Canada’s Economy Moves by Truck
About 26,000 registered trucking companies in BC move the essential ingredients of our lives 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. No other transportation mode (rail, marine, or air) can match trucking’s flexible, time-sensitive, door-to-door service.
In Canada, trucks transported over 64 million shipments in 2015, carrying 731 million tonnes of cargo. 
Altogether, they travelled over 39 billion kilometres in 2015.
Trucking’s Contribution to GDP in BC
Trucking plays an important role in the provincial economy, both as a business in its own right and as a business that serves others.
According to Statistics Canada , truck transportation was a $2.3 billion industry in BC in 2016 (and that’s just for-hire trucking, not private trucks carrying goods for their own companies).
Between 2007 and 2016, trucking grew by 30%, at an average rate of about 3.0% per year. The growth rate of all BC industries combined was an average of 2.1% per year.
Truck transportation represented 1.05% of BC’s GDP in 2015, more than that of forestry/logging and coal mining.
 Statistics Canada. Table 379-0030 - Gross domestic product (GDP) at basic prices, by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), provinces and territories, annual (dollars x 1,000,000), CANSIM (database; accessed: 2017-07-16)
 Statistics Canada. Table 403-0004 - Trucking commodity origin and destination survey (TCOD), trucking industry, annual (number unless otherwise noted), CANSIM (database; accessed: 2017-07-12)