Trucks transport 60.8 percent of trans-border freight in May
Trucks carried 60.8 percent of the $98.6 billion of freight moved in April between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, according to data released last week from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
The data show that trucks carried 55.2 percent of the $54.8 billion of freight between Canada and the U.S., while 67.8 percent of the $43.8 billion of freight between Mexico and the U.S. was transported by trucks.
Other freight flows with Canada included 16.5 percent by rail, 11.4 percent by pipeline, 6.4 percent by vessel, and 4.6 percent by air. Total surface transportation carried 83.2 percent of all freight between the U.S. and Canada.
Freight flows with Mexico included 13.4 percent by rail, 11.4 percent by vessel, 3.0 percent by air and 0.9 percent by pipeline. Total surface transportation carried 82.1 percent of total freight between the U.S. and Mexico.
The amount of trans-border freight carried by trucks increased by 0.2 percent since April.
The value of goods moving between the U.S. and its NAFTA partners increased 1.8 percent over May 2012.
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