Table B-3. Estimated Measures of Reliability for Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation and Distance Shipped for CBSA of Origin: 2002

Table B-3. Estimated Measures of Reliability for Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation and Distance Shipped for CBSA of Origin: 2002

[Estimates are based on data from the Commodity Flow Survey. Because of rounding, estimates may not be additive]

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All modes

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles
CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent
All distances 12.7 20.8 14.9
Less than 50 miles 23.2 3.6 29.8 5.8 21.6 1.2
50 to 99 miles 19.9 3.3 37.1 4.6 36.9 4.2
100 to 249 miles 16.7 3.6 30.7 3.6 31.5 3.5
250 to 499 miles 23.6 1.9 35.0 1.9 30.8 2.4
500 to 749 miles 22.1 0.7 16.5 0.8 16.8 1.8
750 to 999 miles 20.7 0.9 22.6 0.5 22.6 1.9
1,000 to 1,499 miles S S 34.2 0.5 33.6 2.1
1,500 to 1,999 miles 20.3 0.3 37.5 0.2 37.9 1.4
2,000 miles or more 34.4 1.3 26.1 0.4 26.2 3.3

Single modes

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles
CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent
All distances 14.1 20.3 15.8
Less than 50 miles 23.9 3.8 25.0 5.7 21.4 1.2
50 to 99 miles 21.9 3.6 37.8 4.8 37.6 4.3
100 to 249 miles 18.8 3.5 31.5 3.4 32.2 3.5
250 to 499 miles 24.2 2.4 35.3 2.3 31.0 2.6
500 to 749 miles 25.2 0.7 16.6 0.9 16.9 1.9
750 to 999 miles 24.4 0.9 24.1 0.4 24.1 2.1
1,000 to 1,499 miles S S 34.8 0.7 34.1 2.2
1,500 to 1,999 miles 31.2 0.3 42.2 0.2 43.2 1.6
2,000 miles or more 42.9 1.3 25.4 0.3 25.3 2.9

Truck

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles
CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent
All distances 12.3 20.2 13.4
Less than 50 miles 23.9 3.8 25.0 5.7 21.4 1.3
50 to 99 miles 21.9 3.6 37.8 4.8 37.6 4.3
100 to 249 miles 19.0 3.9 31.7 3.4 32.4 4.2
250 to 499 miles 24.3 2.4 36.1 2.3 31.8 2.7
500 to 749 miles 25.1 0.7 16.6 0.9 16.8 2.0
750 to 999 miles 22.7 0.7 21.7 0.4 21.5 1.8
1,000 to 1,499 miles 16.6 0.4 21.3 0.8 21.5 2.2
1,500 to 1,999 miles 31.6 0.3 43.4 0.2 44.4 1.6
2,000 miles or more 43.8 1.3 29.3 0.3 29.4 3.2

Rail

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles
CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent
All distances S S S S S S
Less than 50 miles S S S S S S
50 to 99 miles
100 to 249 miles S S S S S S
250 to 499 miles S S S S S S
500 to 749 miles
750 to 999 miles S S S S S S
1,000 to 1,499 miles S S S S S S
1,500 to 1,999 miles S S S S S S
2,000 miles or more S S S S S S

All other Single modes

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles
CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent
All distances S S S S 46.3
Less than 50 miles
50 to 99 miles S S S S S S
100 to 249 miles S S S S S S
250 to 499 miles S S S S S S
500 to 749 miles S S S S S S
750 to 999 miles S S S S S S
1,000 to 1,499 miles S S S S S S
1,500 to 1,999 miles S S S S S S
2,000 miles or more S S S S S S

Multiple modes

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles
CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent
All distances 30.4 25.7 33.1
Less than 50 miles S S S S S S
50 to 99 miles 44.5 1.9 44.0 1.2 41.8 0.3
100 to 249 miles 46.0 8.6 37.2 4.3 37.8 2.3
250 to 499 miles 35.5 2.2 28.8 2.5 28.2 2.3
500 to 749 miles 31.8 1.3 30.2 1.2 30.1 1.6
750 to 999 miles 39.9 3.0 S S S S
1,000 to 1,499 miles 41.7 1.8 24.1 1.6 23.8 2.5
1,500 to 1,999 miles 37.2 2.5 S S S S
2,000 miles or more 27.3 8.4 43.2 9.2 44.1 12.8

Parcel, USPS or courier

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles
CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent
All distances 31.2 25.3 19.8
Less than 50 miles S S S S S S
50 to 99 miles 44.5 1.9 44.0 1.8 41.8 0.5
100 to 249 miles 46.0 8.6 37.2 7.2 37.8 6.2
250 to 499 miles 35.7 2.4 29.1 2.1 28.5 1.8
500 to 749 miles 32.1 1.7 31.6 2.5 31.6 2.6
750 to 999 miles 40.1 4.1 26.2 3.9 26.4 3.0
1,000 to 1,499 miles 41.8 1.8 24.4 1.4 24.1 2.0
1,500 to 1,999 miles 44.1 2.5 38.7 1.9 38.9 7.7
2,000 miles or more 39.6 5.0 36.3 4.5 36.0 8.3

All other multiple modes

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles
CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent
All distances 49.3 41.7 46.0
Less than 50 miles
50 to 99 miles
100 to 249 miles
250 to 499 miles S S S S S S
500 to 749 miles S S S S S S
750 to 999 miles S S S S S S
1,000 to 1,499 miles S S S S S S
1,500 to 1,999 miles S S S S S S
2,000 miles or more S S S S S S

Other and unknown modes

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles
CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent
All distances S S S S S S
Less than 50 miles S S S S S S
50 to 99 miles S S S S S S
100 to 249 miles S S S S S S
250 to 499 miles S S S S S S
500 to 749 miles S S S S S S
750 to 999 miles S S S S S S
1,000 to 1,499 miles S S S S S S
1,500 to 1,999 miles S S S S S S
2,000 miles or more S S S S S S

KEY:
– Represents data cell equal to zero or less than 1 unit of measure.
S Estimate does not meet publication standards because of high sampling variability or poor response quality.
CV Coefficient of variation of number

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SOURCE: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (USDOT) and U.S. Census Bureau, 2002 Commodity Flow Survey, Metropolitan Data, December 2004.