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 91,967 100.0 120,127 100.0 37,916 100.0 393
Single modes 83,462 90.8 114,466 95.3 34,394 90.7 305
Truck2 78,165 85.0 93,587 77.9 24,384 64.3 286
For-hire Truck 53,609 58.3 52,800 44.0 18,890 49.8 621
Private Truck 24,192 26.3 40,550 33.8 5,466 14.4 78
Rail 3,044 3.3 15,801 13.2 7,386 19.5 817
Water S S 4,993 4.2 2,587 6.8 580
Shallow draft S S 4,993 4.2 2,587 6.8 580
Great Lakes
Deep draft
Air (including truck and air) S S 34 36 1,597
Pipeline3 S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 5,433 5.9 2,095 1.7 2,326 6.1 521
Parcel, USPS or courier 3,798 4.1 260 0.2 151 0.4 521
Truck and rail 1,418 1.5 1,098 0.9 1,187 3.1 1,323
Truck and water S S S S S S 1,453
Rail and water
Other multiple modes S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 3,072 3.3 S S S S 98

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.