Freight Between US, Canada and Mexico Jumps

WASHINGTON, DC (TruckingnewsNow.com) — The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) says trucking freight traffic jumped dramatically between June, 2017 and June, 2018.

In a report just released, BTS says truck freight — valued at $66.6B, rose 5.3 percent over the 12 month period.

Broken down by border, U.S. to Canada traffic accounted for 56.3 percent of all northern border freight and was valued at $30.6B.

U.S. to Mexico traffic accounted for 69.4 percent of all southern border freight and was valued at $36B.

The busiest truck ports: Laredo, Texas with $15.6B, Detroit with $9.4B, and El Paso at $5.4B.

Computers and parts topped the list of commodities being transported ($13.2B) followed by electrical machinery ($10.6B) and motor vehicles and parts ($10.6B).

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