Table B-3. Estimated Measures of Reliability for Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation and Distance Shipped for CBSA of Origin: 2002

Table B-3. Estimated Measures of Reliability for Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation and Distance Shipped 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

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles
CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent
All distances 9.1 14.5 13.2
Less than 50 miles 9.3 2.7 9.8 3.2 10.5 1.0
50 to 99 miles 18.3 1.9 43.6 5.3 48.5 5.2
100 to 249 miles 19.8 3.2 20.4 3.1 19.1 3.8
250 to 499 miles 20.9 1.1 17.6 0.9 17.2 2.0
500 to 749 miles 17.7 0.6 35.6 0.5 33.3 1.6
750 to 999 miles 23.2 1.4 S S S S
1,000 to 1,499 miles 18.9 2.2 12.4 0.2 12.2 2.4
1,500 to 1,999 miles 22.9 0.5 25.7 25.9 0.9
2,000 miles or more S S S S S S

Single modes

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles
CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent
All distances 12.5 14.7 13.2
Less than 50 miles 10.3 3.0 10.1 3.2 10.4 1.0
50 to 99 miles 20.7 2.0 43.8 5.5 48.8 5.3
100 to 249 miles 23.2 3.6 20.8 3.1 19.3 3.8
250 to 499 miles 23.0 1.0 18.1 0.9 17.7 2.0
500 to 749 miles 20.2 0.6 35.4 0.5 33.2 1.6
750 to 999 miles 22.9 1.3 S S S S
1,000 to 1,499 miles 17.8 1.6 13.8 0.2 13.7 2.6
1,500 to 1,999 miles 27.5 0.4 26.9 27.2 0.9
2,000 miles or more S S S S S S

Truck

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles
CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent
All distances 12.8 11.7 11.7
Less than 50 miles 10.3 3.3 10.2 3.5 10.5 0.9
50 to 99 miles 20.3 1.8 38.0 4.6 35.8 4.2
100 to 249 miles 23.5 3.7 22.9 3.4 21.7 4.1
250 to 499 miles 24.1 1.0 19.0 0.8 18.2 2.0
500 to 749 miles 20.4 0.6 25.5 0.2 22.6 1.1
750 to 999 miles 23.1 0.9 26.4 0.1 26.8 1.2
1,000 to 1,499 miles 17.3 1.5 13.7 0.2 13.6 2.3
1,500 to 1,999 miles 28.1 0.4 27.0 27.2 0.9
2,000 miles or more S S S S S S

Rail

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles
CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent
All distances S S S S 50.0
Less than 50 miles S S S S S S
50 to 99 miles S S S S S S
100 to 249 miles 40.6 16.5 35.7 15.2 38.2 15.6
250 to 499 miles 36.0 10.9 44.1 10.3 42.1 10.3
500 to 749 miles S S S S S S
750 to 999 miles S S S S S S
1,000 to 1,499 miles
1,500 to 1,999 miles
2,000 miles or more

All other Single modes

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles
CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent
All distances 36.3 43.6 44.7
Less than 50 miles
50 to 99 miles S S S S S S
100 to 249 miles S S S S S S
250 to 499 miles S S S S S S
500 to 749 miles S S S S S S
750 to 999 miles S S S S S S
1,000 to 1,499 miles S S S S S S
1,500 to 1,999 miles S S 49.7 3.7 S S
2,000 miles or more S S S S S S

Multiple modes

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles
CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent
All distances 17.1 23.0 20.7
Less than 50 miles 48.8 3.4 S S S S
50 to 99 miles 39.1 1.2 S S S S
100 to 249 miles 26.4 3.4 36.8 4.0 34.7 1.3
250 to 499 miles 28.5 2.6 47.8 6.3 46.3 3.9
500 to 749 miles 37.3 2.1 S S 49.6 1.4
750 to 999 miles 32.9 2.5 27.9 2.0 27.5 2.4
1,000 to 1,499 miles 27.9 5.8 24.9 5.0 24.5 4.7
1,500 to 1,999 miles 32.1 2.6 33.2 2.5 32.8 4.5
2,000 miles or more 36.2 0.1 S S 49.0 1.0

Parcel, USPS or courier

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles
CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent
All distances 17.2 26.0 23.2
Less than 50 miles 48.8 3.4 S S S S
50 to 99 miles 39.1 1.2 S S S S
100 to 249 miles 26.4 3.4 36.8 3.8 34.7 1.3
250 to 499 miles 28.5 2.6 37.1 2.0 35.3 1.3
500 to 749 miles 37.3 2.1 S S 49.6 1.3
750 to 999 miles 32.9 2.6 27.9 1.8 27.5 2.3
1,000 to 1,499 miles 28.2 5.9 27.1 4.8 27.1 4.8
1,500 to 1,999 miles 32.1 2.6 33.2 2.5 32.8 4.3
2,000 miles or more 36.2 0.1 S S 49.0 1.0

All other multiple modes

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles
CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent
All distances S S S S S S
Less than 50 miles
50 to 99 miles
100 to 249 miles
250 to 499 miles S S S S S S
500 to 749 miles
750 to 999 miles
1,000 to 1,499 miles S S S S S S
1,500 to 1,999 miles
2,000 miles or more

Other and unknown modes

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles
CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent
All distances 24.8 33.9 34.4
Less than 50 miles 29.0 11.3 35.0 10.1 48.8 12.8
50 to 99 miles S S S S S S
100 to 249 miles 43.9 5.5 S S 45.2 7.0
250 to 499 miles S S S S S S
500 to 749 miles S S S S S S
750 to 999 miles S S S S S S
1,000 to 1,499 miles S S S S S S
1,500 to 1,999 miles S S S S S S
2,000 miles or more 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.