Truck Movements Into U.S. Increase for Fourth Straight Year

July 25, 2014

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The number of commercial truck crossings into the United States from Canada and Mexico was 10.8 million in 2013, 1.1% more than in 2012, according to new U.S. Department of Transportation figures.

The increase follows ones from 2010 to 2012 after four years of declines from 2005 to 2009, a period that includes the last recession.

The truck-crossing numbers are included in the 2013 Border Crossing/Entry Data, just posted on the Bureau of Transportation Statistics website. The database also includes numbers of incoming trains, buses, containers, personal vehicles, and pedestrians entering the United States through land ports and ferry crossings on the U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico border.

The database shows that there were 163.3 million person crossings into the U.S. from Mexico in personal vehicles or as pedestrians in 2013, a 4.6% increase from 2012.

There were an additional 62.8 million person crossings into the U.S. from Canada in personal vehicles or as pedestrians in 2013, a 0.5% increase in person crossings from 2012. 

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