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Borderlands: Trucks carried 71% of all US-Mexico cargo moved in September

Trucks carried the majority of U.S.-Mexico cross-border freight during the month of September, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).

Cross-border trucking freight between the U.S. and Mexico totaled $38.7 billion, or 70.6% of all cross-border freight during September, up 13% compared to the same period last year.

Cross-border truck freight between the U.S. and Canada in September totaled $29.9 billion, 55% of all northern border freight.

Rail transported $7 billion worth of U.S.-Mexico freight in September, followed by ocean vessels

at $5 billion, air transport at $1.5 billion and pipelines at $1 billion.

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