trucks representing only 11 percent of vehicle miles traveled in the state.
- In 2013, Alabama had 101,837 miles of public roads over which all motorists traveled 65 billion miles. Trucking’s use of the public roads was 6.9 billion miles.
- In 2013, combination trucks consumed 95 billion fewer gallons of fuel than passenger vehicles in the U.S. and accounted for just 17 percent of the total highway transportation fuel consumed.