The value of U.S. trade with Canada and Mexico carried by truck declined by 1.5% in January, compared with a month earlier, and was the smallest decline among all modes, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported March 24.
The value of cross-border freight carried on all modes fell 7.7% to $82.4 billion year-over-year, reflecting in part the sharp drop in crude oil prices, according to BTS.
The value declines on other modes included: vessel off 37.3%, pipeline down 32.7%, air off 12.8% and rail down 3.5%, BTS said.
Once again, trucks proved to be the most heavily used mode for moving goods to and from both U.S.-Nafta partners, and carried 66.5% of the freight, BTS said.
Trucks accounted for $28.4 billion of the $44.6 billion of imports, or 63.7%, and $26.4 billion of the $37.9 billion of exports, good for a 69.7% share, according to BTS.