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.