Trucks Carry the Most of the Increasing U.S.-NAFTA Trade


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According to new data from the U.S. Transportation Department, truck and pipeline were the most used modes in the increasing U.S.-NAFTA trade.

Truck trade increased with 2.6%, while pipeline grew only by 0.1% in February. The other modes, air, rail and vessel, all declined by different percentages. Surface transportation such as truck, rail and pipeline took care of 82.2% of all NAFTA freights.

54.4% of the freight trade with Canada was transported by trucks. 15.6% was transported by rail and 13.2% by pipeline. 83.1% of all U.S.-Canada trade was transported by surface modes.

As for trade with Mexico, trucks were used to transport 66.4% of all freight. Vessel and rail follow with 13.7%, while air and pipelines are much less used. 81% of all U.S.-Mexico trade was carried by surface transport.

Read the full article at Truckinginfo.