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 21.1 9.2 25.2 8.4
Less than 50 lbs 18.4 0.8 26.5 31.1 11.1
50 to 99 lbs 24.8 0.5 25.8 26.8 18.0
100 to 499 lbs 13.6 0.9 16.1 0.1 22.4 0.2 12.3
500 to 749 lbs 11.1 0.3 18.4 30.8 0.1 18.9
750 to 999 lbs 18.4 0.2 22.7 25.1 22.0
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 13.7 2.8 13.5 0.6 12.8 1.2 13.1
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 20.9 2.8 11.5 3.9 11.4 4.4 15.8
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S 10.2 2.0 16.1 1.4 19.7
100,000 lbs or more 45.2 2.4 23.1 4.8 45.1 6.4 12.3

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 22.6 9.1 23.6 10.1
Less than 50 lbs 27.7 0.5 27.7 S S 37.1
50 to 99 lbs 31.4 0.3 18.8 21.8 34.1
100 to 499 lbs 15.9 0.9 18.5 24.9 0.2 12.7
500 to 749 lbs 12.4 0.3 20.0 32.7 0.2 20.2
750 to 999 lbs 19.3 0.2 23.8 26.2 22.0
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 14.0 3.2 13.8 0.6 12.9 1.3 13.2
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 21.5 2.7 11.8 4.1 9.2 4.7 14.1
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S 10.3 2.0 16.3 1.4 20.3
100,000 lbs or more 45.8 2.5 23.6 4.9 45.5 6.6 12.0

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 18.4 8.1 7.9 10.0
Less than 50 lbs 29.0 0.6 28.0 S S 34.8
50 to 99 lbs 33.3 0.4 19.0 23.0 32.7
100 to 499 lbs 16.2 1.0 18.5 0.1 25.1 0.2 12.5
500 to 749 lbs 13.1 0.3 20.0 32.8 0.2 20.6
750 to 999 lbs 19.4 0.3 23.8 26.2 0.1 22.0
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 13.1 3.2 14.1 0.6 13.1 1.6 10.1
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 22.1 3.5 11.9 3.7 9.5 2.5 14.9
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S 10.3 2.6 17.6 1.6 21.9
100,000 lbs or more 26.8 0.2 35.0 2.6 23.2 0.6 33.0

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 S S 44.3 49.5 11.3
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 42.1 6.4 43.0 0.5 43.7 1.4 24.7
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 24.7 4.7 22.3 1.4 25.6 3.6 18.1
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 43.6 2.7 31.0 0.9 37.7 1.3 23.3
100,000 lbs or more S S 46.2 2.0 S S 10.4

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 18.5 22.1 28.3 10.6
Less than 50 lbs 40.3 1.2 19.0 19.9 0.2 7.2
50 to 99 lbs 44.7 1.6 31.5 39.3 17.3
100 to 499 lbs 30.0 1.1 20.3 19.1 0.4 10.7
500 to 749 lbs S S 45.6 S S 23.7
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S 31.6
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S S S S S 32.7
10,000 to 49,999 lbs S S S S S S 31.5
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S S S S S S
100,000 lbs or more 20.7 12.0 22.1 0.3 28.8 5.1 17.8

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 12.2 45.3 S S 7.6
Less than 50 lbs 16.8 4.8 31.0 5.8 28.5 5.5 6.1
50 to 99 lbs 23.8 2.8 48.2 4.2 35.2 3.7 16.1
100 to 499 lbs 18.5 2.5 34.5 6.7 26.2 6.5 13.9
500 to 749 lbs 39.2 0.5 40.7 1.6 39.1 0.7 S
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S S
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S S S S S 33.2
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 49.7 4.3 S S S S 14.5
50,000 to 99,999 lbs
100,000 lbs or more 49.4 0.8 S S S S 33.6

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 13.4 31.4 24.1 7.5
Less than 50 lbs 16.8 5.5 31.0 5.3 28.6 4.7 6.1
50 to 99 lbs 23.8 2.8 48.2 2.6 35.2 2.1 16.1
100 to 499 lbs 18.5 2.6 34.5 4.2 26.2 4.6 13.9
500 to 749 lbs 39.2 0.6 40.7 2.0 39.1 1.3 S
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S 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

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 37.5 S S S S 16.8
Less than 50 lbs S S S S S S 31.6
50 to 99 lbs
100 to 499 lbs
500 to 749 lbs
750 to 999 lbs
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S S S S S 32.4
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 49.7 12.2 S S S S 14.5
50,000 to 99,999 lbs
100,000 lbs or more 49.4 5.0 S S S S 33.6

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 25.4 36.5 38.8 32.6
Less than 50 lbs S S 47.6 1.1 S S 34.3
50 to 99 lbs S S 36.3 0.8 S S S
100 to 499 lbs S S 34.7 3.8 40.7 1.1 S
500 to 749 lbs S S S S S S S
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S 36.5
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 27.2 11.0 22.3 12.2 24.2 12.4 S
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 40.7 8.0 48.9 8.2 37.4 7.9 S
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 44.6 3.3 S S 44.4 4.9 S
100,000 lbs or more S S S S S S S

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.