TABLE 7. Truck, Train, and Container Crossings into the United States from Canada and Mexico: 2000-2008

TABLE 7. Truck, Train, and Container Crossings into the United States from Canada and Mexico: 2000-2008

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(Crossings, thousands)

Mode 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Percent change, 2000-2008 Percent change, 2007-2008
Crossings from Canada and Mexico
Trucks 11,574 11,082 11,343 10,966 11,408 11,460 11,409 11,442 10,761 -7.0 -6.0
Truck containers 10,433 10,880 11,254 10,952 11,288 11,453 11,410 11,219 10,626 1.9 -5.3
Full 7,685 7,943 8,341 8,325 8,666 8,850 8,721 8,428 7,680 -0.1 -8.9
Empty 2,748 2,937 2,914 2,626 2,622 2,603 2,689 2,791 2,947 7.2 5.6
Trains 40.6 41.0 40.3 41.6 41.1 42.3 42.7 41.0 40.0 -1.3 -2.4
Rail containers 2,167 2,362 2,433 2,476 2,626 2,669 2,727 2,753 2,675 23.5 -2.8
Full 1,482 1,598 1,656 1,669 1,790 1,794 1,792 1,748 1,645 11.1 -5.9
Empty 685 764 777 807 836 875 935 1,005 1,029 50.3 2.4
Crossings from Canada
Trucks 7,048 6,777 6,916 6,728 6,904 6,784 6,649 6,559 5,895 -16.4 -10.1
Truck containers 6,232 6,591 6,820 6,606 6,775 6,775 6,670 6,366 5,782 -7.2 -9.2
Full 5,335 5,571 5,818 5,673 5,818 5,819 5,675 5,362 4,698 -11.9 -12.4
Empty 897 1,021 1,002 933 958 956 995 1,004 1,084 20.9 8.0
Trains 33.4 33.6 32.5 33.9 33.3 32.8 32.5 30.4 29.8 -11.0 -1.9
Rail containers 1,595 1,779 1,830 1,868 1,951 1,941 1,924 1,940 1,899 19.0 -2.1
Full 1,215 1,331 1,386 1,402 1,485 1,458 1,408 1,383 1,313 8.0 -5.1
Empty 379 448 444 466 466 483 515 557 586 54.4 5.1
Crossings from Mexico
Trucks 4,526 4,305 4,427 4,238 4,504 4,676 4,760 4,883 4,866 7.5 -0.3
Truck containers 4,201 4,288 4,434 4,345 4,513 4,678 4,740 4,853 4,844 15.3 -0.2
Full 2,350 2,372 2,523 2,652 2,848 3,031 3,047 3,066 2,982 26.9 -2.7
Empty 1,851 1,916 1,911 1,693 1,665 1,646 1,694 1,787 1,862 0.6 4.2
Trains 7.1 7.5 7.8 7.8 7.8 9.5 10.2 10.6 10.3 44.4 -3.6
Rail containers 572 583 602 607 675 729 803 814 776 35.8 -4.6
Full 266 267 270 266 306 336 383 365 333 24.9 -9.0
Empty 306 316 333 341 370 393 420 448 444 45.2 -1.0

NOTES: Data do not represent individual unique vehicles. Border-crossing data for outgoing vehicle and equipment crossings are not collected for all land ports. Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Border Crossing Data 2000-2008, based on data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, Operations Management Database, as of May 10, 2009.