U.S. truck border entries up 9.4% in 2010

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The number of truck crossings into the United States from Canada and Mexico was 10.2 million in 2010, 9.4 percent more than in 2009, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics, a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration.

The truck-crossing numbers are included in 2010 data that also includes numbers of incoming trains, buses, containers, personal vehicles and pedestrians entering the United States through land ports and ferry crossings on the U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico border.

The database shows that 165.7 million people crossed into the United States from Mexico in personal vehicles or as pedestrians in 2010, a 9.1 percent decrease from 2009. Also, 57.2 million people entered the United States from Canada in personal vehicles or as pedestrians in 2010, a 6.1 percent increase from 2009.

Border crossing/entry data from 1995 to 2010 can be found at www.bts.gov/programs/international/transborder/TBDR_BC/TBDR_BC_Index.html.