Sources

Freight Plans

National Transportation Atlas Database

Polylines:

Polygons:

NAFTA Statistics

  • Table 1-52: U.S.-Canadian Border Land-Freight Gateways: Number of Incoming Truck or Rail Container Crossings
  • Table 1-53: U.S.-Canadian Border Land-Freight Gateways: Number of Incoming Truck or Train Crossings
  • Table 1-54: U.S.-Mexican Border Land-Freight Gateways: Number of Incoming Truck or Rail Container Crossings
  • Table 1-55: U.S.-Mexican Border Land-Freight Gateways: Number of Incoming Truck and Train Crossings

Data Points

Commodity Group Data Point Source
General Agriculture Grain Elevators Rice and Grain Service Agreement Warehouses Database
Grain Elevators Federal Warehouse Act Licensed Warehouses Database
UP Railroad Grain Elevators Union Pacific Railroad
CSX Railroad Grain Elevators CSX Corporation
CN Railroad Grain Elevators The Canadian National Railway Company
Soy Oilseed Processors National Oilseed Processor Association
Soymeal Processors U.S. Soymeal InfoCenter
Biodiesel Plants Biodiesel Magazine
Corn Ethanol Plants Renewable Fuels Association
Retail Wal-Mart Distribution Centers State Business Directories
Target Distribution Centers Target Corporation
Kohl’s Distribution Centers Kohl’s Corporation
Auto GM Manufacturing Plants General Motors Company
Ford Manufacturing Plans Ford Motor Company
Johnson Control Manufacturing Plants Johnson Controls, Inc.
Machinery John Deere Manufacturing Plants Deere & Company
Caterpillar Manufacturing Plants and Select Service Locations Caterpillar Inc.
Manitowoc Manufacturing Plants and Dealer Locations The Manitowoc Company
Terex Manufacturing Plants Terex Corporation

Base Maps

Commodity Group Metric Source
Corn Production (bushels) 2008 USDA NASS County Crop Data Files
Wheat Production (bushels) 2008 USDA NASS County Crop Data Files
Soy Production (bushels) 2008 USDA NASS County Crop Data Files
Manufacturing Total Value of Shipments (dollars) 2002 U.S. Census Bureau Economic Census
Machinery Total Value of Shipments (dollars) 2002 U.S. Census Bureau Economic Census
Auto Total Value of Shipments (dollars) 2002 U.S. Census Bureau Economic Census
Retail Total Sales (dollars) 2002 U.S. Census Bureau Economic Census

Interviews

Commodity Group (State) Interviewee Position/Organization
Retail (Indiana) Grant Monahan President/Indiana Retail Council
Retail (Indiana) Gary Darnell Communications Manager/Wal-Mart Logistics
Auto (Michigan) Pete Lukszys Professor of Supply Chain Mgmt./ University of Wisconsin-Madison;

Former Consultant/Ford Motor Co.

Soy (Minnesota) Bob Zelenka Executive Director/Minnesota Grain and Feed Association
Wheat (Kansas) Bill Spiegel Communications Specialist/Kansas Wheat
Wheat (Kansas) Sarah Bowser Director of Member Services/Kansas Grain and Feed Association
Corn (Illinois) Jeff Adkisson Executive Vice President/Grain and Feed Association of Illinois
Ethanol (Iowa) Lucy Norton Managing Director/Iowa Renewable Fuels Association

Other Contacts

Commodity Group (State) Interviewee Organization
General Agriculture (Wisconsin) John Petty Executive Director/Wisconsin Agri-Service Association
General Agriculture (Illinois) Bill Bodine Director of External Relations/Illinois Farm Bureau
General Agriculture (Iowa) Craig O’Riley Team Leader/Iowa DOT Office of Systems Planning
General Agriculture (Indiana) Don Villwock President/Indiana Farm Bureau
General Agriculture (United States) Johnny Hill Agricultural Economist, USDA AMS, TMP
Wheat (Minnesota) David Torgerson Executive Director/Minnesota Wheat Council
Wheat (Illinois) Lowell Lenschow Executive Secretary/Illinois Wheat Association
Soy (Michigan) Kathy Maurer Financial and Creative Director/Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee
Soy (Illinois) Mark Albertson Director of Marketing and Special Projects/Illinois Soybean Association
Soy (Iowa) Karen Long Project Coordinator/Iowa Soybean Association
Auto (Ohio) Mark Vonderembse Professor of Info. Op & Tech. Mgmt./University of Toledo
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