Freight Facts and Figures 2013
I. The Nation Served by Freight
The Nation's 118.7 million households, 7.4 million business establishments, and 89,004 governmental units are part of an economy that demands the efficient movement of freight. While the U.S. economy has been affected by an economic downturn, it is recovering and will continue to grow. Long-term economic growth will result in even greater demand for freight transportation.