Freight numbers for August remain strong

| Friday, October 24, 2014

U.S.-NAFTA freight hit $100.6 billion in August, making it the sixth consecutive month to exceed $100 billion, according to TransBorder Freight Data.

With a $4.2 billion increase from last year, truck freight contributed the most with $1.9 billion. All five major modes of transportation – air, vessel, pipeline, rail and trucks – had better numbers in August compared with August 2013.

Trucks carry three-fifths of U.S.-NAFTA freight and are the most heavily utilized mode for moving goods to and from both U.S.-NAFTA partners. Trucks carried 59.6 percent of U.S.-NAFTA freight in August 2014, accounting for $28.8 billion of imports and $31.2 billion of exports.

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