Freight Facts and Figures

Freight Facts and Figures, developed by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), is a collection of charts and statistical tables about freight transportation in the United States. These interactive visualizations and tables provide a snapshot of freight movement; the extent, condition, and performance of the freight transportation system; the economic characteristics of the transportation industry and its contribution to the U.S. economy; and the safety, energy, and environmental aspects of freight transportation.
The digital version of Freight Facts and Figures replaces the printed publication that was produced annually from 2004 to 2018.  The digital format features interactive charts and tables, content updates on a regular basis, and open and accessible data.
BTS strives to continually improve Freight Facts and Figures. If you have a suggestion on how to make this product better, find an issue, or have a question, please contact us at at We welcome your feedback.

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