NAFTA trade remained high in March, trucks moved 60 percent of goods

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Trucks carried 60.1 percent of the $101.5 billion in trade between the U.S. and North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico in March, according to the Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

March 2014’s U.S.-NAFTA trade total rose 6.2 percent from the same month last year and is the second highest amount on record. October 2013’s $103.089 is the highest on record.

Trucks joined pipeline, vessel and air in moving more goods in March 2014 than in March 2013. Truck freight grew 6.3 percent, carrying $31.2 billion in exports and $29.8 billion in imports, BTS reported.

Rail was the second largest mode, carrying 14.8 percent of U.S.-NAFTA trade.

Trucks carried 54.3 percent of the $56.6 billion in freight moved to and from Canada in March and 67.4 percent of the $44.9 billion in trade with Mexico.