If you don’t work in freight or logistics, you might not think much about how the everyday products we rely on get to the shelf. However, if you do work in the industry, you likely have an appreciation for the intricate dance between suppliers, manufacturers, carriers, and retailers that ensures we have everything we need to live, work, and play.
That said, it’s challenging to appreciate the full magnitude of the industry, the sheer volume of goods that get moved, and the impact on the global economy. Below, you’ll find 12 surprising statistics that reveal just how huge the freight and logistics industry really is, both in size and importance. (In fact, some of them might even surprise veterans of the industry!)