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Freight Shipments by Mode

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Weight and Value of Freight Shipments by Domestic Mode: 2017

Domestic Mode Weight
(thousands of tons)
 (millions of current dollars)
Truck 11,520,318 12,421,511
Rail 1,738,346 690,459
Water 766,322 363,500
Air (including truck-air) 5,871 591,253
Multiple modes and mail 495,680 2,328,112
Pipeline 3,049,857 942,007
Other and unknown 39,210 97,633
No domestic mode 208,676 66,410
Total (All modes) 17,824,281 17,500,885

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SOURCE:  U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics and Federal Highway Administration, Freight Analysis Framework, version 4.5, 2019.

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