South Carolina Trucking Industry
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South Carolina, the Palmetto State has the 12th largest transportation industry employed over 121,500, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), a part of the American Trucking Associations (ATA), reported the following on how the trucking industry relates to South Carolina's economy:
Trucking Drives the Economy:
In 2011, South Carolina's trucking industry provided 84,430 jobs or one out of 17 in the state. South Carolina's total trucking industry wages paid in 2011 exceeded $3.5 billion, with an average annual trucking industry salary of $41,016. In May 2011, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the United States reported that truck drivers, heavy and light tractor-trailer delivery drivers, held 32,750 jobs with a base annual salary of $33,400.
Small Business Emphasis:
In 2012, South Carolina had over 6,690 small ans locally owned trucking companies located served by a wide range of both large and small supporting businesses.
Transportation of Essential Products:
Over 86% of South Carolina communities move their goods using trucks. Trucks transported 84% of the state's total manufactured tonnage in 2010 or 424,585 tons per day*.
Trucking Pays the Freight:
As an Industry:
In 2009, South Carolina's trucking industry paid approximately $429 million in federal and state roadway taxes. The industry paid 32% of all taxes owed by South Carolina motorists, despite trucks representing only 10% of state's vehicle miles traveled.
In January 2013, a typical five-axle tractor-semitrailer combination paid $3,500 in state highway use taxes in addition to $8,906 in federal use taxes. These taxes were over and above the standard taxes paid by South Carolina businesses.
In 2008, motorists traveled for 50 billion miles, and the truckers for 4.8 billion miles on 66,255 miles of public roads of South Carolina.
* Manufactured tonnage data given by IHS Global Insight