January 24, 2022Did You Know?
1. Trucks carry 73% of cargo (by weight) in the US. Of the 4 million Dangerous Goods shipments every day, 94% are carried by trucks.
2. In 1953, Freightliner introduced its first overhead sleeper (model WF64) optimized for long-haul applications while meeting restrictive length laws at that time. An alternative-fuel truck capable of using gasoline, diesel, or liquefied propane, the WF64 was well ahead of its time.
3. The most common truck seen on the roads is the dry van, which most recognize as your “standard tractor-trailer.” Other common trucks include flatbeds, hoppers, refrigerated trucks, tankers, and intermodal drayage trucks.