ATA: Truck Freight Movements Declined 1.61B Tons in 2020
12/02 12:53 PM
ATA: Truck Freight Movements Declined 1.61B Tons in 2020 OAKHURST, N.J. (DTN) --- The trucking industry moved 10.23 billion tons of freight in 2020, generating $732.3 billion in revenue, according to the latest edition of American Trucking Associations' American Trucking Trends 2021. Among the findings, in 2020 truck freight movements declined from 11.84 billion tons the year prior. The industry collected 80.4% of the nation's freight bill, unchanged from the previous year and trucking employed 7.65 million people in industry-related jobs, including 3.36 million professional truck drivers. Trucks moved 70.9% of the value of surface trade between the United States and Canada and 838% of cross-border trade with Mexico for a total of $695 billion worth of goods. "We knew that the pandemic had a significant impact on our industry, but this year's Trends shows that despite those challenges, the trucking industry remained our nation's lifeline - delivering the life-saving and life-sustaining essentials our country needed in a time of great need," said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello. (c) Copyright 2021 DTN, LLC. All rights reserved.
 
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