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Our Nation's Highways: 2008

Figure 2-2. Freight Movement Modal Share by Tonnage and Dollar Value, 2006

The latest comprehensive goods movement data indicate that the U.S. transportation system moved nearly 21 billion tons of freight worth close to $15 trillion in 2006. Trucks alone moved over 60 percent in weight and over 65 percent of dollar value.

See paragraph above for explanation of this figure.

Data represented in the inset chart
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Data Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Freight Management and Operations, Freight Analysis Framework.

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