Crux Systems Insights

Thanks, drivers

September 15, 2015 by Jennifer Colvin |

Trucking

It’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, and we wanted to say thanks to all the drivers who cover thousands of miles to bring us the items we use every day.

A quick look at the impact of truck drivers on the economy:

  • drivers covered more than 421 billion miles in 2014
  • they moved 68% of all domestic freight
  • long-haul drivers average more than 100,000 miles of driving each year

There are 3.4 million truck drivers in the US. And they’re technology savvy - 57% of drivers are using work-related apps, ranging from electronic logbooks to online freight marketplaces.

However, a driver’s job involves a lot more than just driving. In a driver’s typical day, they’ll spend nearly as much time handling other tasks like inspections, paperwork, and waiting for containers as they actually do driving.

That’s why we’re working to make a driver’s job easier. Learn more about how our trucking services app provides drivers and trucking companies with better visibility into their delivery order status, container availability, routes and processing.