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Appendix A
Economic Effects of Transportation: The Freight Story
Final Report

Exhibit 14: Productivity Trends in the Trucking Industry

A line graph with two indexed lines, one showing trucking excluding local and the other showing ton-mile per employee from 1970 through 1998 with 1985 equal to 100. Trucking excluding local was approximately 65 in 1970, rising to 82 in 1980, 118 in 1990, and 139 in 1998. Ton-miles per employee was approximately 82 in 1970, rising to 98 in 1980, 119 in 1990, and 132 in 1998.

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