Modern day life is quite impossible to imagine without the trucks. It won’t be wrong to claim that the modern day industries can’t even think of operating with a single day of truck strike. Well, presented below are certain fun facts about truck anyone would love to know.
Trucks carry more than seventy percent of cargo weight in the United States. Trucks carry about ninety five percent of sensitive goods, or those which are considered dangerous.
Truck driving is known as one of the most challenging jobs on the earth. In fact, truck driving is a profession where a chance of falling sick is considered highest. Truckers have been found to fall ill more than others. Truck driving is also considered one of the intimidating professions as one has to stay months away of home and has to deal with deadly paths.
Encouraging fact about truck drivers is that their profession is considered among the highest paid ones. A modern day trucker can earn even fifty dollars per hour. Especially, the industrial trucks pay more than the other cases.
Well, there is nothing much encouraging fact available for women regarding trucks. Only five to six percent ladies currently work as the truck drivers. Well, despite being considered a masculine job, many women have proven they can do anything that a man can.
Lillie McGee Drennan is the first ever female to have a commercial truck driving license or as well to drive a commercial truck. She got the license in 1929.Interestingly, Lillie McGee Drennan used to carry a gun with her all the time.
Steven Spielberg’s debut directorial (first time as a director in a complete movie) Duel, was about an unending battle between a motorist and a crazy truck driver. It was a television movie. Spielberg’s next movie was “Jaws”.
A lumber businessman Peterman, who was looking for an enhanced way for moving logs from the forests to his factories, after revamping army trucks, developed is own first ever truck, and termed it as the Model 260. Peterbilt was named after the same businessman, T.A. Peterman.
Peterbuilt developed his own new model of truck in the year 1939. However, he had to sell it after 15 years of usage. He passed away in 1944.
Everyone knows that there are 18 wheels on a rig. However, as the Hebrew letters used to indicate 18, and also spell the word that literally means life, 18 is also considered an expression of blessing in the Jewish tradition.
“East Bound and Down” was penned by Jerry Reed. Jery penned it in a single night, and also was part of the movie. And, it comes at number nine in the list of Today’s Trucking Top 50.