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 10.7 15.6 25.6 36.1
Less than 50 lbs 18.4 4.5 25.5 0.2 28.1 0.5 32.3
50 to 99 lbs 30.5 1.9 31.3 0.2 21.5 0.2 S
100 to 499 lbs 11.6 1.2 30.2 1.1 25.6 1.0 S
500 to 749 lbs 22.3 0.5 33.1 0.7 30.5 0.9 S
750 to 999 lbs 25.6 0.4 24.6 0.5 29.9 0.7 S
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 23.8 4.8 S S 13.5 7.7 S
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 35.2 5.9 22.6 4.0 S S 25.4
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 26.6 1.8 24.4 8.3 31.4 8.0 29.3
100,000 lbs or more 47.8 1.4 47.2 4.8 S S 24.6

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 13.0 15.7 25.7 S
Less than 50 lbs 25.4 4.0 25.7 21.7 0.2 S
50 to 99 lbs 33.5 1.7 35.6 0.1 19.1 0.1 S
100 to 499 lbs 14.4 1.4 31.9 1.1 28.5 0.9 S
500 to 749 lbs 22.3 0.5 35.0 0.7 29.7 0.9 S
750 to 999 lbs 25.6 0.4 24.7 0.5 29.9 0.7 S
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 24.1 5.1 S S 13.9 7.8 S
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 35.3 6.1 22.7 4.0 S S 26.9
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 26.6 2.2 24.4 8.4 30.6 8.2 29.4
100,000 lbs or more 47.5 1.8 46.7 4.8 49.5 8.0 24.3

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 15.7 18.8 31.8 S
Less than 50 lbs 22.6 2.0 26.5 41.1 S
50 to 99 lbs 38.1 2.1 30.0 0.2 34.9 0.4 S
100 to 499 lbs 11.6 2.4 27.4 1.5 32.4 1.3 S
500 to 749 lbs 27.9 0.8 25.7 0.8 32.7 1.0 S
750 to 999 lbs 23.3 0.5 24.9 0.5 32.7 1.0 S
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 24.1 5.3 29.4 6.2 13.1 7.3 S
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 35.3 6.4 23.4 4.2 S S 26.1
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 26.6 2.6 24.9 8.9 31.5 8.2 31.1
100,000 lbs or more

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 40.8 S S 47.6 S
Less than 50 lbs S S S S S S 31.6
50 to 99 lbs S S S S S S S
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 31.6
10,000 to 49,999 lbs S S S S S S 31.6
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S S S S S 31.6
100,000 lbs or more 47.5 10.7 46.7 13.5 49.5 10.3 24.3

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 20.4 S S S S 5.8
Less than 50 lbs 34.9 12.8 24.3 6.6 21.2 7.1 7.2
50 to 99 lbs 41.0 5.5 36.7 5.2 38.6 5.8 11.1
100 to 499 lbs 48.8 9.7 38.8 9.2 38.6 8.2 11.6
500 to 749 lbs S S S S 48.7 2.3 27.5
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S 30.9
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 42.0 3.5 42.2 11.7 42.3 13.3 23.3
10,000 to 49,999 lbs S S S S S S 31.6
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S S S S S 31.6
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 17.7 39.3 41.8 15.7
Less than 50 lbs 21.6 9.5 S S 38.8 9.2 15.6
50 to 99 lbs 39.0 9.3 S S S S 32.9
100 to 499 lbs 41.0 3.9 S S S S 27.1
500 to 749 lbs S S S S S S S
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

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 17.9 39.3 41.8 16.0
Less than 50 lbs 21.6 9.5 S S 38.8 9.2 15.9
50 to 99 lbs 39.0 9.3 S S S S 32.9
100 to 499 lbs 41.0 3.9 S S S S 27.1
500 to 749 lbs S S S S S S S
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 S S S S S S 31.6
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
10,000 to 49,999 lbs
50,000 to 99,999 lbs
100,000 lbs or more

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 S S S S S S S
Less than 50 lbs S S S S S S 26.1
50 to 99 lbs 49.6 8.9 S S 48.5 10.5 S
100 to 499 lbs S S S S S S S
500 to 749 lbs S S S S S S 31.6
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S 31.6
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 49.1 1.7 39.6 12.1 41.3 10.5 29.1
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 48.4 1.1 S S S S 26.1
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S S S S S 31.6
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.