NORTH AMERICAN FREIGHT MOVEMENT: A CASE STUDY USING DATA FROM THE NORTH AMERICAN TRANSPORTATION STATISTICS PROJECT

This paper provides a statistical overview of the structure of freight transportation in Canada, Mexico, and the United States and the role of modes such as trucking and railroads in the continental flow of the commodities. The discussion begins with an overview of the North American Transportation Statistics (NATS) project and its contribution to the development of comparable transportation related statistics between the three countries. Using NATS project data, the second part of the paper discusses freight movement in terms of economy, employment and domestic activity in each country. Finally, the third section of the paper describes freight movement from an international perspective, focussing on the value of transborder trade by mode of transportation and a description of major border crossing and points of entry for trade among the three countries.

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  • Accession Number: 00799161
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 12 2000 12:00AM