of America interconnected network of highways, rail-roads, airports, pipelines,
and waterways and ports is essential to most economic activities in the country
and enabling opportunity to access markets throughout the United States and the
Here we want to
give a short report about freight shipments in United States. We used
information from sources like Commodity Flow Survey (CFS)
and other data sources. We also try to show changes in freight movements during
some years. We also try to discuss the relationship between transportation and
economic activities and showing the trends in length of haul, shipment size,
and commodities shipped.
transportation system, with giving services to more than 7 million domestic
businesses and more than 300 million residents while employing 1 out of 7
United States workers is the largest transportation system in the world.
The Bureau of
Transportation Statistics (BTS) estimates that in average 2.4 percent increase in commercial freight
transportation will be happened per year.
carried 59.9 percent of U.S.-NAFTA freight and were the most heavily utilized
mode for moving goods to and from both U.S.-NAFTA partners. Trucks accounted
for $348.7 billion of the $640.2 billion of imports (54.5 percent) and $365.9
billion of the $552.5 billion of exports (66.2 percent)
remained the second largest mode, moving 14.9 percent of all U.S.-NAFTA
freight, followed by vessel, 8.7 percent; pipeline, 7.9 percent and air, 3.7
percent. The surface transportation modes of truck, rail and pipeline carried
82.7 percent of the total U.S.-NAFTA freight flows.
trucks carry almost three-fifths of U.S.-NAFTA freight, 59.9 percent in 2014,
its share has decreased by 3.7 percentage points from 2004, the first year of
BTS data for all modes. During the last decade, pipeline’s percentage share
rose 2.5 points while vessel rose 2.2 points.
From every 10 Dollars produced in US, more than 1 dollar is related to transportation activity. Transportation employs more than 20 million people in America both in direct transportation and in non transportation industries.
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