Table 3-1 Weight and Value of Shipments by Transportation Mode: 2007, 2011, and 2040 Estimates

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  2007 2011 2040
  Weight Value Weight Value Weight Value
  Millions of tons Billions of 2007 U.S. Dollars Millions of tons Billions of 2007 U.S. Dollars Millions of tons Billions of 2007 U.S. Dollars
All modes, total 18,879 16,651 17,622 16,804 28,520 39,265
Truck 12,778 10,780 11,301 10,573 18,786 21,465
Rail 1,900 512 1,895 515 2,770 898
Water 950 340 825 279 1,070 337
Air, air & truck 13 1,077 17 1,219 53 5,043
Multiple modes & mail 1,415 2,877 1,618 3,099 3,575 9,925
Pipeline 1,507 723 1,652 779 1,740 776
Other & unknown 316 341 313 341 526 821

NOTES: Numbers may not add to total due to rounding. The 2011 data are provisional estimates, which are based on selected modal and economic trend data. All truck, rail, water, and pipeline movements that involve more than one mode, including exports and imports that change mode at international gateways, are included in multiple modes & mail to avoid double counting. As a consequnce, rail and water totals in this table are less than those reported in other sources.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Freight Management and Operations, Freight Analysis Framework, version 3.4, 2012.