There are a number of reasons why the trucking industry took off in the United States. The large size of the country, a well-developed highway system, and a relatively even distribution of large cities all contributed to the rapid growth of truck transport beginning in the early 20th century.
In 2006, more than 10 billion short tons of freight were transported by truck in the US, more material than all other methods of transport combined. To understand how truck transport has become so important, you need to understand a little of its history. Read more