Try out this interactive freight flow map from Brookings.edu, very well done and informative. To see the interactive version and the report go here.
From TruckersReport.com: The largest operating expense is diesel fuel. A commercial truck can easily consume more than $70,000 of diesel fuel per year. Truck Driver Salary is the second largest operating cost. Standard commercial truck driver salaries are based on the distance driven, per mile. Although drivers spend a fair amount of time in docks and traffic, their operating costs are only derived from miles traveled. 26% of overall expenses ($0.36 per mile).
Great trucking companies make it easy for small business owners to get their goods to customers by providing flexible service options. In our last article, Part 3: How Pallet Pricing Can Help Close the Sale, we discussed the benefits of having predetermined freight rates from your trucking company so that you can provide a potential customer with a quick shipping quote. Now we'll look at how the right transportation partner can make it easy for you to meet your customer's unique requirements.