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 77,576 100.0 136,033 100.0 26,981 100.0 318
Single modes 70,766 91.2 128,962 94.8 25,058 92.9 162
Truck2 60,450 77.9 97,147 71.4 14,114 52.3 139
For-hire Truck 40,366 52.0 43,576 32.0 10,301 38.2 390
Private Truck 20,050 25.8 53,099 39.0 3,768 14.0 67
Rail 7,250 9.3 21,256 15.6 9,328 34.6 523
Water 165 0.2 1,112 0.8 1,072 4.0 875
Shallow draft 165 0.2 1,112 0.8 1,072 4.0 875
Great Lakes
Deep draft
Air (including truck and air) 650 0.8 S S S S 1,544
Pipeline3 2,251 2.9 9,418 6.9 S S S
Multiple modes 5,401 7.0 1,916 1.4 1,160 4.3 628
Parcel, USPS or courier 5,162 6.7 191 0.1 122 0.5 627
Truck and rail 180 0.2 1,706 1.3 1,022 3.8 790
Truck and water S S 12 15 4,265
Rail and water
Other multiple modes S S S S S S 3
Other and unknown modes 1,409 1.8 5,154 3.8 763 2.8 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.