The latest edition of American Trucking trends confirmed that trucking is still the leader in freight throughout the United States. This news offers some relief for the industry after concerns of congestion and crippling infrastructure were paired with challenges brought on by new regulations.

Here are some of the reported findings:
• In 2013, trucks moved 69.1% of all domestic freight tonnage, up from 68.5% the previous year.
• The industry also collected 81.2% of all freight revenue, up from 80.7% in 2012.
• Trucks move the majority of all NAFTA trade, hauling 55.4% of all trade with Canada and 65.4% of all trade with Mexico.
• Trucking employed more than 7 million people in 2013.

“This report shows once again what a critical role trucking plays in the U. economy,” said American Trucking Associations president and CEO Bill Graves. “Trucking continues to move the most, and most valuable, freight in the United States despite the challenges of congestion, regulations and crumbling infrastructure.”

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