Truck travel in the U.S. up 225 per cent over 29 years

by Canadian Shipper

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ latest Pocket Guide to Transportation shows an increase of 225 percent over the last 29 years in miles traveled by trucks.

The report also showed that while the miles traveled by truck grew significantly, the miles traveled by passenger car increased by only 71 percent from 1970 to 1999.

The Pocket Guide to Transportation is a compact report that gives users access to information about our southern neighbor’s nation’s transportation system.

The Pocket Guide is divided into five sections and a glossary that cover the extent and use of the transportation system and its impacts on safety, the economy, energy use, and the environment. Much of the information is based on data from the Bureau’s publications, National Transportation Statistics 2000 and Transportation Statistics Annual Report 2000. BTS will release these publications within the next few months.

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