Table B-4. Estimated Measures of Reliability for Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation and Shipment Size for CBSA of Origin: 2002

Table B-4. Estimated Measures of Reliability for Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation and Shipment Size 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

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles CV of average miles per shipment
CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent
All shipment sizes 8.3 17.7 17.4 11.2
Less than 50 lbs 21.9 2.6 12.2 16.3 0.2 11.5
50 to 99 lbs 24.1 0.7 11.7 16.4 0.1 12.8
100 to 499 lbs 14.9 2.3 13.2 0.6 14.4 1.0 13.7
500 to 749 lbs 17.9 0.5 8.6 0.1 13.0 0.2 16.6
750 to 999 lbs 36.0 0.5 13.8 0.1 18.3 0.2 17.6
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 11.1 1.9 15.2 1.6 12.2 1.4 17.3
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 10.4 2.7 18.7 3.8 19.6 5.4 14.1
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 34.5 2.3 19.4 4.3 22.8 1.8 16.5
100,000 lbs or more 22.4 0.3 45.5 4.7 48.0 6.0 19.3

Single modes

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles CV of average miles per shipment
CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent
All shipment sizes 7.9 18.4 18.5 20.8
Less than 50 lbs 26.1 1.1 18.5 23.1 44.8
50 to 99 lbs 14.5 0.4 10.5 15.4 16.5
100 to 499 lbs 18.1 2.4 13.6 0.5 17.6 0.9 17.6
500 to 749 lbs 19.5 0.6 11.2 0.1 12.9 0.2 21.6
750 to 999 lbs 38.9 0.8 13.8 0.1 19.5 0.2 19.8
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 12.0 2.1 15.7 1.7 12.2 1.7 18.0
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 11.3 3.4 19.2 3.8 19.9 5.5 14.2
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 20.9 1.4 19.7 4.4 24.2 1.7 18.3
100,000 lbs or more 23.4 0.4 45.8 4.8 49.5 6.1 18.5

Truck

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles CV of average miles per shipment
CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent
All shipment sizes 7.6 13.1 15.8 23.8
Less than 50 lbs 18.8 0.6 18.5 35.9 S
50 to 99 lbs 12.5 0.2 10.8 18.5 18.7
100 to 499 lbs 18.8 2.5 13.7 0.5 17.9 0.9 17.9
500 to 749 lbs 19.4 0.7 11.2 0.1 13.2 0.2 21.9
750 to 999 lbs 39.6 1.1 13.8 0.1 19.5 0.2 19.8
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 12.9 2.1 15.7 1.5 12.2 1.4 18.2
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 11.0 3.4 19.6 4.1 20.3 3.8 13.1
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 21.0 1.1 19.8 4.6 27.0 2.3 16.7
100,000 lbs or more 33.7 0.4 36.2 2.6 39.5 1.7 S

Rail

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles CV of average miles per shipment
CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent
All shipment sizes 47.1 S S 49.0 27.6
Less than 50 lbs
50 to 99 lbs
100 to 499 lbs S S S S S S 31.6
500 to 749 lbs
750 to 999 lbs
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S 49.5 S S 26.9
10,000 to 49,999 lbs S S S S S S 21.7
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S 34.0 11.9 42.0 12.4 22.8
100,000 lbs or more S S S S S S 17.3

All other Single modes

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles CV of average miles per shipment
CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent
All shipment sizes 33.0 37.4 28.1 5.8
Less than 50 lbs S S 31.7 4.9 30.4 4.9 6.9
50 to 99 lbs 46.1 4.2 48.6 1.0 S S 10.4
100 to 499 lbs 33.0 6.8 43.6 10.9 42.8 9.0 12.0
500 to 749 lbs S S S S S S 22.5
750 to 999 lbs S S 46.1 1.9 S S 30.2
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S S S S S 18.2
10,000 to 49,999 lbs S S S S S S 31.6
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S S S S S 31.6
100,000 lbs or more 48.2 0.5 S S 44.2 12.7 25.9

Multiple modes

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles CV of average miles per shipment
CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent
All shipment sizes 20.2 20.2 23.7 9.8
Less than 50 lbs 23.1 4.9 21.1 5.5 17.4 4.2 10.7
50 to 99 lbs 37.0 1.8 24.7 2.0 23.8 1.9 9.1
100 to 499 lbs 14.9 2.9 25.1 3.7 24.5 4.4 8.0
500 to 749 lbs 35.5 1.2 30.2 1.4 31.3 0.8 S
750 to 999 lbs S S 42.2 0.3 S S 27.6
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 45.1 0.4 41.1 0.6 S S 26.4
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 22.4 0.3 46.7 8.2 46.1 8.5 23.2
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S S S S S 31.6
100,000 lbs or more S S S S S S 29.8

Parcel, USPS or courier

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles CV of average miles per shipment
CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent
All shipment sizes 20.6 19.6 20.0 10.0
Less than 50 lbs 23.1 4.8 21.1 5.2 17.4 5.1 10.7
50 to 99 lbs 37.0 1.8 24.6 1.9 23.8 2.3 9.9
100 to 499 lbs 15.0 3.0 25.6 3.4 26.5 4.2 6.9
500 to 749 lbs 35.7 1.3 30.3 2.6 32.0 2.0 S
750 to 999 lbs S S 42.7 0.9 S S 27.5
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S S S S S 31.6
10,000 to 49,999 lbs
50,000 to 99,999 lbs
100,000 lbs or more

All other multiple modes

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles CV of average miles per shipment
CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent
All shipment sizes 27.9 32.6 33.7 18.0
Less than 50 lbs
50 to 99 lbs S S S S S S 31.6
100 to 499 lbs S S S S S S 24.7
500 to 749 lbs S S S S S S 31.6
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S 31.6
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 46.8 8.6 48.5 4.7 S S 23.5
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 22.4 10.9 46.7 12.0 46.1 13.1 23.2
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S S S S S 31.6
100,000 lbs or more S S S S S S 29.8

Other and unknown modes

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles CV of average miles per shipment
CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent
All shipment sizes 49.1 30.5 35.3 26.8
Less than 50 lbs 40.3 6.9 34.1 1.1 S S 28.8
50 to 99 lbs 31.8 1.0 34.0 0.3 S S 48.9
100 to 499 lbs 45.2 4.6 43.2 3.0 S S S
500 to 749 lbs 46.4 0.6 47.2 0.8 S S S
750 to 999 lbs 49.6 0.9 S S S S S
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 24.0 9.7 17.7 7.4 23.7 7.3 25.9
10,000 to 49,999 lbs S S 25.3 6.6 41.9 8.7 34.5
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S S S S S 31.8
100,000 lbs or more S S S S S S 31.6

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.