How many miles does a truck driver drive a year?

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asked May 20, 2019 in General Travel by OxwelSheir (220 points)
How many miles does a truck driver drive a year?
commented Jul 5, 2023 by Robert1243 (100 points)
The number of miles a truck driver drives in a year can vary significantly based on several factors, including the type of trucking operation, individual work schedule, and personal preferences. However, to provide an estimate, we can consider the average annual mileage for a truck driver.

According to industry data, a long-haul truck driver in the United States typically covers an average of 100,000 to 125,000 miles per year. This estimation takes into account drivers who are on the road for extended periods, transporting goods across long distances.

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answered May 20, 2019 by Essmann (42,860 points)
Truck drivers are limited to the amount of hours they drive per day by law to prevent them falling asleep and getting fatigued and to prevent causing a crash.

The average truck driver is expected to drive between 2,000 to 3,000 miles per week and with around 4 weeks per month and 12 months in a year that would come to 96,000 miles to 144,000 miles per year.

That's quite a bit more driving than the average person puts on their personal vehicles pear year as an average personal vehicle gets around 10,000 to 12,000 miles per year put on the vehicle but a semi truck driving cross country gets more miles put on.

The average semi truck is expected to last at least 1 million miles and sometimes more and even then the engine and transmission is sometimes replaced instead of replacing the entire truck because a new semi truck costs a lot more money than a regular truck.
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answered Mar 25, 2022 by Kormark321 (1,040 points)

Many miles, around 200 000 miles :)

But believe me, it takes skills for truck driver and judgment to drive a semi safely in long term, take a look day after day, night after night, doing more mileage in a fortnight than many car drivers do in a year in a rig that is often only inches narrower than the lane you are driving it in

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answered Sep 25, 2023 by Allert (5,390 points)
While a private CDL school charges thousands of dollars up front, fees for sponsored truck driving training schools can range from low to free.
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answered Sep 25, 2023 by Omeres (4,490 points)

Paid CDL training programs or company-sponsored training schools are simple stepping stones to becoming a fully licensed truck driver. Upon completion of cdl training, companies provide driving jobs, but in this style of training program you will have some contractual obligations. The company typically pays the driver low wages during training and during the first year of employment with the trucking company.

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