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 82,477 100.0 48,894 100.0 5,255 100.0 1,072
Single modes 63,563 77.1 47,791 97.7 4,731 90.0 207
Truck2 61,768 74.9 47,291 96.7 4,348 82.7 121
For-hire Truck 35,084 42.5 11,462 23.4 3,046 58.0 555
Private Truck 26,478 32.1 35,640 72.9 1,290 24.6 41
Rail 121 0.1 489 1.0 368 7.0 1,080
Water
Shallow draft
Great Lakes
Deep draft
Air (including truck and air) 1,673 2.0 10 15 0.3 1,855
Pipeline3 S S S
Multiple modes 17,104 20.7 651 1.3 396 7.5 1,276
Parcel, USPS or courier 17,068 20.7 434 0.9 375 7.1 1,276
Truck and rail S S S S 21 0.4 S
Truck and water S S S S S S S
Rail and water
Other multiple modes
Other and unknown modes 1,811 2.2 453 0.9 128 2.4 121

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.