Table B-2. Estimated Measures of Reliability for Shipment Characteristics by Total Modal Activity for State of Origin: 2002

Table B-2. Estimated Measures of Reliability for Shipment Characteristics by Total Modal Activity 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 Ton-miles CV of average miles
per shipment
CV Std. error of percent
Total 16.3 14.8
Truck 25.3 5.9 18.4
Rail 18.2 4.5 5.7
Shallow draft 37.4 1.4 30.2
Great Lakes
Deep draft S S 26.2
Air 49.5 12.6
Parcel, USPS or courier 41.5 1.1 S
Pipeline S S S
Other and unknown modes 32.9 0.3 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.
CV Coefficient of variation of number

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SOURCE: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (USDOT) and U.S. Census Bureau, 2002 Commodity Flow Survey, Individual State Data, December 2004.