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 189,390 100.0 336,341 100.0 99,630 100.0 437
Single modes 169,254 89.4 300,080 89.2 95,842 96.2 214
Truck2 157,473 83.1 159,849 47.5 28,648 28.8 189
For-hire Truck 106,083 56.0 88,049 26.2 23,055 23.1 482
Private Truck 51,199 27.0 71,721 21.3 5,585 5.6 88
Rail 6,955 3.7 106,722 31.7 55,166 55.4 521
Water S S 32,887 9.8 11,999 12.0 379
Shallow draft S S 32,887 9.8 11,999 12.0 379
Great Lakes
Deep draft
Air (including truck and air) 1,100 0.6 23 26 1,189
Pipeline3 201 0.1 599 0.2 S S S
Multiple modes 18,021 9.5 3,099 0.9 3,234 3.2 700
Parcel, USPS or courier 16,979 9.0 443 0.1 287 0.3 699
Truck and rail 465 0.2 1,329 0.4 1,830 1.8 1,798
Truck and water S S S S S S 2,338
Rail and water S S S S S S 706
Other multiple modes S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 2,115 1.1 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.