Trucks move over 71% of the nation’s freight by weight. 11.49 billion tons of freight, primary shipments only, was transported by trucks in 2018, representing 71.4% of total domestic tonnage shipped. To carry the loads, these large trucks require a wide variety of trailers. Trailers are attached to the trucks as an extra carrier vehicle. They have no engine, only a chassis and wheels. This article reviews some of the basic types of trailers that operate in Texas and the United States.
Out of the 254 counties in Texas, those that had the highest number of car crash fatalities might surprise you. For reference purposes, the top ten counties in Texas by population are listed below.
In each year since 2014, over 3,500 Texans were killed in automobile crashes on Texas Roads. While the specific numbers have varied up and down, the unfortunate trend is that crash fatalities are generally increasing in Texas. In 2014, there were 3,536 automobile crash fatalities in Texas. That number has gone as high as 3,797 in 2016. The most recent year for which data is available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is 2018 which shows 3,642 traffic fatalities in Texas.