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Freight Facts and Figures 2012

Figure 3-12. Average Daily Long-Haul Truck Traffic on the National Highway System: 2040

By 2040, long-haul freight truck traffic in the United States is expected to increase dramatically on the National Highway System (NHS). Forecast data indicate that truck travel may reach 590 million miles per day.


Figure 3-12. U.S. map showing National Highway System Routes with truck volume per day forecast for year 2040.

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Long-haul freight trucks typically serve locations at least 50 miles apart, excluding trucks that are used in movements by mutliple modes and mail.


U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Freight Management and Operations, Freight Analysis Framework, version 3.4, 2012.


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