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 102,600 100.0 158,053 100.0 48,620 100.0 1,015
Single modes 86,420 84.2 151,528 95.9 44,383 91.3 487
Truck2 73,655 71.8 132,229 83.7 18,403 37.9 197
For-hire Truck 43,164 42.1 50,583 32.0 14,998 30.8 740
Private Truck 30,267 29.5 81,127 51.3 3,331 6.9 51
Rail 5,272 5.1 17,197 10.9 25,202 51.8 1,572
Water S S 1,626 1.0 158 0.3 679
Shallow draft S S 1,622 1.0 148 0.3 69
Great Lakes
Deep draft S S S S S S 2,411
Air (including truck and air) 7,075 6.9 S S S S 2,233
Pipeline3 61 255 0.2 S S S
Multiple modes 11,422 11.1 1,912 1.2 3,643 7.5 1,674
Parcel, USPS or courier 10,352 10.1 264 0.2 375 0.8 1,674
Truck and rail 671 0.7 991 0.6 1,776 3.7 2,522
Truck and water 387 0.4 S S S S 2,456
Rail and water S S S S S S 2,667
Other multiple modes S S S S S S 66
Other and unknown modes 4,757 4.6 4,612 2.9 594 1.2 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.