Table 1: U.S. Domestic Freight Ton-Miles by Mode

Table 1: U.S. Domestic Freight Ton-Miles by Mode

(ton-miles, billions)

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  1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Percent Change 1996 - 2005
Air 13.8 13.9 14.1 14.5 15.8 13.3 13.8 15.1 16.5 15.7 14.3%
Truck 1,062.0 1,110.6 1,139.8 1,176.4 1,192.8 1,213.2 1,245.5 1,264.8 1,281.6 1,293.3 21.8%
Railroad 1,377.1 1,391.1 1,448.4 1,503.7 1,546.3 1,599.3 1,605.5 1,603.6 1,684.5 1,733.8 25.9%
Water 764.7 707.4 672.8 655.9 645.8 621.7 612.1 606.1 621.2 591.3 -22.7%
Coastwise 408.1 349.8 314.9 292.7 283.9 274.6 263.7 278.9 279.9 263.5 -35.4%
Lakewise 58.3 62.2 61.7 57.0 57.9 50.9 53.7 47.5 55.7 51.9 -11.0%
Internal 296.8 294.0 294.9 304.7 302.6 294.9 293.4 278.4 284.1 274.4 -7.6%
Intraport 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.5 1.5 3.1%
Pipeline 956.6 956.5 953.5 950.2 927.9 910.0 932.0 925.2 938.0 903.8 -5.5%
Oil & Oil Products 619.2 616.5 619.8 618.0 577.0 576.0 586.0 590.0 599.6 572.0 -7.6%
Natural Gas 337.4 340.0 333.7 332.2 350.9 334.0 346.0 335.2 338.4 331.8 -1.7%
TOTAL 4,174.1 4,179.4 4,228.6 4,300.6 4,328.6 4,357.5 4,409.0 4,414.8 4,541.7 4,537.9 8.7%

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, calculations using data from various sources. Numbers may not add to total due to rounding. See box at the end of this report for details.