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  • Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Contact: pressoffice@dot.gov  
  • 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 
  • U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.8 percent more workers in March 2018 than in March 2017: The highest monthly full-time equivalent (FTE) employment total (434,243 FTEs) since December 2004 (436,909 FTEs). The 53rd consecutive month that U.S. scheduled passenger airline FTEs exceeded the same month of the previous year.
  • U.S. airlines’ February systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passenger enplanements rose 1.4 percent from January, rising to 72.8 million to reach a new all-time seasonally-adjusted high.
  • The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 1.4 percent in March from February, rising for the second consecutive month to reach an all-time high. The March 2018 index level (130.8) was 38.0 percent above the April 2009 low during the most recent recession.

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