ATA U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2032

Dec 02, 2021

ATA’s premier economic planning resource, the U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast outlines the current state of the industry and provides an outlook for changes to all modes of freight transportation for the next decade. This year’s Freight Transportation Forecast outlines current statistics for 2020 and projects anticipated changes through 2032. By providing information on revenue collected and tonnage hauled by each mode, as well as retail truck sales and class 8 vehicles in operation, Freight Transportation Forecast is an indispensable resource for motor-carriers, policy-makers, and those planning for the future of the industry.

A sampling of data found in Forecast includes:

  • Economic Forecast Annual Growth Rate
  • Domestic Transportation Market by Mode
  • Disposition of Freight by Mode
  • Freight Forecast Summary – All Modes
  • Summary of Primary Freight Forecast by Mode – Volume & Revenue
  • Truck Volume Forecast: For-Hire & Private Motor Carriers
  • Truck Revenue Forecast: For-Hire & Private Motor Carriers
  • After decreasing a COVID-19 induced 6.8% in 2020, the volume of freight transported in the U.S. is on track to recover with 7.4% growth in 2021;
  • Trucks handled an estimated 72.5% of total domestic tonnage and accounted for 80.4% of the nation’s freight bill in 2020;
  • The total revenue derived from primary freight shipments in the U.S. will increase from an estimated $1,083 billion in 2021 to $1,627 in 2032.

With many companies making strategic business decisions over long time periods, ATA’s U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2032 provides critical data for informed decision making. A long-term forecast is key to understanding where our industry, as well as all modes of freight transportation, are going.

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