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 13,480 100.0 23,659 100.0 S S 214
Single modes 10,786 80.0 18,971 80.2 382 8.3 69
Truck2 7,484 55.5 11,494 48.6 127 2.8 13
For-hire Truck 1,175 8.7 3,290 13.9 36 0.8 11
Private Truck 6,284 46.6 8,011 33.9 90 1.9 13
Rail
Water S S 547 2.3 108 2.3 480
Shallow draft
Great Lakes
Deep draft S S 547 2.3 108 2.3 480
Air (including truck and air) 362 2.7 13 12 0.3 1,094
Pipeline3 1,437 10.7 6,919 29.2 S S S
Multiple modes 2,124 15.8 4,259 18.0 S S 1,277
Parcel, USPS or courier 853 6.3 25 0.1 13 0.3 1,694
Truck and rail
Truck and water 946 7.0 2,783 11.8 S S 589
Rail and water
Other multiple modes 325 2.4 1,452 6.1 124 2.7 S
Other and unknown modes 569 4.2 429 1.8 18 0.4 S

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.