Table B-6. Estimated Measures of Reliability for Shipment Characteristics by Commodity Group and Mode of Transportation for CBSA of Origin: 2002

Table B-6. Estimated Measures of Reliability for Shipment Characteristics by Commodity Group and Mode of Transportation 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 Commodities

Mode of transportation 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 modes 9.5 18.0 16.7 18.1
Single modes 11.5 3.3 17.7 2.0 15.1 2.3 29.5
Truck 9.9 3.2 14.3 6.0 18.0 5.1 25.5
Rail 38.4 1.4 43.8 5.3 35.9 7.6 24.8
All other Single modes 27.3 1.3 33.5 2.2 30.5 4.6 9.2
Multiple modes 26.6 2.7 49.9 0.4 S S 15.2
Parcel, USPS or courier 29.4 2.8 34.9 43.1 15.2
All other multiple modes S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 35.4 1.3 S S S S S

SCTG 01-05, Agriculture products and fish

Mode of transportation 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 modes 37.9 32.2 32.9 S
Single modes 39.0 4.3 32.3 0.4 32.9 S
Truck 44.2 9.9 S S S S 26.3
Rail
All other Single modes 33.1 8.6 32.6 9.7 32.9 10.5 21.1
Multiple modes S S S S S S 27.7
Parcel, USPS or courier S S S S S S 27.7
All other multiple modes
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 29.9

SCTG 06-09, Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products

Mode of transportation 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 modes 43.7 26.1 S S S
Single modes 46.4 5.5 26.3 1.2 S S S
Truck 46.4 5.5 26.3 1.2 S S S
Rail
All other Single modes S S S S S S 31.6
Multiple modes S S S S S S 31.6
Parcel, USPS or courier
All other multiple modes S S S S S S 31.6
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 31.6

SCTG 10-14, Stones, non-metallic minerals, and metallic ores

Mode of transportation 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 modes 30.4 29.9 38.4 22.1
Single modes 30.4 29.9 38.4 22.1
Truck 30.4 29.9 38.4 22.1
Rail
All other Single modes
Multiple modes
Parcel, USPS or courier
All other multiple modes
Other and unknown modes

SCTG 15-19, Coal and petroleum products

Mode of transportation 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 modes 40.4 35.1 32.8 42.1
Single modes 37.6 2.1 33.5 2.2 33.3 1.7 37.7
Truck S S 43.7 6.7 28.8 9.1 35.6
Rail 41.4 4.8 41.0 4.5 41.1 9.9 25.9
All other Single modes S S S S S S 31.7
Multiple modes S S S S S S 47.1
Parcel, USPS or courier S S S S S S 31.6
All other multiple modes S S S S S S 31.6
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 31.6

SCTG 20-24, Pharmaceutical and chemical products

Mode of transportation 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 modes 34.6 23.5 29.5 S
Single modes 29.4 10.8 23.2 4.6 29.9 3.6 S
Truck 28.8 11.3 36.7 14.2 32.7 17.8 S
Rail 30.3 5.0 33.4 11.0 35.6 13.2 21.7
All other Single modes S S S S S S 29.4
Multiple modes S S S S S S S
Parcel, USPS or courier S S 45.1 0.6 35.1 0.2 S
All other multiple modes S S S S S S 31.6
Other and unknown modes 45.9 5.1 S S S S S

SCTG 25-30, Logs, wood products, and textile and leather

Mode of transportation 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 modes 16.0 20.9 23.1 24.0
Single modes 16.0 9.2 21.1 8.7 23.6 2.7 35.5
Truck 15.9 9.8 20.8 10.2 22.7 9.7 33.4
Rail S S S S S S 27.9
All other Single modes S S S S S S 24.0
Multiple modes 38.6 1.8 S S S S 31.9
Parcel, USPS or courier 38.6 1.8 S S S S 31.9
All other multiple modes
Other and unknown modes 45.2 8.8 S S S S S

SCTG 31-34, Base metal and machinery

Mode of transportation 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 modes 16.8 28.3 33.2 19.0
Single modes 14.8 1.5 24.4 3.1 28.4 4.0 19.9
Truck 14.7 1.6 23.8 3.4 29.1 4.5 23.0
Rail S S S S S S 28.1
All other Single modes S S S S S S 21.6
Multiple modes 38.9 1.2 S S S S 20.9
Parcel, USPS or courier 45.8 1.1 S S S S 19.4
All other multiple modes S S S S S S 43.5
Other and unknown modes 45.1 0.6 S S S S S

SCTG 35-38, Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments

Mode of transportation 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 modes 21.4 24.0 26.2 35.3
Single modes 21.8 4.3 24.6 1.9 26.4 1.2 41.7
Truck 22.6 5.5 24.7 2.0 26.7 1.9 S
Rail S S S S S S 29.8
All other Single modes 43.6 3.6 S S S S 10.6
Multiple modes 36.9 4.1 45.9 1.7 45.8 1.2 25.7
Parcel, USPS or courier 34.9 4.1 S S S S 25.7
All other multiple modes S S S S S S 31.6
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S

SCTG 39-43, Furniture, mixed freight and misc manufactured products

Mode of transportation 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 modes 31.6 S S 45.0 S
Single modes 31.8 7.6 S S 45.0 1.1 S
Truck 29.3 7.4 37.7 19.4 44.3 2.8 S
Rail S S S S S S 31.6
All other Single modes S S S S S S 27.9
Multiple modes S S S S S S S
Parcel, USPS or courier S S S S S S S
All other multiple modes
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S

Commodity Unknown

Mode of transportation 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 modes 47.8 S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S
Truck S S S S S S S
Rail
All other Single modes
Multiple modes S S S S S S S
Parcel, USPS or courier S S S S S S S
All other multiple modes
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 47.1

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.