Known as "the birthplace of a nation," Virginia was the first of the U.S.’s original 13 colonies. From 1788 until now, Virginia continues to make its mark on history.
Well past its horse and buggy days hauling goods, modern-day Virginia has progressively joined the transportation industry in welcoming truckers. Now, drivers in the “Old Dominion” trucking industry can make history of their own.
Although most of the land is covered in forest, there are still over 164,132 total lane miles for truckers to haul goods across the state.
Virginia Trucking Association (VTA) comprises trucking companies, private fleet operators, industry suppliers, and others supporting motor freight motor transportation.
Some member services include:
Over 3.5 million professional OTR truck drivers in the U.S. are either Independent Contractors or employed by the nearly 1.2 million trucking companies in the country.
According to BLS, 2020 national pay estimates for Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers was $47,130 per year.
The Career Explorer website lists the average salary in Virginia at about $40,620 annually.
Virginia is a 508-billion-dollar economy.8 A portion of its GDP can be attributed to the economic impact of trucking.
Virginia is bordered by five states and Washington, D.C. The state touches the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. These water connections host several ports that attribute to Virginia’s economic influence. Access from the ports facilitates the trucking industry’s substantial impact on national freight moving policy.
Virginia exports include products such as:
Drivers use various routes across the state, including:
The VTA’s Safety Management Council works with all governmental and safety agencies to reduce highway and traffic losses and to improve the public’s perception and acceptance of the trucking industry. The committee hosts meetings, an annual conference, safety award programs, competitions, and other programs.
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