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 923,669 100.0 903,954 100.0 166,862 100.0 782
Single modes 709,161 76.8 873,245 96.6 143,025 85.7 457
Truck2 625,530 67.7 767,680 84.9 114,225 68.5 237
For-hire Truck 335,939 36.4 303,308 33.6 80,005 47.9 785
Private Truck 283,577 30.7 456,852 50.5 33,492 20.1 93
Rail 9,718 1.1 21,358 2.4 22,836 13.7 1,730
Water 1,789 0.2 8,673 1.0 S S 2,383
Shallow draft S S S S S S S
Great Lakes
Deep draft S S 7,178 0.8 S S 2,938
Air (including truck and air) 51,996 5.6 636 933 0.6 2,826
Pipeline3 20,129 2.2 74,898 8.3 S S S
Multiple modes 181,123 19.6 11,567 1.3 19,804 11.9 1,152
Parcel, USPS or courier 175,036 19.0 2,891 0.3 3,220 1.9 1,151
Truck and rail 3,946 0.4 5,261 0.6 7,508 4.5 1,895
Truck and water 1,958 0.2 S S S S 2,572
Rail and water S S S S S S 2,475
Other multiple modes S S S S S S 14
Other and unknown modes 33,385 3.6 19,142 2.1 4,033 2.4 272

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.