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Truck Drivers

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More than 1.8 million heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers and 923,050 light truck or delivery services drivers are employed in the United States. Over-the-road and local drivers may be employed by either private carriers or for-hire carriers. Food store chains and manufacturing plants that transport their own goods are examples of private carriers. There are two kinds of for-hire carriers: trucking companies serving the general public (common carriers) and trucking firms transporting goods under contract to certain companies (contract carriers).

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