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 94,897 100.0 98,720 100.0 38,333 100.0 410
Single modes 89,490 94.3 96,360 97.6 37,217 97.1 372
Truck2 82,103 86.5 68,359 69.2 24,986 65.2 350
For-hire Truck 57,160 60.2 36,285 36.8 21,273 55.5 675
Private Truck 24,932 26.3 32,066 32.5 3,710 9.7 68
Rail 3,204 3.4 8,650 8.8 6,523 17.0 823
Water 1,960 2.1 10,460 10.6 4,808 12.5 229
Shallow draft 1,157 1.2 5,395 5.5 1,431 3.7 195
Great Lakes
Deep draft S S S S S S 626
Air (including truck and air) S S S S 12 1,345
Pipeline3 1,843 1.9 8,881 9.0 S S S
Multiple modes 3,497 3.7 688 0.7 707 1.8 656
Parcel, USPS or courier 2,750 2.9 90 54 0.1 651
Truck and rail 741 0.8 585 0.6 630 1.6 1,585
Truck and water S S S S S S 6,518
Rail and water
Other multiple modes S S S S S S 1,672
Other and unknown modes 1,910 2.0 1,673 1.7 408 1.1 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.