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 166,430 100.0 336,237 100.0 154,321 100.0 642
Single modes 130,616 78.5 292,552 87.0 113,206 73.4 249
Truck2 114,842 69.0 199,281 59.3 33,195 21.5 200
For-hire Truck 72,785 43.7 68,544 20.4 26,897 17.4 562
Private Truck 41,796 25.1 S S 6,164 4.0 S
Rail 5,579 3.4 53,733 16.0 34,611 22.4 884
Water 2,481 1.5 36,124 10.7 45,275 29.3 813
Shallow draft 2,260 1.4 28,641 8.5 39,437 25.6 814
Great Lakes 207 0.1 7,408 2.2 5,837 3.8 795
Deep draft S S S S S S 1
Air (including truck and air) 6,949 4.2 58 75 1,499
Pipeline3 S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 30,993 18.6 38,871 11.6 38,756 25.1 952
Parcel, USPS or courier 29,139 17.5 839 0.2 599 0.4 950
Truck and rail S S S S S S 1,218
Truck and water S S 474 0.1 729 0.5 4,299
Rail and water 939 0.6 36,135 10.7 36,738 23.8 962
Other multiple modes S S S S S S 2
Other and unknown modes 4,821 2.9 4,813 1.4 2,360 1.5 69

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.