WASHINGTON – The Federal Highway Administration has released its “Highway Freight Conditions and Performance Report to Congress,” as required by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. The report, the first ever issued by the FHWA on the National Highway Freight Network (NHFN), uses data from FHWA’s Freight Performance Measurement program to analyze the impacts of congestion and determine the operational capacity and efficiency of key freight routes throughout the U.S.
The latest data show the National Highway System is handling a record amount of freight, with trucks moving nearly 60 percent of the nation’s total freight volume (representing 30 million tons), and close to 70 percent of total freight value (representing about $34 billion), each year. The highway system remains the most-used mode of transport for freight by tonnage and value of goods moved.
The report is available at https://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/freight/infrastructure/nfn/index.htm.