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 354,399 100.0 399,764 100.0 90,300 100.0 446
Single modes 300,305 84.7 382,839 95.8 81,202 89.9 135
Truck2 287,156 81.0 295,816 74.0 47,782 52.9 125
For-hire Truck 175,027 49.4 143,605 35.9 39,238 43.5 456
Private Truck 111,893 31.6 151,334 37.9 8,469 9.4 41
Rail 4,389 1.2 62,755 15.7 26,829 29.7 575
Water S S 12,020 3.0 S S 652
Shallow draft S S 12,016 3.0 S S 839
Great Lakes
Deep draft S S S S S S 35
Air (including truck and air) 5,066 1.4 69 79 1,347
Pipeline3 2,827 0.8 12,180 3.0 S S S
Multiple modes 43,408 12.2 9,966 2.5 8,102 9.0 730
Parcel, USPS or courier 42,716 12.1 1,336 0.3 851 0.9 729
Truck and rail 444 0.1 254 433 0.5 1,981
Truck and water S S S S S S 5,120
Rail and water 192 8,326 2.1 6,742 7.5 740
Other multiple modes S S S S S S 9
Other and unknown modes 10,685 3.0 6,960 1.7 997 1.1 51

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.