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 589,064 100.0 1,082,596 100.0 229,846 100.0 358
Single modes 499,864 84.9 1,045,363 96.6 221,191 96.2 209
Truck2 379,531 64.4 584,922 54.0 92,708 40.3 143
For-hire Truck 200,250 34.0 235,303 21.7 63,046 27.4 498
Private Truck 178,333 30.3 348,682 32.2 29,443 12.8 58
Rail 37,571 6.4 146,341 13.5 73,307 31.9 758
Water 16,268 2.8 72,177 6.7 28,590 12.4 317
Shallow draft 10,837 1.8 50,160 4.6 8,884 3.9 218
Great Lakes
Deep draft 5,431 0.9 22,016 2.0 S S 626
Air (including truck and air) 12,428 2.1 146 229 0.1 1,808
Pipeline3 54,066 9.2 241,777 22.3 S S S
Multiple modes 66,258 11.2 12,397 1.1 6,054 2.6 724
Parcel, USPS or courier 63,096 10.7 1,292 0.1 854 0.4 722
Truck and rail 1,216 0.2 S S 1,491 0.6 1,148
Truck and water 474 2,174 0.2 1,377 0.6 5,742
Rail and water S S S S S S 1,111
Other multiple modes S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 22,941 3.9 24,836 2.3 2,600 1.1 76

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.