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January 29, 2016

U.S. Cross-Border Freight Declines More Than 8%

The value of trans-border freight movements between the U.S. and its neighbors took a steep decline, according to new U.S. Transportation Department numbers, while Canada regained its historical rank as top North America trade partner after falling behind Mexico.

January 11, 2016

Southern Cross-Border Freight Outpaces U.S.-Canada Cargo for First Time

A measure of freight moving between the U.S. and its neighbors to the north and south shows for the first time the total value of U.S.-Mexico freight flows exceeded those between the U.S. and Canada.

September 29, 2015

U.S.-Cross Border Freight Movements Drop 8% in Value

The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its next door neighbors Canada and Mexico totaled $93 billion in July 2015. All modes except air carried less freight than in July 2014.

August 27, 2015

Cross-Border Freight Value Falls During June

The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its North America Free Trade Agreement partners fell in June, according to a new Transportation Department report, totaling $99 billion, as all modes except truck carried less freight.

June 25, 2015

U.S. Cross-Border Freight Value Declines

The value of U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $93.3 billion in April, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures, down 6.8% from the same time a year earlier.

April 23, 2015

Trucks Move More U.S.-NAFTA Freight, Overall Level Declines

Freight movements between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico fell in February, hitting its lowest level in terms of value since 2011, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures.

April 6, 2015

Cross-Border Truck Freight Rises in January

The amount of freight moved between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement neighbors of Canada and Mexico totaled $89.3 billion in January, according to U.S. Transportation Department figures, down 1.2% from a year earlier,

March 18, 2015

U.S. Freight Movements with Canada, Mexico Increase 4.5% Last Year

The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its North America neighbors increased 4.5% in 2014 compared to a year earlier, while over the longer term trucking has some lost market share to other transportation modes.

February 26, 2015

Trucks Continue Moving Majority of U.S.-NAFTA Trade

The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its North America neighbors increased for the 11th consecutive month in December while the total level for 2014 was better than the year before.

January 29, 2015

Trucks See Most of Cross-Border Freight Increase

Newly released U.S. Transportation Department figures show the amount of freight moved between the U.S. and its Canadian and Mexican neighbors edged higher by just 0.1% in November from the same time a year earlier.

January 8, 2015

Trucks Drive Cross-Border Freight, Hitting Record High Level

The amount of freight moved between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners of Canada and Mexico increased in October compared to the same time a year ago, hitting the highest level on record.

November 25, 2014

U.S.-NAFTA Freight Jumps 8.2% from Year Earlier

The amount freight moved between the U.S. and its neighbors of Canada and Mexico totaled $102.2 billion in September, an 8.2% gain from a year ago, as all five major transportation carried more cargo, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures.

October 23, 2014

U.S. NAFTA Freight Above $100 Billion for Sixth Straight Month

U.S. freight movements with Canada and Mexico saw imports increase 3.6% while exports gained 5.2% from a year earlier, according to the U.S. Transportation Department.

October 20, 2014

U.S., Mexico Sign Agreement Streamlining Freight Movements

A new agreement between the U.S. and Mexico allows stronger collaboration between CBP's Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism program, commonly known as C-TPAT, and Mexico’s equivalent, to streamline the flow of goods between the two countries.

September 25, 2014

U.S.-NAFTA Freight Movements Gain 8.5% in July, Led by Trucking

New U.S. Transportation Department figures show it totaled $101.1 billion, with increases in all five major transportation modes: air, vessel, pipeline, rail, and trucks. This is the fifth consecutive month with U.S.-NAFTA freight flows exceeding $100 billion.

August 28, 2014

Trucking Adds to 10.2% Gain in U.S.-NAFTA Freight Movements

U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $103 billion in June as all five major transportation modes carried more cargo by value than during June 2013, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures.

July 9, 2014

New Central America Canal Route Unveiled, Impact on World Shipping Uncertain

A new trade route has been settled on linking the Pacific Ocean with the Caribbean and Atlantic Ocean, which could be a boon that changes the face of container shipping, or be a boondoggle.

June 24, 2014

Canadian Truckers Slam Increasing U.S. Border Fees

Canadian truckers have blasted a U.S. proposal that would greatly hike some fees at the border. The fleet group, the Canadian Trucking Alliance, says it strongly objects to a proposal from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to substantially raise the Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service fees.

May 29, 2014

Trucking Increases Share with U.S.-NAFTA Trade Hike

U.S. trade with its next-door neighbors totaled $101.5 billion in March 2014, the second highest amount on record, as four of five transportation modes carried more freight than the same time a year ago, according to new U.S. Transportation Department report.

April 24, 2014

U.S.-NAFTA Trade Increases, Trucks Gain Most of Any Mode

Two of five transportation modes, truck and pipeline, carried more U.S.-North American Free Trade Agreement freight in February 2014 than compared to the same time a year earlier, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures.

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