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 12.7 14.2 13.9 28.0
Less than 50 lbs 39.6 2.6 33.8 S S S
50 to 99 lbs 27.1 0.5 29.9 29.7 S
100 to 499 lbs 30.6 2.3 28.2 0.3 47.6 0.2 38.1
500 to 749 lbs 36.3 1.5 29.6 0.1 S S 26.5
750 to 999 lbs 38.0 1.1 30.8 0.1 S S 39.4
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 20.3 4.3 15.5 0.8 31.1 1.9 26.7
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 26.6 4.9 19.2 4.6 25.6 10.0 28.0
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 27.1 4.6 22.1 5.1 28.5 4.4 22.0
100,000 lbs or more 35.1 1.0 30.2 6.5 38.1 9.8 23.7

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 14.3 18.8 16.4 36.9
Less than 50 lbs 28.4 2.1 35.9 0.1 S S S
50 to 99 lbs 30.9 0.6 32.7 0.1 42.1 0.1 16.5
100 to 499 lbs 31.4 2.5 29.8 0.5 34.6 0.9 16.1
500 to 749 lbs 23.3 0.8 30.3 0.2 47.0 0.6 17.9
750 to 999 lbs 42.9 1.3 31.7 0.2 S S 30.2
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 25.4 6.0 17.9 2.1 28.8 4.7 18.6
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 33.7 4.5 20.8 4.5 26.6 5.5 19.4
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 28.1 5.8 23.7 4.8 19.7 6.3 29.3
100,000 lbs or more S S S S S S 33.1

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 14.7 19.2 15.5 13.0
Less than 50 lbs 29.1 2.5 36.2 0.1 38.4 0.1 11.9
50 to 99 lbs 30.9 0.7 32.8 0.1 46.1 0.1 13.9
100 to 499 lbs 31.8 2.7 29.9 0.5 41.3 1.0 14.5
500 to 749 lbs 24.0 0.8 30.5 0.2 S S 18.6
750 to 999 lbs 34.6 0.6 30.5 0.2 S S 24.0
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 25.4 6.2 17.9 2.1 29.1 4.8 19.1
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 37.2 4.5 21.4 4.3 20.7 3.6 5.2
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 28.1 5.8 23.7 4.7 19.7 6.3 29.3
100,000 lbs or more S S S S S S 33.1

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
Less than 50 lbs
50 to 99 lbs
100 to 499 lbs
500 to 749 lbs
750 to 999 lbs
1,000 to 9,999 lbs
10,000 to 49,999 lbs
50,000 to 99,999 lbs
100,000 lbs or more

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 44.6 S S S S 26.9
Less than 50 lbs S S S S S S 28.7
50 to 99 lbs S S S S S S 31.6
100 to 499 lbs S S S S S S 39.8
500 to 749 lbs S S S S S S 31.6
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S 28.4
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S S S S S 29.8
10,000 to 49,999 lbs S S S S S S 29.2
50,000 to 99,999 lbs
100,000 lbs or more

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 23.6 26.3 14.9 41.6
Less than 50 lbs S S 38.9 S S 48.8
50 to 99 lbs 42.2 0.8 37.4 S S 22.1
100 to 499 lbs 36.6 2.0 31.7 0.2 S S 31.0
500 to 749 lbs S S 43.3 0.2 S S 43.7
750 to 999 lbs S S 49.9 0.1 S S 32.8
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S 24.3 3.2 43.1 3.3 29.3
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 34.3 9.9 11.2 12.3 26.2 10.2 25.3
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 29.8 3.1 34.3 3.3 33.5 3.5 42.3
100,000 lbs or more 47.5 5.3 38.4 15.5 38.7 10.4 23.9

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 S S S S S S 32.2
Less than 50 lbs S S S S S S 30.3
50 to 99 lbs S S S S S S 34.0
100 to 499 lbs S S S S S S 39.2
500 to 749 lbs S S S S S S 33.7
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S 31.6
1,000 to 9,999 lbs
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 29.6 26.3 15.0 S
Less than 50 lbs 49.9 1.6 S S 47.5 23.1
50 to 99 lbs S S S S S S 25.1
100 to 499 lbs S S 47.1 0.2 S S 30.3
500 to 749 lbs 42.4 2.4 42.6 0.2 49.4 0.2 S
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S 30.5
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S 24.3 3.2 43.1 3.3 29.3
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 34.3 8.8 11.2 12.2 26.2 10.2 25.3
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 29.8 3.5 34.3 3.4 33.5 3.5 42.3
100,000 lbs or more 47.5 7.7 38.4 15.5 38.7 10.4 23.9

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 48.5 S S S S S
Less than 50 lbs S S S S S S S
50 to 99 lbs S S S S S S 36.9
100 to 499 lbs S S S S S S 48.2
500 to 749 lbs S S S S S S 30.8
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S 31.6
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S 49.4 16.8 S S 34.7
10,000 to 49,999 lbs
50,000 to 99,999 lbs
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.