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 291,458 100.0 397,829 100.0 82,601 100.0 682
Single modes 244,448 83.9 382,357 96.1 74,388 90.1 150
Truck2 225,612 77.4 291,532 73.3 41,147 49.8 136
For-hire Truck 137,010 47.0 142,936 35.9 31,603 38.3 431
Private Truck 88,383 30.3 147,908 37.2 9,445 11.4 53
Rail 11,600 4.0 57,902 14.6 28,614 34.6 667
Water 1,153 0.4 14,935 3.8 4,294 5.2 S
Shallow draft S S 13,757 3.5 4,293 5.2 S
Great Lakes S S S S S S 1
Deep draft
Air (including truck and air) S S S S S S 1,465
Pipeline3 S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 32,216 11.1 6,260 1.6 6,338 7.7 897
Parcel, USPS or courier 24,999 8.6 682 0.2 461 0.6 896
Truck and rail 6,343 2.2 1,938 0.5 2,105 2.5 1,340
Truck and water 23 S S S S 4,367
Rail and water 5 111 36 303
Other multiple modes S S S S S S 1,050
Other and unknown modes 14,794 5.1 9,212 2.3 1,875 2.3 116

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.