National Trucking Week
The first week of September marks National Trucking Week in Canada. National Trucking Week celebrates the unsung heroes and the contributions of the trucking industry. The annual campaign is a great time to say thanks to the over 400,000 men and women who keep our freight moving. Trucking and logistics are vital components of our economy, and as the saying goes – if you got it, a truck brought it!
National Trucking Week began in the late 90s by the Canadian Trucking Alliance as a way to acknowledge the trucking industry and the hundreds of thousands of men and women of the Canadian trucking industry.
National Trucking Week Celebrations
Len Dubois Trucking will have a team in the Truck Pull for United Way, and we’ll celebrate with our own BBQ for our staff as well as a few other plans.
We would like to thank all the hard-working professionals in the trucking industry, and we thank our staff, partners, and friends for all they do. Trucking isn’t easy, but wonderful things happen when we’re surrounded by dedicated professionals who get the job done!
Interesting Facts About the Trucking Industry
- There are over 3.75 million professional truck drivers in North America, logging over 432 billion miles driven per year; to deliver goods, consumers need every day
- Trucking companies, warehouses and private sectors employ over 9 million people in North America in trucking-related jobs
- Over 268,000 Canadians are truck drivers making it one of the top occupations in the country
- Figures show that, for every 10 jobs created in the trucking industry, seven jobs are created elsewhere (i.e. suppliers, service industries, road departments, etc)
- A typical tractor-trailer raises about $45,000 a year in federal/provincial taxes and fees
- 90 percent of all consumer goods in Canada and 70 percent of all consumer goods in the United States are delivered by truck. The simple truth is that trucking is vital to our economy; remember – if you got it, a truck brought it
- Approximately 400,000 commercial trucks cross the Manitoba US border each year
- Most companies spend 95.2% of their revenue on operating expenses. This includes the driver, fuel, taxes and other costs of doing business