The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.5 percent in February, according to DOT numbers.
Trade with North American Free Trade Agreement countries Canada and Mexico fell 2.2 percent in December from November.
In 2010, the Freight TSI increased 0.4 percent.
Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported the Freight TSI has increased in 14 of the last 18 months.
October’s Freight Transportation Services Index increased 0.2 percent from September, rising for a second straight month.
The Freight Transportation Services Index for September rose 1.0 percent from August and 2.1 percent from September 2009.
The value of U.S. surface transportation trade with Canada and Mexico rose 10.9 percent in August from July.
Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported the Freight TSI has risen 5 percent over the last 14 months.
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