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Semi Trucks
Levi Hillukka
Menahga Middle School
February 10, 2017

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Thesis Statement: How semi trucks are better transportation methods than other product-shipping methods.
Introductory
Safety
Size
Time
Safety
Less Deaths
Crashes
Size
Room for goods (items)
Cargo Capacity
Time
Size of engine
Quickest and Most Reliable
Summary

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Semi Trucks How semi trucks are better transportation methods than other product-shipping methods. In this paper, the first thing that will come up will be safety. The size of a semi truck will come up next after safety. The last thing that will come up will come up before the summary is time. All these are …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains how semi trucks are better transportation methods than other product-shipping methods.
  • Explains that the size of a semi truck and its engine also contributes to how safe the driver is. a train has 1.15 deaths per billion-ton-mile.
  • Explains that the more weight there is in a car crash, the lower the risk of injuries. semi truck accidents have no fatalities, compared to other modes of transportation.
  • Explains that the size of a semi truck is important for some deliveries. it can weigh up to thirty times the weight of the car, which gives them bigger towing capacity.
  • Explains that semi trucks are more powerful than a car and can haul up to 26 tons of products. trains and ships can't get into small businesses, so the semi truck has to do the job.
  • Explains that a semi truck's engine is made to last up to one million kilometers, which is equal to 621,371.19 miles. semi truck transportation is the quickest and most reliable way for shippers and consumers.
  • Opines that safety, the size of the semi truck's engine, and time are all important factors in the semi trucking industry.

The size of a semi truck and its engine also contributes to how safe a semi truck driver is. A semi truck has only 0.84 deaths per billion-ton-mile (a billion-ton-mile is one billion miles hauling one ton), whereas a train has 1.15 deaths per billion-ton-mile (which is the same thing as a semi trucks billion-ton-mile) (Jacobs, n,d,).
In a car crash, the more weight there is, the risk of injuries drops (Williams, May Twenty-second, 2015). In most semi truck accidents (about seventy percent of semi truck accidents), when only the semi truck and trailer alone are involved, there are no deaths. But when another vehicle (such as a car, van, or pickup truck ) is involved, about ninety-eight percent of the time there is at least one fatality, which is really low compared to some other means of transportation (such as a train or an airplane) (EJustice, 2012).
The size of a semi truck is really important for some deliveries. A semi truck can weigh up to thirty times the weight of a car, and that gives them a much bigger towing capacity than a car, pickup truck, van or other types of smaller vehicles. This also means that a semi truck …show more content…

The engine of a semi truck is made to last up to one million kilometers which is equal to 621,371.19 miles (Six Things You Did Not Know About Semi Trucks, November first, 2016). Transporting freight or goods by semi trucks is the quickest and most reliable way for shippers and consumers. This is because the driver stays with the product from the starting point to the destination. Semi truck transportation has shorter lead times and lead time variations (Hollowell n.d.).
Overall, safety, the size of the semi truck's engine, and time are all really important factors in the semi trucking industry. They all tie together and construct the reason of how semi trucks are better transportation methods than other means of product-shipping methods. When a person actually stops and thinks about this, they realize that there are more things that a semi truck does other than transport products to stores. So, next time you see a semi truck, think about
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