Table 1-41M. U.S. Tonne-Kilometers of Freight (Millions)

Table 1-41M. U.S. Tonne-Kilometers of Freight (Millions)

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  1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Air carrier, domestic, all servicesa 807 1,975 3,955 5,066 6,611 7,528 13,233 12,935 14,337 15,585 17,232 18,279 18,777 19,857 20,083
Intercity truck R416,093 R524,131 R601,510 R662,829 R810,286 R890,585 R1,073,082 1,106,661 1,189,880 1,257,038 1,325,657 R1,344,637 R1,419,096 R1,454,135 1,499,394
Class I railb R835,557 R1,018,884 R1,116,602 R1,101,189 R1,341,656 R1,280,375 R1,509,569 1,516,732 1,557,474 1,619,563 1,752,993 R1,906,272 R1,979,690 R1,969,398 2,010,096
Domestic water transportation                             
Coastwise U R441,709 R525,276 R461,127 d,R921,462 R892,010 R699,523 733,102 733,361 654,659 668,086 R642,893 R595,795 R510,762 459,694
Lakewise U 110,838 115,946 100,033 90,149 70,347 88,956 80,794 81,444 82,398 85,063 87,166 R85,168 90,761 90,013
Internal U 160,161 227,487 263,378 R331,915 R339,748 426,886 423,333 434,545 414,478 434,726 R447,233 433,307 R429,266 430,541
Intraport U 2,392 1,721 1,785 2,331 1,609 1,587 1,413 1,387 1,346 1,887 1,971 2,153 2,012 2,016
Total domestic water transportationcU 715,100 870,430 826,322 1,345,856 1,303,714 1,216,953 1,238,641 1,250,739 1,152,881 1,189,761 1,179,263 1,116,424 1,032,801 982,264
Oil pipeline334,334 446,752 R629,249 R740,207 R858,757 R823,864 R852,771 844,596 859,633 865,619 863,429 R877,591 R904,017 R900,075 904,892
TOTALR2,280,481 R2,706,794 R3,222,165 R3,336,043 R4,363,865 R4,305,466 R4,666,080 4,720,099 4,871,936 4,911,356 R5,149,332 R5,325,989 R5,438,407 R5,375,628 5,416,507

a Includes freight, express, and mail revenue tonne-kilometers as reported on U.S. DOT Form 41.  
b Revenue tonne-kilometers.  
c Excludes intraterritorial traffic, for which tonne-kilometers were not compiled.  
d Reflects startup between 1975 and 1980 of Alaska pipeline and consequent water transportation of crude petroleum from  Alaskan ports to mainland United States for refining. 

KEY: R = revised; U = data are not available. 

NOTE: Domestic water transportation numbers may not add to totals due to rounding. 

SOURCES:  
Air carrier, domestic, all services: 
1960-65: Civil Aeronautics Board, Handbook of Airline Statistics, 1969 (Washington, DC: 1970). 
1970-80: Ibid., Air Carrier Traffic Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual issues), p. 2, line 3. 
1985-98: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information, Air Carrier Traffic Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual issues), p. 2, line 3. 
Intercity truck: 
1960-98: Eno Transportation Foundation, Inc., Transportation in America, 1998 (Washington, DC: 1999), p. 44. 
Class I rail: 
1960-98: Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts 1998 (Washington, DC: 1999), p. 27. 
Domestic water transportion: 
1965-98: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterborne Commerce of the U.S. (New Orleans, LA: Annual issues), part 5, section 1, table 1-4, and similar tables in earlier editions. 
Oil pipeline: 
1960-70: Eno Transportation Foundation, Inc., Transportation in America, 1998 (Washington, DC: 1998), p. 44. 
1975: Association of Oil Pipe Lines, Shifts in Petroleum Transportation (Washington, DC: Annual issues), table 4. 
1980-98: Ibid., Shifts in Petroleum Transportation (Washington, DC: Annual issues), table 1.