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Freight Facts and Figures 2013

Figure 3-13. 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 NHS. Forecast data indicate that truck travel may reach 460 million miles per day.

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Figure 3-13. U.S. map showing projected long-haul truck volumes for 2040, with volumes greatly increased from the 2011 version of the map.

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Long-haul freight trucks typically serve locations at least 50 miles apart, excluding trucks that are used in movements by multiple modes and mail. NHS mileage as of 2011, prior to MAP-21 system expansion.


U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Freight Management and Operations, Freight Analysis Framework, version 3.4, 2013.


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