Figure 11 - Rail-Truck Intermodal Traffic in the United States: 1980 - 2004

Figure 11 - Rail-Truck Intermodal Traffic in the United States: 1980 - 2004

(Millions)

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Year Trailers Containers Total
1980 U U 3.1
1981 U U 3.2
1982 U U 3.4
1983 U U 4.1
1984 U U 4.6
1985 U U 4.6
1986 U U 5.0
1987 U U 5.5
1988 3.5 2.3 5.8
1989 3.5 2.5 6.0
1990 3.5 2.8 6.2
1991 3.2 3.0 6.2
1992 3.3 3.4 6.6
1993 3.5 3.7 7.2
1994 3.8 4.4 8.1
1995 3.5 4.4 7.9
1996 3.3 4.8 8.1
1997 3.5 5.2 8.7
1998 3.4 5.4 8.8
1999 3.2 5.7 8.9
2000 2.9 6.3 9.2
2001 2.6 6.3 8.9
2002 2.5 6.8 9.3
2003 2.6 7.4 9.9
2004 2.8 8.0 10.8

KEY: U = Data unavailable

NOTE: Container-trailer breakdown not available prior to 1988.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based on data from Association of American Railroads, 2004: Class I Rail Road Statistics, page 2; 1990-2003 Rail Road Facts 2003, page 26; 1980-1985 Rail Road Facts 1991, page 26; 1986-1989 Rail Road Facts 2001, page 26.