Table 4-5 U.S. Domestic Freight Ton-Miles by Mode

Table 4-5 U.S. Domestic Freight Ton-Miles by Mode

(Billions)

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Mode 1980 1990 2000 2004 Percent change, 1980-2004
Total 3,404 3,622 4,329 4,575 34.4
Air 4.8 10.4 15.8 16.5 239.9
Truck 629.7 848.8 1,192.8 1,314.6 108.8
Railroad 932 1,064.4 1,546.3 1,684.5 80.7
Water 921.8 833.5 645.8 621.2 -32.6
Pipeline 915.7 864.8 927.9 938 2.4

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, forthcoming update to National Transportation Statistics, Table 1-4b, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/.