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 185,392 100.0 254,827 100.0 72,910 100.0 517
Single modes 157,782 85.1 247,143 97.0 67,095 92.0 233
Truck2 134,904 72.8 189,434 74.3 36,478 50.0 187
For-hire Truck 77,930 42.0 98,150 38.5 27,065 37.1 388
Private Truck 56,727 30.6 86,588 34.0 9,141 12.5 100
Rail 19,652 10.6 31,118 12.2 18,270 25.1 674
Water 1,043 0.6 S S 12,255 16.8 S
Shallow draft 1,043 0.6 S S 12,255 16.8 S
Great Lakes
Deep draft
Air (including truck and air) 2,170 1.2 65 92 0.1 1,347
Pipeline3 S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 23,421 12.6 5,143 2.0 4,717 6.5 833
Parcel, USPS or courier 21,588 11.6 1,042 0.4 822 1.1 832
Truck and rail 1,225 0.7 1,132 0.4 1,597 2.2 1,668
Truck and water S S S S S S 3,499
Rail and water 344 0.2 S S S S 3,927
Other multiple modes S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 4,190 2.3 2,541 1.0 1,099 1.5 246

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.