Office of Operations Freight Management and Operations

Freight Facts and Figures 2013

Technical Report Documentation Page

1. Report No.


2. Government Accession No.

3. Recipient's Catalog No.

4. Title and Subtitle

Freight Facts and Figures 2013

5. Report Date

January 2014

6. Performing Organization Code

7. Author(s)

Ed Strocko, FHWA; Michael Sprung and Long Nguyen, BTS; Christopher Rick and Joanne Sedor, SAIC

8. Performing Organization Report No.

9. Performing Organization Name and Address

11251 Roger Bacon Drive
Reston, VA 20190

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, and related safety, energy use, and 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 Words

Freight transportation, freight network, freight mobility, performanc, productivity, trade, economy, safety, energy use, emissions, employment, shipments

18. Distribution Statement

No restrictions.

19. Security Classification (of this report)


20. Security Classification (of this page)


21. No of Pages


22. Price


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