Table B-6. Estimated Measures of Reliability for Shipment Characteristics by Commodity Group and Mode of Transportation for CBSA of Origin: 2002

Table B-6. Estimated Measures of Reliability for Shipment Characteristics by Commodity Group and Mode of Transportation 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 Commodities

Mode of transportation 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 modes 8.8 18.6 12.1 10.8
Single modes 9.2 3.1 18.8 0.4 12.5 1.0 25.6
Truck 11.5 3.7 24.4 6.7 10.1 5.9 29.3
Rail S S 40.3 2.9 S S 19.6
All other Single modes 28.7 2.6 42.0 6.5 S S 11.3
Multiple modes 25.8 2.9 27.9 0.1 27.6 0.4 10.7
Parcel, USPS or courier 26.0 2.9 32.5 0.1 32.0 0.3 10.7
All other multiple modes S S 39.9 S S S
Other and unknown modes 26.2 0.5 31.0 0.3 S S S

SCTG 01-05, Agriculture products and fish

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S 25.8
Single modes S S S S S S 25.7
Truck S S S S S S 25.7
Rail
All other Single modes
Multiple modes
Parcel, USPS or courier
All other multiple modes
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 31.6

SCTG 06-09, Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products

Mode of transportation 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 modes 24.6 21.0 30.8 S
Single modes 24.7 1.2 21.1 0.9 31.8 2.1 S
Truck 24.7 1.5 21.1 1.0 31.5 2.3 S
Rail 42.7 0.3 S S S S 28.2
All other Single modes
Multiple modes S S S S S S 34.3
Parcel, USPS or courier S S S S S S 28.3
All other multiple modes S S S S S S 31.6
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 29.8

SCTG 10-14, Stones, non-metallic minerals, and metallic ores

Mode of transportation 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 modes 20.6 32.5 27.6 16.8
Single modes 20.6 32.5 27.6 16.8
Truck 16.7 3.5 31.6 2.1 31.8 7.3 15.7
Rail S S S S S S 33.6
All other Single modes
Multiple modes
Parcel, USPS or courier
All other multiple modes
Other and unknown modes

SCTG 15-19, Coal and petroleum products

Mode of transportation 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 modes 26.7 31.3 37.7 S
Single modes 26.7 31.3 37.7 S
Truck 39.1 10.7 46.7 11.2 39.2 13.1 49.7
Rail S S 49.1 4.2 S S 23.6
All other Single modes 42.5 10.7 42.1 10.3 S S S
Multiple modes
Parcel, USPS or courier
All other multiple modes
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 31.6

SCTG 20-24, Pharmaceutical and chemical products

Mode of transportation 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 modes 12.4 17.7 28.3 19.6
Single modes 15.9 4.7 18.2 1.6 29.1 1.9 S
Truck 16.4 4.8 20.8 6.1 31.5 7.9 S
Rail S S S S S S 15.5
All other Single modes S S S S S S 25.6
Multiple modes 32.9 4.7 S S S S 22.9
Parcel, USPS or courier 32.9 4.7 S S S S 22.9
All other multiple modes
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S

SCTG 25-30, Logs, wood products, and textile and leather

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S 46.9 37.0 35.3
Single modes S S 48.0 1.8 37.2 0.9 S
Truck S S 48.1 1.9 37.6 1.3 47.4
Rail S S S S S S 31.6
All other Single modes 49.8 1.9 S S S S 23.0
Multiple modes 36.8 1.1 S S 42.2 0.9 22.3
Parcel, USPS or courier 36.9 1.1 S S 38.1 1.0 22.1
All other multiple modes S S S S S S 31.6
Other and unknown modes S S 44.6 1.9 41.4 0.4 S

SCTG 31-34, Base metal and machinery

Mode of transportation 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 modes 23.2 41.1 43.8 24.4
Single modes 27.6 6.1 43.6 6.1 48.3 7.5 44.7
Truck 28.3 6.2 43.6 6.1 48.4 7.5 45.1
Rail
All other Single modes 40.3 0.7 43.7 36.1 0.2 17.9
Multiple modes 42.7 3.7 S S 49.8 0.4 13.9
Parcel, USPS or courier 43.6 3.7 46.9 S S 14.0
All other multiple modes S S S S S S 31.6
Other and unknown modes 43.1 3.9 42.2 6.1 S S S

SCTG 35-38, Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments

Mode of transportation 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 modes 28.6 19.1 15.2 13.1
Single modes 34.1 7.1 23.5 6.7 13.9 4.2 20.2
Truck 39.7 7.6 24.0 7.4 15.9 6.1 28.9
Rail
All other Single modes S S 32.1 1.4 S S 18.0
Multiple modes 29.0 6.4 22.9 5.2 34.0 4.8 11.7
Parcel, USPS or courier 30.0 6.5 22.9 2.2 25.4 3.0 11.7
All other multiple modes S S S S S S 30.8
Other and unknown modes 27.7 3.2 S S S S S

SCTG 39-43, Furniture, mixed freight and misc manufactured products

Mode of transportation 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 modes 26.9 36.6 36.6 12.9
Single modes 23.4 5.1 37.6 3.3 36.1 3.2 24.2
Truck 23.6 5.2 37.6 3.3 36.1 3.6 25.9
Rail
All other Single modes S S S S S S 28.2
Multiple modes S S S S S S 20.0
Parcel, USPS or courier S S S S S S 20.0
All other multiple modes
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S

Commodity Unknown

Mode of transportation 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 modes 39.5 S S S S 35.4
Single modes 39.9 12.2 S S S S 41.9
Truck 39.9 12.2 S S S S 41.9
Rail
All other Single modes
Multiple modes 45.8 12.2 S S 45.6 11.2 41.3
Parcel, USPS or courier 45.8 12.2 S S 45.6 11.2 41.3
All other multiple modes
Other and unknown modes

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.