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Jun 26, 2016

NAFTA freight * USA: 16th straight decrease

* DC - U.S.A. / NAFTA: Freight down from previous month

--- Trucks carried more U.S. freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in April 2016 compared to April 2015 but declines in all other freight modes led to a 3.2 percent decrease, to $90.4 billion, in total cross-border freight. April was the 16th consecutive month that the value of U.S.-NAFTA Freight declined from the same month of the previous year, according to data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)... The value of commodities moving by truck increased 0.8 percent as the value of incoming freight from Mexico and Canada exceeded the 3.6 percent decrease in shipments from the U.S.A... Trucks carried 66.8 percent of U.S.-NAFTA freight...
(Photo: Truck traffic backs up south of the Ambassador Bridge approach Tuesday in Windsor, Ont.)  --  Washington, DC, USA - The Trucker News Services - 23 June 2016

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