Trucks carried 60 percent of U.S.-NAFTA freight in March
Trucks carried 60.0 percent of the $95.6 billion of freight moved in March 2013 between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, in March, according to data released today from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
Trucks carried 55.1 percent of the $54.3 billion of freight flows between the U.S. and Canada, and they carried 66.5 percent of the $41.2 billion of freight flows between the U.S. and Mexico.
Following behind trucks was rail, which carried 16.5 percent of freight; vessels carrying 8.1 percent; pipelines moving 7.0 percent; and air, which transported 3.7 percent of freight.
Surface transportation modes, which consist of truck, rail and pipeline, carried 83.5 percent of the all freight between the NAFTA partners.
Freight flows on all modes of transportation between the NAFTA partners increased 8.0 percent in March 2013 from February 2013. Freight carried by trucks across the borders increased by 9.7 percent in the same period.
In March, Michigan carried the highest value of freight between the U.S. and Canada at $6.5 billion, while Texas led in freight between the U.S. and Mexico at $15.7 billion.
Charts with more information are available at rita.dot.gov.
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