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17.08.2017

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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)

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