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.
From our partners
Developing a solid relationship with Demolition Technologies Specialized Services enables Crushing Tigers and Sandvik Construction to impact the demolition and…
MORE FROM Aggbeat Online
SUBSCRIBE & FOLLOW
- Caterpillar mining VP retires amid leadership shakeup1087 Views
- U.S. Concrete purchases a New Jersey aggregate operation376 Views
- Thieves derail train in Mexico to steal 70 tons of cement326 Views
- MSHA gives out $8.4 million to 47 states for mine safety and health training322 Views
- Four contractors compete for $1.1 billion I-285/GA 400 interchange project in Atlanta278 Views