Table 5-2: Domestic Freight Activity by Mode (Billions [Thousand millions] of metric ton-kilometers)


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Notes:

  Canada

Road: Data include activity of Canadian domiciled for-hire carriers with annual operating revenues of 1 million Canadian dollars or more. Prior to 2004, data include domiciled for-hire carriers for which most of their earnings are derived from long-distance (80 kms or more) shipments. Data excludes local (less than 25 kilometers) deliveries, and deliveries made by private trucks and small for-hire carriers. Since 2004, data include the local trucking sector and all shipments made by the companies on the survey frame are in-scope.

Pipeline: Data are for both oil pipelines and natural gas.

  Mexico

Total: Does not include data for pipelines because the data are unavailable.

Road: Includes only intercity truck activity on the Mexican federal highway system.

  United States

The revised numbers are revised from the original source.

Road: Data include for-hire and private truck.

Pipeline: Data are for both oil pipelines and natural gas.

1 short ton = approximately 0.90718474 metric tons.

 

Sources:
  Canada

Air: 1990-2001: Statistics Canada. Canadian Civil Aviation. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 51-206-XIE. http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=51-206-X&lang=eng, Annual and Statistics Canada. Aviation: Service Bulletin. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 51-004-XIB. http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=51-004-X&lang=eng.

2002-2015: Transport Canada. Economic Analysis Directorate based on Statistics Canada data (Ottawa, Ont: various years)

Coastal shipping, Great Lakes and inland waterways: Transport Canada. Economic Analysis Directorate based on Statistics Canada data (Ottawa, Ont.: various years).

Pipeline: Statistics Canada. Table 133-0002 Operating statistics of Canadian pipelines, monthly (kilometres) (table). CANSIM (database). http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a01?lang=eng (accessed October 21, 2016) and Statistics Canada. Table 129-0001 Operating statistics of Canadian natural gas carriers, monthly (table). CANSIM (database). http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a01?lang=eng (accessed October 21, 2016).

Rail: Transport Canada. Economic Analysis Directorate, Rail Traffic Database (Ottawa, Ont.: various years).

Road: 1990-2003: Statistics Canada. Trucking in Canada. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 53-222-XIE. http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=53-222-X&lang=eng, Annual.

2004-2014: Statistics Canada. Table 403-0004 Trucking commodity origin and destination survey (TCOD), trucking industry, annual (table). CANSIM (database). http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a01?lang=eng (accessed October 21, 2016).

 

  Mexico

Air: Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil. (Mexico City, D.F.: various years).

Water transport: Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. Coordinación General de Puertos y Marina Mercante. Special tabulations. (Mexico City, D.F.: various years).

Rail: Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. Based on data from Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México. Series Estadísticas 1990, 1995 and 1996. Dirección General de Tarifas, Transporte Ferroviario y Multimodal (Mexico City, D.F.: 1997-2004). As from 2005: Dirección General de Transporte Ferroviario y Multimodal. (Mexico City, D.F.: various years).

Road: Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. Dirección General de Autotransporte Federal. (Mexico City, D.F.: various years).

 

  United States

U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, derived from the following data sources:
2007 – present:
Air, Truck, Rail, Pipeline, Water: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Freight Management and Operations, Freight Analysis Framework, available at http://faf.ornl.gov/fafweb/Extraction1.aspx.
1990-2007:
Air: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information, Air Carrier Traffic Statistics (Washington, DC: December Issues).
Water: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterborne Commerce of the United States, Part 5 National Summaries.
Pipeline: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics (Washington, DC), table 1-50, available at www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics
Rail: Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts (Washington, DC: Annual Issues)
Truck: Eno Transportation Foundation, Transportation in America (Washington DC: 2007), 20th Edition