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. 


Eric is the Chief Marketing Officer of JW Surety Bonds. With years of experience in the surety industry, he is also a contributing author to the surety bond blog. He has held a range of different roles within the surety industry, from agent assistant to bond issuer, which gives him a unique insider perspective on surety related topics.

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