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Freight Facts and Figures 2011

V. Safety, Energy, and Environmental Implications of Freight Transportation

Growing demand for freight transportation heightens concerns about its safety, energy consumption, and environmental impacts. While safety in all freight modes continues to be monitored actively, the environmental implications of freight transportation only recently have been considered separately from passenger travel. At the same time, the availability of energy consumption data has declined with the discontinuation of the Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey.

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