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 9.8 8.6
Truck 14.5 6.2 12.3
Rail 17.7 5.0 8.8
Shallow draft 35.9 5.3 S
Great Lakes
Deep draft
Air 34.9 5.7
Parcel, USPS or courier S S 31.6
Pipeline S S S
Other and unknown modes 46.0 0.6 34.1

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.