December 19, 2019 / 8:59 PM / a month ago

U.S. drivers traveled more miles in October than a year earlier: DOT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. drivers covered 1% more miles in October than a year earlier, traveling a total of 285.1 billion miles (458.8 billion km), the U.S. Department of Transportation said in a monthly report on Thursday.

In 2019, total travel was up 1% from a year earlier at 2,772.1 billion vehicle miles, the DOT said. The data can be used as an indicator of demand for gasoline and diesel.

Reporting by Jessica Resnick-Ault; Editing by Sandra Maler

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