U.S. logistics industry - Statistics & Facts

To serve customers efficiently, multinational and domestic firms provide tailored logistics and transportation solutions to ensure coordinated goods movement from origin to end user through various supply chain network segments. The United States is among the leading logistics markets based on the Logistics Performance Index.

The logistics industry in the United States is a highly integrated supply chain network that links producers and consumers through multiple transportation modes, including air and express delivery services, freight rail, maritime transport, and truck transport. The leading logistics companies in the U.S. include: XPO Logistics Inc., J.B. Hunt Transport Services, UPS Supply Chain Solutions, DHL Supply Chain and C.H. Robinson.

In the U.S., the logistics of physical items typically involves the integration of information flow, material handling, production, packaging, inventory, transportation, warehousing, and often security. In 2017, the value of American new private sector warehouse construction alone arose to around 28.9 billion U.S. dollars. Logistics services are involved at all levels in the planning and execution of the movement of goods. These may include through air and express delivery services (EDS), freight rail, maritime, or trucking.

In 2017, the total mail volume delivered by United States Postal Service alone was up to 149.5 billion units. The export value of U.S.-NAFTA air freight flows in May 2018 amounted to over 2.2 billion U.S. dollars and the volume of rail freight transported in the United States in 2017 amounted to over 2.4 trillion tone kilometers. The overall total U.S. ton-miles of freight are expected to reach 8.28 trillions of ton-miles by 2045.

UPS Inc. was the leading North American for-hire carrier in 2017 based on revenue, while FedEx Freight was the leading less-than-truckload carrier in 2017.

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