Trucks transported the vast majority of freight by both weight and value in 2018 (68% and 73%, respectively). While pipelines and rail together accounted for over 25% of freight tonnage, they accounted for just over 12% of freight value. Domestic freight movement in 2018 totaled 16.5 billion tons with a total value of $14.8 billion.
Notes: Air transport includes freight movement to the airport. “Multiple modes & mail” includes parcel, U.S. Postal Service, or courier; truck and rail; truck and water; rail and water; and other multiple modes.
Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Freight Analysis Framework, Version 4.5.1, December 2019. Data Tabulation Tool queried July 2, 2020.