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 28,471 100.0 34,971 100.0 20,561 100.0 614
Single modes 25,793 90.6 33,435 95.6 20,067 97.6 558
Truck2 19,094 67.1 26,666 76.3 11,359 55.2 146
For-hire Truck 9,934 34.9 13,967 39.9 8,789 42.7 665
Private Truck 9,122 32.0 12,674 36.2 2,538 12.3 67
Rail 2,234 7.8 5,898 16.9 8,367 40.7 1,490
Water S S S S S S 373
Shallow draft S S S S S S 373
Great Lakes
Deep draft
Air (including truck and air) 4,367 15.3 11 21 0.1 2,124
Pipeline3 S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 1,876 6.6 238 0.7 270 1.3 850
Parcel, USPS or courier 1,700 6.0 48 0.1 42 0.2 849
Truck and rail 97 0.3 100 0.3 191 0.9 1,731
Truck and water S S S S S S S
Rail and water
Other multiple modes S S S S S S 8
Other and unknown modes 801 2.8 S S S S 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.