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 12.1 13.6 11.7 14.6
Less than 50 lbs 16.8 1.4 21.2 0.1 28.3 0.9 11.7
50 to 99 lbs 35.0 1.2 21.6 23.8 0.1 24.1
100 to 499 lbs 17.2 1.5 16.7 0.5 22.2 0.6 30.8
500 to 749 lbs 20.3 0.7 13.7 0.1 27.4 0.3 26.3
750 to 999 lbs 17.9 0.5 16.4 31.7 0.2 29.0
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 8.3 2.6 17.5 2.2 18.5 2.0 11.0
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 25.1 3.9 17.3 3.5 15.7 3.9 12.3
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 33.1 1.3 18.4 2.7 36.4 2.3 24.0
100,000 lbs or more 33.9 2.1 35.0 5.4 25.8 2.3 22.2

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 14.4 13.7 12.6 22.3
Less than 50 lbs 42.1 1.3 45.9 28.6 S
50 to 99 lbs 46.3 1.0 29.9 19.6 38.0
100 to 499 lbs 19.4 1.3 19.4 0.5 30.6 0.4 19.3
500 to 749 lbs 19.9 0.6 16.0 0.1 32.6 0.3 24.8
750 to 999 lbs 19.6 0.6 20.4 0.1 20.2 0.2 21.6
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 9.5 2.9 17.7 2.2 19.3 2.1 11.3
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 26.6 4.4 17.6 3.6 16.3 4.6 12.6
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 33.2 1.6 18.5 2.7 36.7 2.4 24.1
100,000 lbs or more 34.0 2.6 34.9 5.5 26.0 2.4 23.1

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 15.1 12.6 13.3 23.5
Less than 50 lbs 44.8 1.3 46.5 36.5 S
50 to 99 lbs S S 30.0 23.4 41.0
100 to 499 lbs 19.2 1.2 19.4 0.7 31.2 0.6 19.5
500 to 749 lbs 20.5 0.7 16.0 0.2 32.9 0.4 25.0
750 to 999 lbs 21.1 0.7 20.5 0.1 20.4 0.2 21.4
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 9.0 3.0 17.7 2.3 19.2 2.8 11.2
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 26.6 4.5 17.6 4.3 16.6 4.1 12.4
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 33.4 1.8 18.5 2.5 38.3 2.5 25.2
100,000 lbs or more S S S S 49.4 0.7 45.7

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 29.0 34.8 37.3 18.4
Less than 50 lbs S S S S S S 31.6
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 S S S S 30.6
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 44.6 5.0 S S S S 27.3
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 33.8 4.6 37.8 5.0 33.5 8.2 22.1
100,000 lbs or more 38.6 11.9 37.8 7.8 40.1 11.3 15.6

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 19.4 30.9 44.3 12.8
Less than 50 lbs S S 30.4 3.7 S S 13.4
50 to 99 lbs S S 47.0 1.1 S S 19.3
100 to 499 lbs 46.5 5.5 31.9 3.6 41.1 4.1 21.0
500 to 749 lbs S S 28.8 1.3 28.7 1.4 15.3
750 to 999 lbs S S 43.4 1.3 37.0 1.5 26.2
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 49.0 9.5 48.3 13.1 S S 25.1
10,000 to 49,999 lbs S S S S S S 31.2
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S S S S S 36.2
100,000 lbs or more 30.9 14.9 S S S S 48.2

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 24.6 28.9 31.4 6.0
Less than 50 lbs 18.6 5.5 25.5 5.2 31.0 5.7 6.0
50 to 99 lbs 31.6 3.7 23.7 2.9 30.7 3.5 14.2
100 to 499 lbs 46.6 2.9 25.7 3.9 36.6 3.7 12.5
500 to 749 lbs S S S S S S 26.4
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S 25.2
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S S S S S S
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 40.5 0.7 34.3 3.8 34.9 5.2 24.3
50,000 to 99,999 lbs
100,000 lbs or more S S S S S S 31.6

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 24.8 30.2 34.8 6.0
Less than 50 lbs 18.6 5.5 25.5 6.1 31.0 6.5 6.0
50 to 99 lbs 31.6 3.8 23.7 2.9 30.7 3.8 14.2
100 to 499 lbs 46.6 2.9 25.6 3.9 35.9 3.7 11.9
500 to 749 lbs S S S S S S 26.4
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S 26.7
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 36.2 39.9 36.5 23.5
Less than 50 lbs
50 to 99 lbs
100 to 499 lbs S S S S S S 30.1
500 to 749 lbs
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S 31.6
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S S S S S 31.6
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 40.5 15.0 34.3 15.3 34.9 15.3 24.3
50,000 to 99,999 lbs
100,000 lbs or more S S S S S S 31.6

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 27.4 S S 31.1 S
Less than 50 lbs 30.1 9.1 35.3 0.5 28.0 S
50 to 99 lbs 45.0 3.8 43.9 1.5 S S 36.6
100 to 499 lbs S S 47.8 2.5 S S S
500 to 749 lbs S S S S S S S
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S 30.1
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 49.8 9.8 38.8 10.4 37.8 14.2 34.3
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 49.6 11.4 S S 49.8 11.4 S
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S S S S S 42.1
100,000 lbs or more S S S S S S 33.5

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.