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 139,843 100.0 495,703 100.0 131,293 100.0 214
Single modes 130,528 93.3 479,467 96.7 124,940 95.2 109
Truck2 55,481 39.7 130,369 26.3 S S 93
For-hire Truck 32,211 23.0 73,918 14.9 S S 321
Private Truck 23,249 16.6 56,419 11.4 4,558 3.5 37
Rail 17,128 12.2 29,927 6.0 25,986 19.8 983
Water 35,103 25.1 220,917 44.6 55,069 41.9 S
Shallow draft 16,741 12.0 88,220 17.8 29,662 22.6 208
Great Lakes
Deep draft 18,362 13.1 132,697 26.8 25,407 19.4 S
Air (including truck and air) 133 0.1 5 6 1,364
Pipeline3 22,681 16.2 98,249 19.8 S S S
Multiple modes 5,644 4.0 3,780 0.8 5,521 4.2 601
Parcel, USPS or courier 4,792 3.4 193 110 599
Truck and rail 321 0.2 344 390 0.3 1,330
Truck and water S S S S S S 2,473
Rail and water S S S S S S S
Other multiple modes S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 3,672 2.6 S S S S 78

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.