Prepared for Frederik R. | Delivered November 3, 2020
Freight Transportation Spend
To determine the freight transportation spend broken down by industry (such as NAICS breakdown) in the United States. Additional information on how this spend breaks down by geography and freight types (FTL and LTL) are also important to this research.
According to Statista, the size of the freight transportation industry in the United States was
in 2018. Less-than-truckload (LTL) accounted for
of this market. [If the data is not accessible on the Statista website, please visit
for a screenshot of the same.]
Per the Statista report, the biggest segment of the United States freight transportation industry in 2018 was "truckload and private truckload," which accounted for
of the total market.
by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) under the Department of Transportation covers the use of transportation across 20 sectors, including construction, agriculture, wholesale trade, retail trade, manufacturing, and utilities.
For example, the total amount of transportation used by the wholesale trade industry was
, out of which in-house truck transportation accounted for
Per the source from the BTS, the total amount of transportation used by the manufacturing industry was
in 2018, out of which for-hire truck operations accounted for
and in-house truck transportation accounted for
Summary of Early Findings
Our initial findings indicate that the requested data across industry, freight types, and geography may not exist in a single source. We found different sources providing answers to different aspects of the research questions.
) provided the total freight transportation spend broken down by segment including less-than-truckload (LTL) and parcel.
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
provides the transportation spend
broken down by sector and further breaks this down by the type of transportation.
There are also additional reports by the Department of Transportation that provides additional information on the state of freight transportation in the United States such as:
Freight Transportation System
Extent & Use"
System Condition & Performance"
in the United States"
National Freight Strategic Plan
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