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 296,989 100.0 455,084 100.0 61,074 100.0 484
Single modes 245,096 82.5 444,398 97.7 58,629 96.0 154
Truck2 226,639 76.3 361,197 79.4 40,866 66.9 125
For-hire Truck 97,189 32.7 210,389 46.2 30,286 49.6 565
Private Truck 128,728 43.3 149,286 32.8 9,967 16.3 43
Rail 6,701 2.3 S S 17,082 28.0 1,152
Water 320 0.1 S S S S S
Shallow draft S S S S S S 440
Great Lakes
Deep draft 190 S S S S S
Air (including truck and air) 10,922 3.7 238 337 0.6 1,645
Pipeline3 513 0.2 S S S S S
Multiple modes 39,863 13.4 1,724 0.4 1,252 2.0 1,060
Parcel, USPS or courier 39,094 13.2 884 0.2 833 1.4 1,060
Truck and rail 191 308 316 0.5 1,146
Truck and water S S S S 23 5,051
Rail and water
Other multiple modes 124 S S S S 504
Other and unknown modes 12,030 4.1 8,963 2.0 1,193 2.0 62

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.