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 270,703 100.0 339,846 100.0 68,310 100.0 469
Single modes 241,595 89.2 330,322 97.2 66,198 96.9 247
Truck2 224,029 82.8 301,838 88.8 51,362 75.2 221
For-hire Truck 145,158 53.6 152,603 44.9 40,922 59.9 466
Private Truck 78,050 28.8 147,306 43.3 9,611 14.1 89
Rail 9,527 3.5 27,180 8.0 14,483 21.2 647
Water S S S S S S 250
Shallow draft S S S S S S 323
Great Lakes
Deep draft S S S S S S 241
Air (including truck and air) S S 76 108 0.2 1,415
Pipeline3 23 125 S S S
Multiple modes 22,007 8.1 1,690 0.5 1,306 1.9 742
Parcel, USPS or courier 21,186 7.8 689 0.2 400 0.6 742
Truck and rail 770 0.3 982 0.3 830 1.2 1,317
Truck and water 48 S S 75 0.1 5,035
Rail and water
Other multiple modes S S S S S S 11
Other and unknown modes 7,100 2.6 7,834 2.3 806 1.2 111

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.