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

Table B-3. Estimated Measures of Reliability for Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation and Distance Shipped 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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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 9.5 10.5 5.7
Less than 50 miles 14.8 2.2 19.3 4.3 20.0 0.5
50 to 99 miles 27.6 2.0 34.0 4.6 30.3 2.1
100 to 249 miles 17.0 1.8 13.7 2.3 16.6 2.4
250 to 499 miles 14.2 1.8 11.4 1.5 11.2 1.7
500 to 749 miles 13.0 1.7 10.0 1.4 9.9 1.9
750 to 999 miles 20.0 1.3 6.7 0.5 7.4 1.1
1,000 to 1,499 miles 15.7 1.1 19.4 0.8 17.5 2.0
1,500 to 1,999 miles 24.8 0.7 28.0 0.5 29.4 1.9
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 10.6 10.1 7.0
Less than 50 miles 14.2 2.3 19.2 4.5 20.5 0.6
50 to 99 miles 27.8 2.2 34.0 4.9 30.2 2.8
100 to 249 miles 17.7 1.9 13.5 2.5 16.5 2.9
250 to 499 miles 15.4 1.9 9.6 1.6 10.1 1.2
500 to 749 miles 14.0 1.8 14.8 1.7 15.0 2.3
750 to 999 miles 21.5 1.4 7.3 0.5 8.0 1.2
1,000 to 1,499 miles 17.8 1.2 21.0 0.9 19.5 2.4
1,500 to 1,999 miles 29.9 0.8 30.6 0.5 32.2 1.9
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 11.0 12.6 9.4
Less than 50 miles 15.0 2.4 19.1 5.2 20.0 0.7
50 to 99 miles 28.2 2.5 46.5 5.3 44.6 3.7
100 to 249 miles 18.3 2.0 19.7 3.3 22.3 2.7
250 to 499 miles 15.9 2.0 9.4 2.1 9.6 1.9
500 to 749 miles 15.0 1.6 19.6 1.9 20.7 2.9
750 to 999 miles 22.6 1.4 7.5 0.5 7.7 1.2
1,000 to 1,499 miles 21.1 1.3 23.7 1.0 22.2 2.6
1,500 to 1,999 miles 35.3 0.8 24.3 0.3 24.7 1.2
2,000 miles or more S S S S S S

For-hire truck

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
All distances 17.6 15.4 11.7
Less than 50 miles 19.1 1.9 24.3 3.9 21.5 0.2
50 to 99 miles 31.3 3.0 S S S S
100 to 249 miles 31.9 2.1 21.9 3.4 22.8 2.2
250 to 499 miles 21.5 2.5 10.5 3.1 10.8 2.3
500 to 749 miles 19.2 1.6 21.7 2.1 23.1 3.0
750 to 999 miles 26.2 1.9 10.1 0.8 10.3 1.2
1,000 to 1,499 miles 23.9 1.5 25.1 1.3 24.2 2.6
1,500 to 1,999 miles 36.5 1.0 24.0 0.3 24.3 1.3
2,000 miles or more S S S S S S

Private truck

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
All distances 12.2 21.9 26.0
Less than 50 miles 14.1 3.3 27.2 5.0 24.6 2.5
50 to 99 miles 27.0 2.3 33.1 3.0 34.9 2.4
100 to 249 miles 15.5 2.2 37.7 2.8 44.3 3.7
250 to 499 miles 18.8 2.6 18.5 2.0 18.1 2.8
500 to 749 miles 20.2 1.4 34.9 1.7 35.3 3.9
750 to 999 miles 26.8 0.8 25.2 0.2 25.3 1.2
1,000 to 1,499 miles 23.1 0.7 S S S S
1,500 to 1,999 miles 40.8 0.3 48.5 0.1 48.1 0.8
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 13.5 15.6 14.0
Less than 50 miles 45.4 4.0 41.4 3.2 45.4 0.2
50 to 99 miles 49.8 0.7 29.8 7.5 31.2 2.6
100 to 249 miles 35.0 2.0 32.0 5.4 24.1 2.1
250 to 499 miles 11.9 3.3 17.9 4.2 16.7 5.7
500 to 749 miles 17.4 2.7 18.9 1.2 18.5 2.3
750 to 999 miles 32.4 4.3 22.9 2.0 22.6 3.4
1,000 to 1,499 miles 26.2 2.5 18.4 0.8 17.6 1.7
1,500 to 1,999 miles 27.4 2.2 47.4 2.1 48.0 5.4
2,000 miles or more

Water

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 38.2 34.3
Less than 50 miles S S S S S S
50 to 99 miles S S S S S S
100 to 249 miles S S 44.1 13.9 43.8 13.0
250 to 499 miles S S S S S S
500 to 749 miles S S S S S S
750 to 999 miles
1,000 to 1,499 miles
1,500 to 1,999 miles
2,000 miles or more

Shallow draft

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 38.2 34.3
Less than 50 miles S S S S S S
50 to 99 miles S S S S S S
100 to 249 miles S S 44.1 13.9 43.8 13.0
250 to 499 miles S S S S S S
500 to 749 miles S S S S S S
750 to 999 miles
1,000 to 1,499 miles
1,500 to 1,999 miles
2,000 miles or more

Great Lakes

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

Deep draft

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

Air (including truck and air)

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 37.2 32.0
Less than 50 miles
50 to 99 miles
100 to 249 miles 40.7 7.1 S S S S
250 to 499 miles 40.1 5.2 S S S S
500 to 749 miles S S S S 49.8 10.0
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 30.5 2.9 31.4 4.0
2,000 miles or more S S S S S S

Pipeline

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 S S S S S S
50 to 99 miles S S
100 to 249 miles S S
250 to 499 miles S S
500 to 749 miles S S
750 to 999 miles S S
1,000 to 1,499 miles S S
1,500 to 1,999 miles S S
2,000 miles or more 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 23.5 28.8 34.4
Less than 50 miles 39.1 0.9 S S S S
50 to 99 miles 47.2 1.7 S S S S
100 to 249 miles 29.8 1.7 41.1 2.1 39.4 0.6
250 to 499 miles 23.2 3.7 46.0 7.1 43.7 6.4
500 to 749 miles 35.6 3.1 S S S S
750 to 999 miles 25.1 2.8 37.5 3.5 39.2 4.9
1,000 to 1,499 miles 32.0 3.5 21.1 7.6 20.9 9.6
1,500 to 1,999 miles 23.7 1.9 37.7 1.4 38.4 2.2
2,000 miles or more S S S S S S

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 32.8 33.5 32.5
Less than 50 miles 40.3 1.3 S S S S
50 to 99 miles 47.2 2.9 S S S S
100 to 249 miles 32.6 1.9 S S 44.4 3.0
250 to 499 miles 35.5 3.2 25.6 3.4 27.7 1.6
500 to 749 miles 49.6 3.0 48.1 3.6 48.8 2.9
750 to 999 miles 22.5 2.5 18.3 3.0 19.3 3.6
1,000 to 1,499 miles 45.8 3.4 S S S S
1,500 to 1,999 miles 29.9 3.0 40.4 2.5 40.0 5.3
2,000 miles or more S S S S S S

Truck and rail

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
All distances 21.7 26.1 25.7
Less than 50 miles
50 to 99 miles
100 to 249 miles S S S S S S
250 to 499 miles 33.7 6.7 S S 47.6 7.8
500 to 749 miles 45.5 3.4 S S S S
750 to 999 miles 38.4 4.6 39.9 4.6 40.9 5.2
1,000 to 1,499 miles 16.3 10.7 20.7 11.7 20.8 10.6
1,500 to 1,999 miles 44.2 2.9 45.9 1.8 45.8 3.5
2,000 miles or more S S S S S S

Truck and water

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 S S S S S S
50 to 99 miles
100 to 249 miles
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
2,000 miles or more S S 49.4 11.0 S S

Rail and water

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

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 S S S S S S
50 to 99 miles
100 to 249 miles
250 to 499 miles
500 to 749 miles S S S S S S
750 to 999 miles
1,000 to 1,499 miles
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 33.4 S S S S
Less than 50 miles 37.5 6.5 S S S S
50 to 99 miles S S S S S S
100 to 249 miles 25.6 3.9 47.6 8.8 S S
250 to 499 miles S S S S S S
500 to 749 miles 46.3 5.6 S S S S
750 to 999 miles 40.8 2.7 29.0 3.4 29.5 5.5
1,000 to 1,499 miles 46.0 2.1 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, Individual State Data, December 2004.