Freight Facts and Figures 2013
Figure 3-14. Major Truck Routes on the National Highway System: 2011
Selected routes carry a significant concentration of trucks, either as an absolute number or as a percentage of the traffic stream. Nearly 14,530 miles of the NHS carry more than 8,500 trucks per day on sections where at least every fourth vehicle is a truck. With each truck carrying an average of 16 tons of cargo, 8,500 trucks per day haul approximately 50 million tons per year.
AADTT is average annual daily truck traffic and includes all freight-hauling and other trucks with six or more tires. AADT is average annual daily traffic and includes all motor vehicles. NHS mileage as of 2011, prior to MAP-21 system expansion.
U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Freight Management and Operations, Freight Analysis Framework, version 3.4, 2013.
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