Trucking continues to be the dominant U.S. mode of freight transportation, hauling 67% of freight last year, according to a new American Trucking Associations report.
“American Trucking Trends” said the trucking industry moved 9.2 billion tons of freight last year — equating to $603.9 billion, or 80.9%, of the nation’s total freight bill.
“Despite all of the worries about slipping back into a recession, both the trucking industry and the macro-economy are gaining some momentum,” the report states.
ATA President Bill Graves called the report the “singularly most important” guide to trucking industry facts and said it shows trucking is the “driving force” behind the improving economy.
“Safe, reliable and efficient motor carriers enable businesses throughout the entire supply chain to keep inventories lean, thereby saving the economy billions of dollars each year,” Graves said in a statement.
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