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 494,278 100.0 546,095 100.0 127,152 100.0 403
Single modes 421,855 85.3 517,685 94.8 115,000 90.4 198
Truck2 377,110 76.3 387,982 71.0 68,483 53.9 178
For-hire Truck 264,450 53.5 230,199 42.2 56,731 44.6 394
Private Truck 112,056 22.7 157,543 28.8 11,590 9.1 71
Rail 33,146 6.7 72,295 13.2 35,823 28.2 783
Water 1,082 0.2 24,486 4.5 8,274 6.5 273
Shallow draft 927 0.2 19,635 3.6 7,880 6.2 351
Great Lakes S S S S S S 106
Deep draft S S S S S S S
Air (including truck and air) 3,453 0.7 124 173 0.1 1,189
Pipeline3 7,065 1.4 32,798 6.0 S S S
Multiple modes 50,796 10.3 7,203 1.3 6,841 5.4 664
Parcel, USPS or courier 46,468 9.4 1,642 0.3 1,050 0.8 663
Truck and rail 4,195 0.8 1,733 0.3 3,404 2.7 1,698
Truck and water 8 1 3 5,380
Rail and water S S S S S S 380
Other multiple modes S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 21,627 4.4 21,207 3.9 5,312 4.2 139

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.