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 61,797 100.0 101,684 100.0 33,226 100.0 371
Single modes 52,888 85.6 100,231 98.6 32,938 99.1 212
Truck2 49,569 80.2 79,225 77.9 14,059 42.3 171
For-hire Truck 35,074 56.8 36,202 35.6 11,245 33.8 436
Private Truck 14,408 23.3 43,014 42.3 2,805 8.4 82
Rail 3,015 4.9 20,778 20.4 18,869 56.8 1,015
Water
Shallow draft
Great Lakes
Deep draft
Air (including truck and air) 293 0.5 6 8 1,346
Pipeline3 S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 7,259 11.7 179 0.2 137 0.4 687
Parcel, USPS or courier 7,119 11.5 162 0.2 108 0.3 687
Truck and rail S S S S S S 1,631
Truck and water S S S S S S 4,100
Rail and water
Other multiple modes
Other and unknown modes 1,649 2.7 S S 151 0.5 49

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.