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E.g., 06/17/2018
E.g., 06/17/2018
  • Freight between the U.S. and other North American countries (Canada and Mexico) in March 2018: Most-used mode: Truck moved $66.5 billion of freight, up 4.1 percent compared to March 2017  Second mode: Rail moved $16.1 billion of freight, up 1.9 percent compared to March 2017 
  • In February 2018, all modes of transportation moved $94.0 billion of freight between the U.S. and other North American countries (Canada and Mexico). The top two modes for those movements are truck and rail. Trucks moved freight valued at $59.5 billion, up 8.9 percent compared to February 2017.  Rail moved freight valued at $13.6 billion, down 2.9 percent during the same period. The other $20.9 billion was transported on other modes.
  • Trucks moved freight valued at $60.6 billion between the U.S. and other North American countries (Canada and Mexico) in January 2018, up 10.2 percent compared to January 2017, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). Rail moved freight valued at $13.3 billion, up 0.6 percent during the same period.
  • All five major transportation modes – truck, rail, pipeline, vessel and air – carried more U.S. freight with Canada and Mexico by value in 2017 than in 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
  • U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $93.5 billion as all five major transportation modes carried more freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in December 2017 compared to December 2016, according to the TransBorder Freight Data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).

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