Table 1a. Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation for State of Origin: 2002

Table 1a. Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation for State 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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Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles1 Average miles
per shipment
2002
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
(thousands)
Percent of total 2002
(millions)
Percent of
total
All modes 8,032 100.0 36,498 100.0 7,690 100.0 166
Single modes 7,065 88.0 35,811 98.1 7,015 91.2 141
Truck2 4,620 57.5 14,266 39.1 859 11.2 69
For-hire Truck 2,204 27.4 7,139 19.6 720 9.4 179
Private Truck 2,380 29.6 7,120 19.5 136 1.8 36
Rail 1,181 14.7 S S 3,739 48.6 401
Water 516 6.4 1,529 4.2 S S 376
Shallow draft 99 1.2 S S S S S
Great Lakes
Deep draft 417 5.2 S S S S 639
Air (including truck and air) 294 3.7 42 0.1 46 0.6 1,063
Pipeline3 454 5.7 1,946 5.3 S S S
Multiple modes 610 7.6 S S S S 656
Parcel, USPS or courier 177 2.2 10 8 0.1 607
Truck and rail S S S S S S 413
Truck and water 429 5.3 S S S S 1,340
Rail and water S S S S S S 1,363
Other multiple modes S S S S S S 22
Other and unknown modes 357 4.4 S S 33 0.4 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.

1 Ton-miles estimates are based on estimated distances traveled along a modeled transportation network. See "Mileage Calculations" section for additional information.
2 "Truck" as a single mode includes shipments that were made by only private truck, only for-hire truck, or a combination of private truck and for-hire truck.
3 Estimates for pipeline exclude shipments of crude petroleum.

NOTES: Value-of-shipments estimates have not been adjusted for price changes. Appendix B tables provide estimated measures of sampling variability. The Introduction and appendixes give information on confidentially protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, sample design, and definitions. Links to this information on the Internet may be found at www.census.gov/cfs.
Coverage for the 2002 Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) differs from the previous surveys due to a change from the 1987 Standard Industrial Classification System to the 1997 North American Industry Classification System and other survey improvements. Therefore, data users are urged to use caution when comparing 2002 CFS estimates with estimates from prior years.

SOURCE: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (USDOT) and U.S. Census Bureau, 2002 Commodity Flow Survey, Individual States Data, December 2004.