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 32,355 100.0 32,121 100.0 10,590 100.0 570
Single modes 28,091 86.8 31,219 97.2 10,102 95.4 205
Truck2 25,307 78.2 26,660 83.0 6,712 63.4 183
For-hire Truck 11,093 34.3 13,082 40.7 5,638 53.2 631
Private Truck 14,185 43.8 13,569 42.2 1,071 10.1 98
Rail 2,178 6.7 3,735 11.6 3,341 31.6 968
Water S S S S S S 121
Shallow draft
Great Lakes
Deep draft S S S S S S 121
Air (including truck and air) 537 1.7 21 S S 1,843
Pipeline3 S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 2,925 9.0 106 0.3 95 0.9 918
Parcel, USPS or courier 2,865 8.9 69 0.2 59 0.6 919
Truck and rail 55 0.2 36 0.1 37 0.3 1,503
Truck and water S S S S S S S
Rail and water
Other multiple modes S S S S S S 2
Other and unknown modes 1,339 4.1 795 2.5 393 3.7 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.