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U.S.-NAFTA Trade Exceeds $100 Billion for 5th Month in a Row

(Today’s Trucking)

More freight moved across the Canada-U.S. and U.S.-Mexico borders in July compared to the same time last year and most of that freight was moved by trucks, according to figures from the U.S. Transportation Department.

U.S.-NAFTA freight increased by 8.5% in July 2014 compared to July 2013 and totaled $101.1 billion. July was the fifth month in a row to go over the $100-billion mark.

Trucks carried 52.7% of the $55.2 billion of freight to and from Canada, followed by rail at 15.2%, pipeline at 14.8%, vessel at 6.3% and air at 4%. The surface transportation modes of truck, rail and pipeline carried 82.8% of the total U.S.-Canada freight flows. Read more here.