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 286,580 100.0 237,847 100.0 41,341 100.0 511
Single modes 225,159 78.6 232,243 97.6 35,149 85.0 190
Truck2 210,095 73.3 180,400 75.8 26,997 65.3 164
For-hire Truck 146,644 51.2 89,824 37.8 21,175 51.2 447
Private Truck 61,122 21.3 88,805 37.3 5,709 13.8 47
Rail 2,293 0.8 5,987 2.5 3,853 9.3 785
Water 4,383 1.5 21,868 9.2 2,891 7.0 143
Shallow draft 3,821 1.3 18,728 7.9 1,900 4.6 80
Great Lakes
Deep draft 562 0.2 3,140 1.3 991 2.4 329
Air (including truck and air) 3,889 1.4 S S S S 1,392
Pipeline3 4,498 1.6 23,857 10.0 S S S
Multiple modes 55,563 19.4 2,406 1.0 S S 858
Parcel, USPS or courier 54,415 19.0 1,001 0.4 743 1.8 858
Truck and rail S S 197 481 1.2 2,472
Truck and water 317 0.1 124 23 S
Rail and water
Other multiple modes S S S S S S 922
Other and unknown modes 5,858 2.0 3,197 1.3 S S 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.