More growth forecast for trucking

Trucking will increase its share of the nation’s freight pool and continue to dominate domestic freight movement into the next decade, according to the American Trucking Assns. (ATA)

Trucking will increase its share of the nation’s freight pool and continue to dominate domestic freight movement into the next decade, according to the American Trucking Assns. (ATA) in its U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2017.

Trucking’s total tonnage share will rise to 69.2% in 2011 and to 69.5% by 2017. In 2005, the share was 68.9%. Trucking’s share in total revenue is projected to reach 85.1% by 2017, up from 84.3% last year.

“Trucks have steadily increased their share of the nation’s freight pool,” said ATA president & CEO Bill Graves. “The trucking industry is a critical part of delivering the American quality of life and is meeting the needs and demands of the U.S. economy.”

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