Office of Operations Freight Management and Operations

Technical Report Documentation Page

1. Report No.


2. Government Accession No.

3. Recipient's Catalog No.

4. Title and Subtitle

Freight Facts and Figures 2007

5. Report Date

November 2007


6. Performing Organization Code

7. Author(s)

Sharon Kim and Joanne Sedor, Battelle
Rolf Schmitt, FHWA

8. Performing Organization Report No.

9. Performing Organization Name and Address

901 D Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024

10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)


11. Contract or Grant No.

12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address

U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
Office of Freight Management and Operations
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590

13. Type of Report and Period Covered



14. Sponsoring Agency Code

15. Supplementary Notes


16. Abstract

This report provides an overview of freight transportation, focusing on the volume and value of freight shipments, the extent of the freight network, industry employment and productivity patterns, its safety record, energy use, and related environmental effects. Economic and social characteristics of the United States also are provided as background information. Metric data are available for several tables as well.

17. Key Word

Freight transportation, freight mobility, congestion, productivity, trade, economy, safety, energy use, emissions, employment

18. Distribution Statement


19. Security Classif. (of this report)


20. Security Classif. (of this page)


21. No. of Pages 68 + Covers


22. Price


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