Table B-4. Estimated Measures of Reliability for Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation and Shipment Size for State of Origin: 2002

Table B-4. Estimated Measures of Reliability for Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation and Shipment Size 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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All modes

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles CV of average miles
per shipment
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
All shipment sizes 9.0 12.2 16.9 13.0
Less than 50 lbs 12.8 1.8 13.3 13.1 16.2
50 to 99 lbs 18.6 0.8 13.0 18.4 26.6
100 to 499 lbs 11.3 1.0 15.9 0.3 18.4 0.2 22.7
500 to 749 lbs 13.5 0.7 16.4 0.2 22.4 0.1 42.7
750 to 999 lbs 20.6 0.5 32.6 0.3 22.0 0.1 37.8
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 11.3 1.3 11.0 1.3 25.6 0.7 16.7
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 11.1 2.4 15.9 4.9 10.6 5.4 10.4
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 20.8 1.2 26.5 2.5 28.1 1.3 11.8
100,000 lbs or more 37.1 2.7 18.9 7.3 20.1 5.7 17.8

Single modes

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles CV of average miles
per shipment
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
All shipment sizes 10.4 12.4 17.0 18.1
Less than 50 lbs 18.2 1.0 17.9 30.3 22.8
50 to 99 lbs 25.5 0.8 15.8 26.4 37.6
100 to 499 lbs 11.4 1.0 17.1 0.3 21.0 0.2 24.0
500 to 749 lbs 14.5 0.8 16.8 0.2 23.3 0.1 43.3
750 to 999 lbs 20.6 0.6 32.6 0.3 22.0 0.1 37.8
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 11.9 1.2 11.4 1.3 25.4 0.7 16.6
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 11.7 2.5 16.7 5.0 11.4 5.6 11.7
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 21.8 1.4 27.3 2.4 28.6 1.3 12.7
100,000 lbs or more 37.1 2.9 18.9 7.4 20.1 5.7 17.9

Truck

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles CV of average miles
per shipment
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
All shipment sizes 7.3 14.5 9.4 13.0
Less than 50 lbs 13.9 0.7 18.7 33.0 17.4
50 to 99 lbs 23.4 0.6 16.4 26.7 28.1
100 to 499 lbs 11.5 1.1 17.1 0.4 21.1 0.2 24.1
500 to 749 lbs 13.1 0.9 16.8 0.2 23.1 0.2 43.4
750 to 999 lbs 20.6 0.7 32.6 0.4 22.0 0.1 37.8
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 12.2 1.6 11.4 1.3 25.4 1.8 16.7
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 11.8 2.6 16.8 4.9 9.8 5.0 11.7
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 21.7 1.6 27.7 4.6 30.4 4.2 13.9
100,000 lbs or more 22.1 0.4 43.0 6.0 22.2 4.4 S

For-hire truck

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles CV of average miles
per shipment
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
All shipment sizes 11.3 16.2 10.0 17.1
Less than 50 lbs 28.1 0.6 S S S S 24.8
50 to 99 lbs 44.2 0.8 50.0 47.4 36.3
100 to 499 lbs 29.0 2.0 S S 39.4 0.4 28.2
500 to 749 lbs 30.8 1.4 46.2 0.2 40.1 0.2 30.3
750 to 999 lbs 28.7 0.6 48.0 0.1 38.1 0.1 28.7
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 26.6 3.6 41.7 1.7 40.3 2.7 20.5
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 11.5 4.7 12.1 4.6 11.5 5.1 12.5
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 25.3 0.9 36.4 4.1 34.2 3.3 21.1
100,000 lbs or more S S 32.6 2.9 27.1 4.0 22.1

Private truck

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles CV of average miles
per shipment
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
All shipment sizes 5.7 15.8 16.1 8.9
Less than 50 lbs 13.2 1.1 18.4 22.9 16.1
50 to 99 lbs 15.9 0.5 17.6 19.0 16.0
100 to 499 lbs 14.1 2.0 22.6 0.7 25.7 1.5 10.8
500 to 749 lbs 12.2 0.9 21.6 0.4 24.6 0.6 18.1
750 to 999 lbs 25.8 1.2 37.6 0.9 21.1 0.4 37.7
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 10.2 2.0 17.2 2.3 18.7 3.1 13.4
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 16.9 2.7 23.6 4.9 15.4 3.7 14.2
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 24.2 2.5 25.7 5.4 31.8 6.7 13.6
100,000 lbs or more 20.5 0.6 49.5 7.6 30.9 6.6 S

Rail

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles CV of average miles
per shipment
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
All shipment sizes 20.6 16.8 24.9 14.0
Less than 50 lbs S S S S S S 31.6
50 to 99 lbs
100 to 499 lbs
500 to 749 lbs
750 to 999 lbs
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S S S S S 31.6
10,000 to 49,999 lbs S S S S S S 44.3
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S S S S S 30.3
100,000 lbs or more 22.0 3.9 17.0 1.2 24.7 1.3 10.1

Water

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles CV of average miles
per shipment
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
All shipment sizes S S S S S S 31.6
Less than 50 lbs
50 to 99 lbs
100 to 499 lbs
500 to 749 lbs
750 to 999 lbs
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S S S S S 31.6
10,000 to 49,999 lbs
50,000 to 99,999 lbs
100,000 lbs or more

Shallow draft

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles CV of average miles
per shipment
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
All shipment sizes
Less than 50 lbs
50 to 99 lbs
100 to 499 lbs
500 to 749 lbs
750 to 999 lbs
1,000 to 9,999 lbs
10,000 to 49,999 lbs
50,000 to 99,999 lbs
100,000 lbs or more

Great Lakes

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles CV of average miles
per shipment
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
All shipment sizes
Less than 50 lbs
50 to 99 lbs
100 to 499 lbs
500 to 749 lbs
750 to 999 lbs
1,000 to 9,999 lbs
10,000 to 49,999 lbs
50,000 to 99,999 lbs
100,000 lbs or more

Deep draft

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles CV of average miles
per shipment
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
All shipment sizes S S S S S S 31.6
Less than 50 lbs
50 to 99 lbs
100 to 499 lbs
500 to 749 lbs
750 to 999 lbs
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S S S S S 31.6
10,000 to 49,999 lbs
50,000 to 99,999 lbs
100,000 lbs or more

Air (including truck and air)

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles CV of average miles
per shipment
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
All shipment sizes 36.5 42.7 39.2 7.3
Less than 50 lbs 47.6 12.7 47.9 10.6 45.8 10.6 12.0
50 to 99 lbs S S S S S S 27.6
100 to 499 lbs S S 29.8 11.8 29.5 11.4 23.3
500 to 749 lbs S S S S S S 33.1
750 to 999 lbs
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S S S 44.9 10.6 26.3
10,000 to 49,999 lbs S S S S S S 31.6
50,000 to 99,999 lbs
100,000 lbs or more

Pipeline

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles CV of average miles
per shipment
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
All shipment sizes S S 49.1 S S S
Less than 50 lbs S S S
50 to 99 lbs S S S
100 to 499 lbs S S S
500 to 749 lbs S S S
750 to 999 lbs S S S
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S S
10,000 to 49,999 lbs S S S S S S S
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S S
100,000 lbs or more S S 49.1 S S S

Multiple modes

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles CV of average miles
per shipment
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
All shipment sizes 16.0 43.1 S S 10.8
Less than 50 lbs 21.3 5.0 16.8 8.9 17.0 11.9 10.6
50 to 99 lbs 29.2 3.7 27.3 3.8 28.4 4.7 15.4
100 to 499 lbs 19.4 3.3 35.3 7.9 21.9 6.2 20.3
500 to 749 lbs S S S S S S S
750 to 999 lbs
1,000 to 9,999 lbs
10,000 to 49,999 lbs S S S S S S 35.3
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S S S S S 31.6
100,000 lbs or more S S S S S S 31.6

Parcel, USPS or courier

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles CV of average miles
per shipment
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
All shipment sizes 16.3 22.9 17.3 10.8
Less than 50 lbs 21.3 5.1 16.8 4.3 17.0 5.5 10.6
50 to 99 lbs 29.2 3.7 27.3 2.4 28.4 4.2 15.4
100 to 499 lbs 19.4 3.3 35.3 5.1 21.9 3.6 20.3
500 to 749 lbs S S S S S S S
750 to 999 lbs
1,000 to 9,999 lbs
10,000 to 49,999 lbs
50,000 to 99,999 lbs
100,000 lbs or more

Truck and rail

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles CV of average miles
per shipment
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
All shipment sizes S S S S S S 29.8
Less than 50 lbs
50 to 99 lbs
100 to 499 lbs
500 to 749 lbs
750 to 999 lbs
1,000 to 9,999 lbs
10,000 to 49,999 lbs S S S S S S 31.6
50,000 to 99,999 lbs
100,000 lbs or more S S S S S S 31.6

Truck and water

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles CV of average miles
per shipment
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
All shipment sizes S S S S S S 31.6
Less than 50 lbs
50 to 99 lbs
100 to 499 lbs
500 to 749 lbs
750 to 999 lbs
1,000 to 9,999 lbs
10,000 to 49,999 lbs S S S S S S 31.6
50,000 to 99,999 lbs
100,000 lbs or more

Rail and water

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles CV of average miles
per shipment
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
All shipment sizes S S S S S S 31.6
Less than 50 lbs
50 to 99 lbs
100 to 499 lbs
500 to 749 lbs
750 to 999 lbs
1,000 to 9,999 lbs
10,000 to 49,999 lbs
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S S S S S 31.6
100,000 lbs or more

Other Multiple modes

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles CV of average miles
per shipment
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
All shipment sizes
Less than 50 lbs
50 to 99 lbs
100 to 499 lbs
500 to 749 lbs
750 to 999 lbs
1,000 to 9,999 lbs
10,000 to 49,999 lbs
50,000 to 99,999 lbs
100,000 lbs or more

Other and unknown modes

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles CV of average miles
per shipment
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
All shipment sizes 30.1 S S 49.5 31.2
Less than 50 lbs 36.8 6.5 39.4 1.1 41.9 0.2 30.6
50 to 99 lbs S S 34.1 1.2 43.4 29.3
100 to 499 lbs 38.6 1.5 S S 39.2 0.1 S
500 to 749 lbs S S S S S S 30.5
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S 31.6
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 35.8 8.8 43.3 16.2 S S S
10,000 to 49,999 lbs S S S S S S S
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S S S S S S
100,000 lbs or more S S S S S S 33.1

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.