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Our Nation's Highways: 2008

Chapter 2. Introduction

While motor vehicles—automobiles, light trucks, vans, sports utility vehicles, and motorcycles—are the predominant forms of personal transportation, freight-carrying trucks predominate among all modes of freight movement in terms of tonnage and dollar value. The following figures and diagrams are snapshots of vehicle travel statistics on our highway system.

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