The Most Frequently Used Names in Trucking and Transportation

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Is your name James, Robert, David, William, or Michael? Chances are high that if it’s not your name, it’s that of someone you know in the trucking industry.

They are the five most popular people’s names, in order, used by transportation companies, according to a ScoopMonkey review of the most oft-found words found in trucking industry names.

To get here, we had one of our tech-savvy engineers data-mine the thousands of registered DOT and MC numbers in the FMCSA’s public database. It’s no surprise that “Trucking” is used by 92,961 companies as part of their names. But there’s a large disparity between the second most-popular term, “Transport” with just 34,350 instances.

“Wayne” is also a popular trucker name (No. 46; 4,805 appearances); there seem to be a number of “Brothers” operating trucking companies (No. 39; 5,476 instances), and truckers – not surprisingly – sure do love “America” (No 40; 5,392 instances).

Do you see your name or a word within your company’s name on this list?

1. Trucking: 92,961
2. Transport: 34,350
3. Company: 31,298
4. Service: 25,288
5. Construction: 22,922
6. Transportation: 22,820
7. James: 20,530
8. Services: 19,466
9. Express: 17,978
10. Enterprises: 17,569
11. Robert: 17,409
12. David: 14,588
13. Corporation: 13,119
14. William: 12,976
15. Farms: 12,528
16. Michael: 12,203
17. Supply: 11,377
18. Richard: 10,237
19. Thomas: 9,451
20. Charles: 9,316
21. Products: 9,130
22. Equipment: 9,098
23. Smith: 7,737
24. Sales: 7,538
25. Towing: 7,469
26. Truck: 7,433
27. Industries: 6,845
28. Systems: 6,842
29. Excavating: 6,600
30. Larry: 6,599
31. Incorporated: 6,530
32. Donald: 6,517
33. Concrete: 6,093
34. Johnson: 5,783
35. Joseph: 5,679
36. George: 5,614
37. Lumber: 5,602
38. Kenneth: 5,594
39. Brothers: 5,476
40. American: 5,392
41. Ronald: 5,367
42. Scott: 5,239
43. Logistics: 5,227
44. Daniel: 4,980
45. Freight: 4,954
46. Wayne: 4,805
47. Moving: 4,743
48. Jerry: 4,717
49. Edward: 4,548
50. International: 4,495