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 121,356 100.0 165,399 100.0 15,140 100.0 261
Single modes 106,783 88.0 163,542 98.9 14,658 96.8 88
Truck2 104,030 85.7 157,023 94.9 11,547 76.3 78
For-hire Truck 47,266 38.9 58,182 35.2 8,414 55.6 309
Private Truck 56,666 46.7 98,749 59.7 3,118 20.6 47
Rail 1,618 1.3 4,499 2.7 2,997 19.8 786
Water S S S S S S 59
Shallow draft S S S S S S 59
Great Lakes
Deep draft
Air (including truck and air) 1,105 0.9 20 34 0.2 1,737
Pipeline3 S S S
Multiple modes 10,384 8.6 477 0.3 393 2.6 656
Parcel, USPS or courier 9,997 8.2 331 0.2 170 1.1 654
Truck and rail 155 0.1 87 164 1.1 1,291
Truck and water S S S S S S 1,541
Rail and water S S S S S S 7,742
Other multiple modes S S S S S S 36
Other and unknown modes 4,189 3.5 1,380 0.8 89 0.6 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.