According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index the total amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 2 percent in June compared to May 2013. The BTS analysis was that the 2 percent decrease was driven by a decline in rail carloads and pipeline shipments. Compared to June of last year, freight shipments were up 1.8 percent.
Information gathered from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ website. For more details and charts please visit http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/press_releases/bts037_13