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Freight Facts and Figures 2012

Figure 3-13. Major Truck Routes on the National Highway System: 2007

Selected routes carry a significant concentration of trucks, either as an absolute number or as a percentage of the traffic stream. Nearly 6,000 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.


Figure 3-13. U.S. map showing major truck routes for year 2007.

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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.


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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