Trucking-related revenue hits $312 billion

Revenue for truck transportation, couriers and messengers, and warehousing and storage totaled $312 billion in 2006, compared with $293 billion in 2005, according to the United States Census Bureau.

In 2006, commercial trucks in the United States traveled 91 billion miles, with revenues hitting $220 billion. Of that total, motor carrier revenue amounted to $204 billion, with 67 percent from long-distance trucking and $67.9 billion from local trucking.

Within US borders, trucking accounted for $196 billion, or 96 percent, of motor carrier revenue in 2006. Revenue from truck transportation with Canada, Mexico, and all other destinations totaled $8 billion.

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