Infographic: Freight Commodity Statistics

Emily RicksFreight Market Blog

Infographic: Freight Commodity Statistics

Bureau of Transportation Statistics data shows other fossil fuel products, including coal and petroleum products, were the top commodity by weight at 3.2 billion tons. More than 75% of this commodity is being moved by pipeline. Electronics were the top commodity by value at $2 trillion. Truck was the preferred method of shipment for electronics, holding more than a 60% share of these shipments. Not surprisingly, truck dominates the low- to mid-length of haul routes while rail is the preferred mode for 1,000 to 2,000 miles.