Have you ever thought about how the food got to your table, how the clothes got to your closet, or how the gas got to your car? Well, the answer is most likely trucking! Whether you realize it or not, most aspects of your life have been made possible because of trucking – and this is especially true for Nebraskans.
Trucking is an important piece of Nebraska’s history. Not only has the trucking industry helped pave the way for better and safer road systems, but the industry has provided careers and delivered goods to keep our communities going strong. Since it is such a large part of who we are, we are going to share some facts about trucking in Nebraska. The following numbers are provided by the Nebraska Trucking Association…
If you are familiar with Nebraska, you probably already know that the state is full of wide-open spaces. But, did you know that Nebraska has 95,262 miles of public roads? What is even more fascinating is that trucks drove nearly 1.9 billion miles in Nebraska alone! This means each road could have been driven almost 20,000 times. Just think about all the time drivers spent on the road just to get you what you need!
Why do we say that trucking drives the economy? Well, trucking ensures that goods are delivered and that people get the things that they need. As a result, there is a big demand to fill these jobs. In fact, the trucking industry accounts for about 67,930 jobs in Nebraska. About 1 in 12 people have a job in trucking in Nebraska. With that said, you are more likely to know someone who works in the industry than not.
Throughout the state of Nebraska, there are 7,550 trucking companies. Many of these trucking companies are locally owned and small businesses, which means they play a big factor in supporting the businesses in their communities by transporting goods and materials for them. In fact, nearly 48% of Nebraska communities depend on trucking to get their goods. Every day there are 57,000 tons of goods being transported on Nebraska roads. So, as we said, chances are the goods you consume have most likely seen the inside of a truck.
Since trucking in Nebraska is so prevalent, truckers put safety first. Many companies, like Liquid Trucking, prioritize driver training, investing in technology, and participating in industry initiatives. Since 1975, trucking collisions and fatalities have steadily reduced as safety has become more important. As truck drivers continue to hit the road, they are not only working with their safety in mind but for the safety and well-being of those they share the road with.
So now you know how your goods got there, and how much trucking plays a role in your life. The team at Liquid Trucking takes pride in delivering goods and providing the highest quality liquid transport service out of the Midwest. Liquid Trucking is a leading hauler of food/kosher, agriculture, and hazmat goods. We have been in business for over 30 years, and we rank in the top 30 largest tank trucking companies in the United States. If you are looking for a hauler that you can trust, visit our website today at https://liquidtrucking.com/ or give us a call at 844-GO-TANKS.