Trucking still USA's top freight transport mode
The US trucking industry generated revenues of USD 676.2 billion in 2016, representing 79.8% of the nation’s freight bill, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA).
Trucks moved 10.42 billion t of freight – 70.6% of all domestic freight tonnage. There were 33.8 million trucks registered for business purposes, including 3.68 million class 8 trucks.
The US trucking industry is primarily made up of small businesses: 91% of all motor carriers operate six or fewer vehicles and 97.3% operate less than 20.
The ATA said that this latest data confirms that trucking is the country's leading freight transport mode. (ben)