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NAFTA Freight Jumps Another 8.2%

(Today’s Trucking)

Truckers hauled 8.2% more freight between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico in September 2014 than in September 2013, according to the U.S. Transportation Department.

NAFTA freight totalled $102.2 billion in September, making it the seventh month in a row to go over $100 billion. Year-to-date NAFTA freight is 4.9% higher than during the same time in 2013.

Trucks carried 54% of the $57.4 billion of freight to and from Canada, followed by rail at 16.1%, pipeline at 13.3%, vessel at 5.3% and air at 4.3%. The surface transportation modes of truck, rail and pipeline carried 83.4% of the total U.S.-Canada freight flows. Read more here.