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Appendix B

TRUCK TRAFFIC AT THE TWENTY-EIGHT MAJOR BORDER CROSSINGS

Trucking activity at the 28 border crossings of interest to this study is detailed in this appendix. Except where noted, the material is based on ISTEA 6015 Study: Assessment of Border Crossings and Transportation Corridors for North American Trade (West), Making Things Work: Transportation and Trade Expansion in Western North America, Volume 4: Profiles of Western U.S.-Canada Border Crossings. The statistics are for 1992.

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Blaine-Pacific Highway

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    STAA-NHS/CNHS

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    I-5 and BC 99

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    Largest commercial crossing on western border

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    Southbound Traffic:

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      FY 1992 = 745 trucks/day

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        FY 1993 = 786 trucks/day

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        FY 1994 = 867 trucks/day

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      Wood, lumber, paper and printed matter, metals and metal products, manufactured goods

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    Northbound Traffic:

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      CY 1992 = 737 trucks/day ^ CY 1994 = 953 trucks/day [339 U.S./614 Canadian]

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        About 15% (100-125/day) handle containers

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        Majority of containers are 40 ft

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        Containers are handled on: 3-S2s (often heavy on the drive tandem (16,500 kg) carrying 40 ft); on the specialized “Stinson lowbed trailer” (25 in total); sometimes in trains (40 ft + 20 ft or 3-20 ft)

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        5-axle reefers carrying produce (particularly in winter)--many returning SB empty; also general freight; some lumber

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        New combinations (4-axle tractors with a single center lift axle coupled to 4-axle semitrailers with a single rear lift tag axle--with the lift axles having to be lifted to enter BC) are being used by Puget Sound Trucks in Bellingham Washington; vans and flat decks; grossing at 101,500 lb

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    BN Railroad moves through the same site; 5000 rail cars/mo (165/day).

Sources:

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    Supplied by Bruce Fuller, Pacific Scale Manager, 604-5381121 or Ron Oldridge, Manager

Commercial Transport, 604-3876444, B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Highways.

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    Supplied by U.S. Customs, Blaine Washington, June 13, 1995.

^ Derived from Statistics Canada computer runs, June 19, 1995.

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Lynden-Aldergrove

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    STAA-NHS

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    US 539 and BC 13

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    Southbound Traffic:

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      FY 1992 = 60 trucks/day

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        FY 1993 = 58 trucks/day

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        FY 1994 = 61 trucks/day

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      Lumber, wood products, shakes and shingles, livestock and hog feed, bagged and bulk fertilizer, seed potatoes

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    Northbound Traffic:

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      CY 1992 = 109 trucks/day ^ CY 1994 = 104 trucks/day [31 U.S./73 Canadian]

Sources:

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    Supplied by U.S. Customs, Blaine Washington, June 13, 1995

^ Derived from Statistics Canada computer runs, June 19, 1995

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