Monday, January 12, 2009

US-Canada Trucks Decline

(Courtney Tower — Journal of Commerce)

The busiest U.S.-Canada truck crossing suffered a sharp decline in traffic in December, and for all of 2008.

The Ambassador Bridge linking Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, had 181,938 truck crossings in December, down 17.9 percent on-year, the Public Border Operators Association reported.

Crossings totaled 2,885,047 for all of 2008, off 15.1 percent from 2007.

The second-busiest link, the Blue Water Bridge, 60 miles downriver from Detroit-Windsor, had 98,449 crossings in December, a decrease of 11.87 percent from a year ago. For the year, traffic fell 2.45 percent to 1.57 million trucks. Read more here.