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 93,184 100.0 150,476 100.0 60,908 100.0 658
Single modes 74,147 79.6 143,624 95.4 53,747 88.2 230
Truck2 64,155 68.8 106,093 70.5 18,159 29.8 144
For-hire Truck 34,701 37.2 43,651 29.0 12,796 21.0 498
Private Truck 29,259 31.4 60,090 39.9 5,265 8.6 54
Rail 2,775 3.0 36,148 24.0 35,385 58.1 976
Water
Shallow draft
Great Lakes
Deep draft
Air (including truck and air) 6,965 7.5 43 S S 1,809
Pipeline3 S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 15,557 16.7 4,641 3.1 6,770 11.1 1,058
Parcel, USPS or courier 15,242 16.4 290 0.2 261 0.4 1,059
Truck and rail 225 0.2 S S 735 1.2 1,358
Truck and water S S S S S S 3,619
Rail and water 51 3,536 2.3 5,610 9.2 1,585
Other multiple modes S S S S S S 1
Other and unknown modes 3,480 3.7 2,212 1.5 390 0.6 107

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.