The USDOT's Bureau of Transportation Statistics recently released the 2017 edition of Freight Facts and Figures (pdf download), which contains national statistics and maps highlighting the extent, use, and consequences of freight transportation in the United States. Previous editions (2004-2015) can be found here.   

For an online accessible version of the 2017 Freight Facts and Figures by chapter, or to browse the individual datasets comprising the 2017 Freight Facts and Figures, please visit 

Friday, October 13, 2017- The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released Freight Facts and Figures 2017. This 12th edition is an in-depth report on the volume and value of freight flows in the United States; the extent, condition, and performance of the physical network over which freight moves; the economic conditions that generate freight movements; the industry that carries freight; and the safety, energy, and environmental implications of freight transportation. Freight Facts and Figures 2017 consists of 70 data tables and 32 figures, including 20 maps, in 108 pages. This report is intended to help decision makers, planners, and the public understand the magnitude and importance of freight transportation to the economy. BTS Media Contact: Dave Smallen (202) 366-5568.