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 442,130 100.0 718,351 100.0 167,342 100.0 469
Single modes 361,345 81.7 688,164 95.8 149,306 89.2 245
Truck2 328,191 74.2 497,573 69.3 65,577 39.2 210
For-hire Truck 221,388 50.1 266,387 37.1 52,956 31.6 445
Private Truck 106,380 24.1 230,839 32.1 12,565 7.5 69
Rail 14,877 3.4 88,500 12.3 33,676 20.1 504
Water 4,917 1.1 56,725 7.9 46,489 27.8 1,369
Shallow draft 4,911 1.1 56,724 7.9 46,489 27.8 1,371
Great Lakes
Deep draft S S S S S S 3
Air (including truck and air) 3,639 0.8 110 177 0.1 1,240
Pipeline3 9,722 2.2 45,255 6.3 S S S
Multiple modes 68,421 15.5 20,135 2.8 16,907 10.1 656
Parcel, USPS or courier 59,417 13.4 2,405 0.3 1,183 0.7 655
Truck and rail 7,824 1.8 6,077 0.8 4,348 2.6 1,087
Truck and water 883 0.2 8,014 1.1 7,393 4.4 2,077
Rail and water S S S S S S 1,780
Other multiple modes S S S S S S 2,638
Other and unknown modes 12,363 2.8 10,052 1.4 1,130 0.7 93

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.