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      The Long And The Short Of It: 5 Little Known Facts About Trucking

      The Long And The Short Of It: 5 Little Known Facts About Trucking

      Trucking may seem like a boring industry, but consider this – thanks to the trucking industry, you enjoy the abundance and variety to lead a quality life. So, in celebration of truckers and the demanding jobs they do, we wanted to let you in on some fun facts about the industry.

      1. Trucking To The Moon – Did you know that if you lined up all the trucks in the US, they would reach the moon? Pretty impressive!

      2. The Origin Story Of Trucking – Charles Freuhauf was a German-American blacksmith who needed to transport his boat...so he invented the first tractor trailer back in 1914!

      3. Going Green – Thanks to EPA regulations, the environment is enjoying a 95% cut in emissions from heavy trucks.

      4. On The Road – Truckers genuinely live on the road as they spend more than 240 nights of the year traveling in their trucks.

      5. Slow And Steady – For a truck to come to a stop when they’re traveling 65 MPH, they need 525 feet which is the length of 3 football fields. Comparatively, a car only needs 316 feet. This explains why trucking is so dangerous!

      At Kolossus Workwear, we carry long and short-sleeved work shirts that are perfect for truckers who need clothing that is of good quality and durable enough to handle daily wear and tear. We also stock high visibility workwear that adds to your safety if you’re traveling on roads and need to be visible when you get out!

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