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 6.2 18.0 18.3 8.4
Less than 50 lbs 15.1 0.7 15.3 20.6 10.2
50 to 99 lbs 20.1 0.4 10.7 24.6 14.1
100 to 499 lbs 16.0 1.0 18.2 0.1 16.6 0.2 22.5
500 to 749 lbs 18.4 0.5 15.1 0.1 17.8 0.1 28.0
750 to 999 lbs 16.1 0.4 21.8 0.1 22.5 0.1 26.1
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 9.3 3.1 10.8 2.2 11.2 1.7 13.9
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 13.8 3.9 17.9 5.0 15.6 3.5 22.8
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 29.4 0.9 27.2 3.3 23.7 1.3 32.1
100,000 lbs or more 19.9 0.8 45.7 4.3 35.4 4.2 34.8

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 7.2 18.3 18.6 13.8
Less than 50 lbs 27.1 0.3 24.7 15.7 28.2
50 to 99 lbs 27.4 0.3 11.2 33.1 24.2
100 to 499 lbs 16.9 1.0 20.3 0.1 20.4 0.2 30.2
500 to 749 lbs 16.6 0.5 15.4 0.1 18.1 0.1 29.4
750 to 999 lbs 16.0 0.4 22.7 0.1 22.5 0.1 26.4
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 9.2 3.0 12.7 2.3 11.3 1.8 15.8
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 14.0 3.7 17.7 5.0 16.0 3.5 21.8
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 31.8 0.9 27.5 3.4 23.8 1.3 31.8
100,000 lbs or more 19.9 1.0 45.7 4.3 35.5 4.3 34.9

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 7.7 15.4 13.8 13.3
Less than 50 lbs 27.6 0.3 25.5 16.5 32.3
50 to 99 lbs 27.9 0.3 12.2 34.8 24.2
100 to 499 lbs 17.2 1.0 17.0 0.2 20.7 0.2 28.3
500 to 749 lbs 16.9 0.5 15.4 0.1 18.4 0.1 28.4
750 to 999 lbs 16.4 0.4 21.3 0.1 22.6 0.1 22.6
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 9.3 3.1 11.6 2.4 11.3 1.7 14.4
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 14.0 3.7 17.7 4.0 16.0 2.0 21.8
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 32.3 1.0 27.5 4.2 24.7 1.6 32.5
100,000 lbs or more 39.6 0.7 43.7 2.0 42.5 0.9 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 23.0 S S 38.4 37.4
Less than 50 lbs
50 to 99 lbs
100 to 499 lbs
500 to 749 lbs S S S S S S 31.6
750 to 999 lbs
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S S S S S 31.6
10,000 to 49,999 lbs S S S S S S 31.4
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S 49.9 0.5 S S 28.5
100,000 lbs or more 24.9 6.7 S S 38.9 4.1 34.9

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 37.4 S S S S S
Less than 50 lbs 38.8 6.7 42.0 3.0 41.5 3.0 8.0
50 to 99 lbs S S S S S S S
100 to 499 lbs S S S S 25.0 8.3 S
500 to 749 lbs S S S S S S S
750 to 999 lbs S S S S 40.0 2.5 S
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S S S S S S
10,000 to 49,999 lbs
50,000 to 99,999 lbs
100,000 lbs or more S S S S S S S

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 14.8 29.5 25.4 9.5
Less than 50 lbs 15.8 4.9 14.2 5.9 23.7 6.3 9.6
50 to 99 lbs 24.7 2.5 28.5 1.9 35.5 2.4 9.3
100 to 499 lbs 23.8 3.1 37.6 4.0 48.5 5.0 9.9
500 to 749 lbs S S S S 47.2 0.9 S
750 to 999 lbs 48.1 0.7 S S 43.2 0.2 S
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S S S S S 29.6
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 47.8 3.4 46.4 7.7 32.8 9.7 25.7
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 16.8 24.9 32.9 9.5
Less than 50 lbs 15.8 5.2 14.2 5.3 23.7 4.7 9.6
50 to 99 lbs 24.7 2.4 28.5 2.3 35.5 3.1 9.3
100 to 499 lbs 23.8 3.2 37.6 3.9 48.5 4.5 9.9
500 to 749 lbs S S S S 48.5 1.7 S
750 to 999 lbs 48.1 0.7 S S 43.2 0.2 S
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 49.6 40.9 36.1 25.7
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 31.6
500 to 749 lbs S S S S S S 31.6
750 to 999 lbs
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S S S S S 29.6
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 47.8 9.7 46.4 7.0 32.8 8.9 25.7
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 41.6 S S 19.5 48.4
Less than 50 lbs 35.6 3.9 29.7 0.4 40.2 S
50 to 99 lbs 43.2 2.6 43.3 0.2 S S S
100 to 499 lbs S S S S 41.9 0.3 S
500 to 749 lbs S S S S S S 30.8
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S 48.9
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S 37.3 9.0 36.3 5.9 S
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 27.0 6.2 S S 21.1 6.5 S
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S S S S S S
100,000 lbs or more

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.