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Companies involved in international trade in the United States, Mexico and Canada put more of their volumes in trucks in February, the Department of Transportation reported April 24.
Total cross-border freight among North American Free Trade Agreement partners rose 1% in February from a year earlier, but the truck-borne component grew by 2.6%, the highest rate among all transportation modes.
Trucks brought in $25.8 billion worth of imports from Canada and Mexico and delivered $27.8 billion in exports, for a combined total of $53.6 billion, DOT’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported.
Cars and light trucks were the most carried commodity by trucks over the border, while mineral fuels, oils and waxes were the most heavily traded commodities across all modes.