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There is much truth in that adage, “If you bought it, a truck brought it.” Ships and planes transport products around the world, but the last stage in the journey to their final destination is frequently via truck. This is true not only of products reaching store shelves, but the transportation of raw materials to factories at the start of the manufacturing process. In the U.S alone, more than 80 percent of all communities rely on trucks for the delivery of food, fuel, clothing and medicine.

FTSI doesn't measure shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.

Freight Index Reaches Another All-Time High

Several Other Economic Indicators Also Increased in July

The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, reached an all-time high in July, rising 1.4 percent in July from June, after a one month decline, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). The July 2017 index level… Read More


Improving surface infrastructure helps move shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.











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