For over 30 years Bolivar Transport has provided Canada and the USA with exceptional temperature controlled transportation services. Carrying both fresh and frozen freight from Nova Scotia to Florida and all points in between.
Throughout the 1980s into the 90s the average mpg for most trucks was anywhere from 3.5 to 4.5 mpg. However some were recorded to get around 6 mpg which was about the highest mpg average at the time.
Modern trucks have better mpg average. Most newer trucks can easily manage at least a 5.5 - 7.5 mpg average while some more acrodynamic models can hit up to 8 or 9 mpg.
The average tractor in the 1980s could cost anywhere from roughly $50,000 to $80,000.
New trucks today can cost between $130,000 to $180,000 and with some extras can easily cost $200,000. While getting a trailer can add another $40,000 to $80,000 to that.
Truck drivers today in most fleets can average around $0.40 to $0.45 per mile.
Depending on how many miles you get in a year the average company driver can earn roughly $40,000 up to $75,000 per year.
$38,618 was the average annual wage of a trucker in the 1980’s.