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    The following statistics on the trucking industry have been sourced through Transport Canada 's annual report - Transportation in Canada 2006.


    Transportation Facts

    Other interesting facts include:

  • CTA estimates that the annual fuel purchases are 7,000,000,000 litres.
  • 95% of the goods moved within Saskatchewan depend on trucks.
  • There are approximately 2,400 trucking companies registered within Saskatchewan.
  • Transportation industries employ over 28,000 people, or 5% of the Saskatchewan labor force. These people are residents and tax payers within our communities.
  • Over 227,000 Canadians are truck drivers, making it one of the top occupations in this country.
  • A typical tractor trailer unit raises approximately $55,000.00 a year in federal/provincial taxes and fees.
  • If all the inter-provincial trucking companies with headquarters in Saskatchewan relocated to other provinces, Saskatchewan would lose $300 million in gross income.
  • Over 200,000 commercial trucks cross the Saskatchewan/U.S. Border each year.
  • $5.35 billion of Saskatchewan's exports are to the United States.
  • $6.38 billion of Saskatchewan imports are from the United States.
  • 80% of Saskatchewan's merchandise trade with the United States is shipped by truck.
  • Canada and the United States trade $300 billion in goods and services every year. More than 60% of these goods travel by truck.
  • Commercial truck operators must comply with the National Safety Code and provincial regulations that include driver, vehicle and operational related safety regulations.