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 164,557 100.0 268,935 100.0 44,113 100.0 441
Single modes 144,336 87.7 263,668 98.0 42,235 95.7 183
Truck2 137,943 83.8 216,324 80.4 23,392 53.0 144
For-hire Truck 75,100 45.6 109,856 40.8 17,222 39.0 500
Private Truck 62,465 38.0 106,125 39.5 6,151 13.9 57
Rail 3,206 1.9 45,359 16.9 18,637 42.2 549
Water S S 1,947 0.7 166 0.4 87
Shallow draft S S 1,788 0.7 151 0.3 88
Great Lakes
Deep draft S S S S S S 84
Air (including truck and air) 3,069 1.9 38 39 1,312
Pipeline3 S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 16,395 10.0 2,467 0.9 1,714 3.9 834
Parcel, USPS or courier 14,902 9.1 337 0.1 231 0.5 834
Truck and rail S S S S S S 1,905
Truck and water S S S S S S S
Rail and water S S S S S S 447
Other multiple modes S S S S S S 43
Other and unknown modes 3,826 2.3 S S 164 0.4 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.