Table 11. Shipment Characteristics by NAICS and Mode of Transportation for Metropolitan Area of Origin: 2007

Table 11. Shipment Characteristics by NAICS and Mode of Transportation for Metropolitan Area of Origin: 2007

Estimates are based on data from the 2007 Commodity Flow Survey. Because of rounding, estimates may not be additive.

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NAICS2 212, Mining (except oil and gas)

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 268 100 37,662 100 S S 34 24.2 - 39.1 - S S 34.6
Single modes 265 98.9 37,647 100 S S 34 24.6 1.2 39.1 - S S 31.1
Truck5 251 93.4 33,046 87.7 988 53.5 29 22.4 2.3 34.9 4.1 34.8 14.8 36.6
For-hire truck 61 22.7 7,562 20.1 214 11.6 S 36.2 16.5 47.8 17.6 44.9 18.8 S
Private truck 190 70.7 25,484 67.7 774 41.9 29 30.4 11.4 45.4 11.8 46.7 13.6 25.6
Rail 15 5.5 4,601 12.2 858 46.5 188 44.2 7.5 45.8 9.7 45 17.2 2.3
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 3 1.1 S S S S S 49.3 4 S S S S S

NAICS2 31-33, Manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes S S 19,086 100 2,317 100 661 S S 25.5 - 17.1 - 18.9
Single modes S S 18,217 95.4 2,107 90.9 284 S S 25.8 1.5 16.2 3.3 33
Truck5 S S 17,299 90.6 1,891 81.6 198 S S 27 3.5 19.2 7.2 41.4
For-hire truck S S 3,308 17.3 1,233 53.2 730 S S 24.4 7 23.5 7.9 14.1
Private truck 2,731 9.1 13,991 73.3 658 28.4 76 30.4 8.9 31.8 6.7 24.8 5.2 15.4
Rail 18 0.1 S S S S 231 30.6 0.3 S S S S 7.3
Air (incl truck and air) 1,610 5.4 5 - S S 1,058 33.9 4.2 49.7 - S S 12.8
Multiple modes 2,439 8.1 S S 201 8.7 1,084 19.8 6.6 S S 44.4 2.8 8.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 2,396 8 20 0.1 19 0.8 1,081 20 6.5 29.1 0.6 23 2.2 8.2
Truck and rail 37 0.1 714 3.7 175 7.6 247 49.4 0.6 41.9 2.8 34.7 4.8 10.4
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 70 0.2 S S S S S 49.8 0.3 S S S S S

NAICS2 311, Food manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 333 100 204 100 94 100 S 43.2 - 21.8 - 32.9 - S
Single modes 329 98.7 203 99.5 94 100 S 42.5 0.5 21.8 0.4 32.9 - S
Truck5 321 96.3 187 91.7 90 95.2 S 44.5 6.8 23 6.2 35.8 7 S
For-hire truck S S S S 68 72.2 727 S S S S 42.2 14.5 34.8
Private truck 122 36.5 119 58.1 S S 169 36.6 19.6 36.2 16.2 S S 19.7
Rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes - - S S - - 1,322 49.8 - S S 45 - 14.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier - - S S - - 1,322 49.8 - S S 45 - 14.9
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 312, Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes S S S S S S 31 S S S S S S 17.5
Single modes S S S S S S 31 S S S S S S 17.5
Truck5 S S S S S S 31 S S S S S S 17.5
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S 31 S S S S S S 15

NAICS2 314, Textile product mills

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 33 100 9 100 5 100 912 7.8 - 15.1 - 15.8 - 6
Single modes 28 85 8 90.8 4 82.9 773 8.4 5.2 15.5 3.9 25.6 12.2 4.6
Truck5 28 85 8 90.8 4 82.9 773 8.4 5.2 15.5 3.9 25.6 12.2 4.6
For-hire truck S S S S S S 875 S S S S S S 23.4
Private truck S S S S S S 244 S S S S S S 10.7
Multiple modes 5 14.1 1 6.6 1 11 971 40.8 4.4 35 2 39.6 5.6 6.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 5 14.1 1 6.6 1 11 971 40.8 4.4 35 2 39.6 5.6 6.2
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 315, Apparel manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck5 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 321, Wood product manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck5 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 323, Printing and related support activities

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 200 100 11 100 S S 301 39.2 - 43.3 - S S 19.8
Single modes 114 57.2 8 69.4 S S 52 28.7 9.8 30.1 8.6 S S 20.2
Truck5 114 57.2 8 69.4 S S 52 28.7 9.8 30.1 8.6 S S 20.2
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 90 45.1 5 39.7 - 3.7 15 31.2 11.6 35.6 15.1 37.3 10.6 32.3
Multiple modes S S S S S S 506 S S S S S S 30.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 507 S S S S S S 31.4
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 324, Petroleum and coal products manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 34 100 4,011 100 365 100 47 18.1 - 6.1 - 20.7 - 0.5
Single modes 32 92.6 3,632 90.6 S S 43 12.3 6.5 13.9 9.6 S S 8.1
Truck5 27 80.4 2,822 70.3 105 28.8 34 27.4 8.4 13.5 10.2 34.3 16.3 19.1
Private truck 27 80.4 2,822 70.3 105 28.8 34 27.4 8.4 13.5 10.2 34.3 16.3 19.1
Rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 325, Chemical manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 407 100 214 100 281 100 1,175 17.4 - 44.5 - 45.9 - 20.5
Single modes 311 76.4 213 99.6 279 99.5 S 20 12.2 33.4 0.5 35.5 2.8 S
Truck5 311 76.4 213 99.6 279 99.5 S 20 12.2 33.4 0.5 35.5 2.8 S
For-hire truck 293 72 212 98.8 S S S 27.2 16.6 34.5 18.5 S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,540 S S S S S S 38.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,540 S S S S S S 38.5

NAICS2 326, Plastics and rubber products manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 173 100 S S S S S 46.4 - S S S S S
Single modes 171 98.9 S S S S S 43.3 0.5 S S S S S
Truck5 171 98.9 S S S S S 43.3 0.5 S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S 939 S S S S S S 21.1
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 993 S S S S S S 18.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 993 S S S S S S 18.2
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 327, Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 858 100 12,220 100 960 100 81 33.4 - 35.4 - 32.5 - 15
Single modes 808 94.2 11,755 96.2 853 88.9 68 33.8 3.8 36.8 1.9 31.6 4.1 18.6
Truck5 782 91.2 11,668 95.5 831 86.6 59 34.1 3.5 37 1.9 32.7 4.7 17.5
For-hire truck 311 36.2 2,447 20 379 39.5 145 45 6.2 33.9 11.3 37.5 8.9 12.2
Private truck 472 55 9,222 75.5 452 47.1 41 30.4 7.2 42 12 32 8.8 40.7
Rail 6 0.7 87 0.7 S S 249 33.1 4.4 33.4 2.2 S S -
Air (incl truck and air) 20 2.3 - - - - 1,338 26.4 2.5 42 - 44.3 - 2
Multiple modes 43 5.1 S S S S 467 39.7 8 S S S S 48.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S 1 - S S S S S 13.3 1.4 S S S
Truck and rail 34 4 335 2.7 98 10.3 294 48.5 9.8 44.8 6.9 45.9 12.3 7.3
Other and unknown modes 6 0.7 S S S S S 42.1 1.5 S S S S S

NAICS2 331, Primary metal manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck5 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S - 85.8 S S S S S 43.9 6.2 S
Private truck S S S S S S 22 S S S S S S 18.1
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 332, Fabricated metal product manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 506 100 121 100 38 100 701 21.2 - 27.4 - 31.8 - 15.9
Single modes 354 70 120 99.1 37 98.6 262 20.8 9.7 25.3 2.8 30.5 10.3 34
Truck5 350 69.2 119 98.7 37 98.1 255 20.8 9.9 25.4 2.8 30.6 10.3 35.3
For-hire truck 209 41.3 65 54.1 33 87 466 20.9 14 21.2 11.8 31.4 11.7 35.5
Private truck 141 27.9 54 44.6 4 11.1 78 32.3 8.9 35.9 10.6 32.8 11.5 26.8
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,190 S S S S S S 45.4
Multiple modes 151 29.9 S S S S 1,004 47.6 13.3 S S S S 13
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 151 29.9 S S S S 1,004 47.6 13.3 S S S S 13
Other and unknown modes - 0.1 1 0.5 - 0.1 39 35.2 0.2 34.4 0.7 28.6 0.1 6.4

NAICS2 333, Machinery manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes S S S S S S 839 S S S S S S 21.4
Single modes S S S S S S 613 S S S S S S 46.6
Truck5 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S 918 S S S S S S 33.2
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 909 S S S S S S 28.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 909 S S S S S S 28.1
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 334, Computer and electronic product manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes S S S S S S 1,157 S S S S S S 10.5
Single modes S S S S S S 916 S S S S S S 17.6
Truck5 S S S S S S 625 S S S S S S 32.7
For-hire truck S S S S S S 1,086 S S S S S S 21
Private truck S S S S - - S S S S S 46.8 3.5 S
Air (incl truck and air) 1,533 6.6 S S S S 1,043 31.1 18.1 S S S S 15.7
Multiple modes 946 4.1 S S 6 2.2 1,335 33.4 12.6 S S 47.2 18 10.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 946 4.1 S S 6 2.2 1,335 33.4 12.6 S S 47.2 18 10.9
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 335, Electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 591 100 153 100 137 100 1,165 33.7 - 48.1 - 44.9 - 2.8
Single modes 470 79.6 148 96.4 128 93.3 1,066 43.9 13.5 49.2 12.8 47.2 12.9 8.7
Truck5 470 79.5 148 96.4 128 93.3 1,069 43.9 13.5 49.3 12.8 47.3 12.8 8.5
For-hire truck 448 75.9 101 66 116 85 1,171 46.6 13.4 40.4 12.3 47.2 12.2 7.3
Private truck 22 3.6 S S 11 8.3 428 35.7 6.8 S S 49.4 4.7 25.8
Air (incl truck and air) S S - 0.1 S S S S S 18.4 0.6 S S S
Multiple modes 82 13.9 S S S S 1,279 34 14.8 S S S S 2.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 77 13 1 0.6 1 0.7 1,166 33.2 13.6 41.8 13.3 39.6 13.3 3.5
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 336, Transportation equipment manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 245 100 1 100 1 100 1,268 14.4 - 17.3 - 16.6 - 10.8
Single modes 235 95.7 1 97.1 1 97.4 1,079 16.2 2.7 17.9 1.4 16.7 0.9 9.9
Truck5 229 93.3 1 95.8 1 96 1,074 15.4 2.4 18.3 1.2 17.1 0.8 10.7
For-hire truck 229 93.3 1 95.8 1 96 1,074 15.4 2.4 18.3 1.2 17.1 0.8 10.7
Air (incl truck and air) S S - 1.4 - 1.4 1,102 S S 49.9 1.7 48.4 1.6 24.5
Multiple modes 11 4.3 - 2.9 - 2.6 1,473 41.7 3.1 27.2 1.6 38.8 1 15.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 11 4.3 - 2.9 - 2.6 1,473 41.7 3.1 27.2 1.6 38.8 1 15.5

NAICS2 337, Furniture and related product manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 63 100 S S 4 100 955 27.5 - S S 25.5 - 23.9
Single modes 62 97.6 S S 4 98.8 969 28.9 1.9 S S 25.6 0.5 26.3
Truck5 62 97.6 S S 4 98.8 969 28.9 1.9 S S 25.6 0.5 26.3
For-hire truck S S S S 4 95.4 1,204 S S S S 15.7 1.9 10.1
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 2 2.4 - 0.7 - 1.2 928 16.7 2.4 6.3 0.9 22.2 0.5 18.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 2 2.4 - 0.7 - 1.2 928 16.7 2.4 6.3 0.9 22.2 0.5 18.6

NAICS2 339, Miscellaneous manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 855 100 20 100 22 100 1,070 26.6 - 27.7 - 29.7 - 5.1
Single modes S S 15 77.5 17 77.1 1,157 S S 25.5 9.6 27.2 9.8 9.7
Truck5 S S 15 77.2 17 77 1,192 S S 6.7 10.7 11.4 10.9 7
For-hire truck S S 15 77.2 17 77 1,192 S S 6.7 10.7 11.4 10.9 7
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 732 85.6 S S S S 1,070 28.2 13.8 S S S S 13.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 732 85.6 S S S S 1,070 28.2 13.8 S S S S 13.9

NAICS2 42, Wholesale trade

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 20,026 100 S S 433 100 651 29.5 - S S 25.6 - 21.4
Single modes 16,280 81.3 S S 393 90.9 211 35.5 8.7 S S 27.8 3.4 40.5
Truck5 10,691 53.4 S S 388 89.6 206 31 8.2 S S 28.7 5.3 41.9
For-hire truck 680 3.4 312 2.7 126 29 1,102 21.4 1.2 18.5 3.1 33.3 6.8 21.7
Private truck 10,011 50 S S 262 60.6 23 32.2 7.7 S S 35.9 8.6 19.5
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,348 S S S S S S 13.2
Multiple modes 3,076 15.4 46 0.4 38 8.8 1,148 26.7 8.7 28.2 1 28.8 3.5 12.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 3,056 15.3 41 0.4 35 8.1 1,148 26.9 8.7 29 1 27.5 3.5 12.3
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 671 3.3 116 1 S S S 42.7 2 39.7 2.7 S S S

NAICS2 423, Merchant wholesalers, durable goods

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 13,993 100 S S 297 100 862 41.2 - S S 30.7 - 19.1
Single modes S S S S 264 88.7 398 S S S S 32.8 10.4 33.2
Truck5 5,307 37.9 S S 262 88.2 390 43.9 10.6 S S 33.1 10.4 31.7
For-hire truck 533 3.8 178 2.5 113 38.1 1,132 31.3 3 32.6 3.7 38.7 8.6 21.3
Private truck 4,774 34.1 S S 149 50.1 20 45.1 8.2 S S 46.5 9 16.6
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,318 S S S S S S 13.7
Multiple modes 2,543 18.2 39 0.6 32 10.9 1,172 30 13.6 29.4 10.6 31.2 10.4 13.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 2,523 18 34 0.5 29 9.8 1,172 30.2 13.6 29.1 10.6 28.3 10.5 13.9
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 4231, Motor vehicle and parts merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 450 100 81 100 3 100 S 46.9 - 47.2 - 42.5 - S
Single modes 313 69.6 S S 2 63 30 45.2 15.3 S S 35.4 16.5 34.5
Truck5 313 69.6 S S 2 63 30 45.2 15.3 S S 35.4 16.5 34.5
For-hire truck S S S S S S 72 S S S S S S 43.4
Private truck S S S S S S 21 S S S S S S 13.2
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S - - S S S S S 15.1 - S S S

NAICS2 4233, Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 949 100 S S S S 25 35.9 - S S S S 18.9
Single modes 918 96.7 S S S S 25 37.4 3.9 S S S S 18.9
Truck5 918 96.7 S S S S 25 37.4 3.9 S S S S 18.9
For-hire truck S S S S S S 618 S S S S S S 28.6
Private truck 879 92.6 S S S S 23 35.8 3.9 S S S S 12.8
Multiple modes - - - - - - 93 27.8 0.5 24.3 - 12.1 0.1 8.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier - - - - - - 93 27.8 0.5 24.3 - 12.1 0.1 8.7
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 4234, Commercial equip. merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck5 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 4235, Metal and mineral (except petroleum) merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 97 100 S S - 100 4 6.3 - S S 29.7 - 22.1
Single modes 97 100 S S - 100 4 6.3 - S S 29.7 - 22.1
Truck5 97 100 S S - 100 4 6.3 - S S 29.7 - 22.1
Private truck 97 100 S S - 100 4 6.3 - S S 29.7 - 22.1

NAICS2 4236, Electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes S S 13 100 13 100 892 S S 29.2 - 47.7 - 23.8
Single modes S S S S S S 678 S S S S S S 19.2
Truck5 S S 1 8.5 - 1 S S S 26.4 13.2 35.9 8.1 S
For-hire truck S S - 1.8 - 0.4 S S S 43 2.4 40 0.6 S
Private truck S S 1 6.7 S S S S S 31.4 17.7 S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,334 S S S S S S 13.8
Multiple modes S S 11 82.9 S S 904 S S 42.4 19.3 S S 24.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S 11 82.9 S S 904 S S 42.4 19.3 S S 24.7
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 4237, Hardware and plumbing merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 264 100 S S S S 151 33.5 - S S S S 46.2
Single modes 201 76.3 S S S S 98 42.9 15.2 S S S S 44.7
Truck5 201 76.3 S S S S 98 42.9 15.2 S S S S 44.7
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 138 52.2 14 38.5 S S S 26.8 16.7 35.2 19.1 S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 530 S S S S S S 39.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 530 S S S S S S 39.8
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 4 S S S S S S 20.8

NAICS2 4238, Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 1,063 100 153 100 11 100 295 34.8 - 38.7 - 49.8 - 47.2
Single modes 546 51.3 S S S S S 41.5 16.6 S S S S S
Truck5 519 48.8 S S S S 48 40.3 15.2 S S S S 36.5
For-hire truck S S 20 13.2 5 42.1 217 S S 50 19.7 48.9 15.4 43.9
Private truck 372 34.9 S S S S 35 40.9 14.2 S S S S 34
Air (incl truck and air) 27 2.5 S S S S 938 49.4 5.4 S S S S 16.5
Multiple modes 248 23.3 3 1.9 S S 520 45.5 12.4 47.9 8.9 S S 46.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 248 23.3 3 1.9 S S 520 45.5 12.4 47.9 8.9 S S 46.7
Other and unknown modes 270 25.3 S S S S S 47.8 19.8 S S S S S

NAICS2 4239, Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 512 100 302 100 97 100 1,502 35.5 - 39.9 - 37 - 20.5
Single modes S S 291 96.1 82 84.1 1,343 S S 41.3 14.3 42.9 13.5 22.9
Truck5 S S 291 96.1 82 84.1 1,342 S S 41.3 14.3 42.9 13.5 24
For-hire truck S S 66 22 48 49.7 1,357 S S 42.5 14.7 40.3 12.8 21.1
Private truck S S 224 74.2 34 34.4 135 S S 26.8 3.6 49.3 10.9 35
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 195 38 S S S S 1,550 32.5 17.4 S S S S 10.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,550 S S S S S S 4.6
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 424, Merchant wholesalers, nondurable goods

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 6,034 100 S S 136 100 228 39.7 - S S 40.6 - 41.8
Single modes 5,387 89.3 S S 130 95.7 27 45.8 7.8 S S 43.2 7.5 22.4
Truck5 5,384 89.2 S S 126 92.6 25 45.8 7.8 S S 45.3 9.6 25.8
For-hire truck 147 2.4 134 3 S S S 28.2 2.3 27.4 5.7 S S S
Private truck 5,236 86.8 S S 113 83.4 24 47.3 8.2 S S 48.3 9.4 25.7
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 533 8.8 7 0.2 6 4.2 1,010 46.6 13.1 32.5 0.9 49.5 12.9 23.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 533 8.8 7 0.2 6 4.2 1,010 46.6 13.1 32.5 0.9 49.5 12.9 23.8
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 4241, Paper and paper product merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 133 100 58 100 S S 615 30.5 - 23.1 - S S 39.3
Single modes 99 74.3 58 98.6 S S S 18.1 11.3 23.3 0.7 S S S
Truck5 95 71.8 55 94.1 S S 29 18.8 12.6 23.4 3.5 S S 44.3
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 91 68.5 51 87.4 S S 27 18.5 12.3 19.6 4.6 S S 39.4
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 4242, Drugs and druggists' sundries merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 1,200 100 S S S S S 49 - S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck5 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 4243, Apparel, piece goods, and notions merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 4244, Grocery and related product merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 1,140 100 422 100 S S 45 17.9 - 26.4 - S S 45.8
Single modes 1,140 100 422 100 S S 45 17.9 - 26.4 - S S 45.8
Truck5 1,140 100 422 100 S S 45 17.9 - 26.4 - S S 45.8
For-hire truck S S S S S S 529 S S S S S S 0.8
Private truck 1,109 97.3 404 95.8 34 78.1 44 16.3 1.2 24.6 1.6 48.6 6.6 36.8
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 4245, Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck5 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 4246, Chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck5 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 4247, Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes S S S S S S 17 S S S S S S 3.7
Single modes S S S S S S 17 S S S S S S 3.7
Truck5 S S S S S S 17 S S S S S S 3.7
For-hire truck S S S S S S 17 S S S S S S 4.7
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 4248, Beer, wine, and distilled alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 678 100 339 100 7 100 39 24.2 - 11.8 - 21.3 - 22.1
Single modes 678 100 339 100 7 100 39 24.2 - 11.8 - 21.3 - 22.1
Truck5 678 100 339 100 7 100 39 24.2 - 11.8 - 21.3 - 22.1
Private truck 678 100 339 100 7 100 39 24.2 - 11.8 - 21.3 - 22.1

NAICS2 4249, Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 26 100 3 100 S S 644 24.9 - 13 - S S 41.3
Single modes 25 95.9 3 98.7 S S S 24.5 2.6 12.4 0.6 S S S
Truck5 25 95.9 3 98.7 S S S 24.5 2.6 12.4 0.6 S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S 146 S S S S S S 2.1
Multiple modes 1 4.1 - 1.3 S S 980 20.4 6.3 17.5 1.2 S S 38.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 1 4.1 - 1.3 S S 980 20.4 6.3 17.5 1.2 S S 38.6

NAICS2 4541, Electronic shopping and mail-order houses

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes S S S S 65 100 1,400 S S S S 46.4 - 16.5
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck5 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,404 S S S S S S 11
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,404 S S S S S S 11
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 4931, Warehousing and storage

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes S S 27 100 13 100 405 S S 34.6 - 45.9 - 29.7
Single modes S S 27 99 13 100 461 S S 35.6 5.8 45.9 1.8 25.9
Truck5 S S 27 99 13 100 461 S S 35.6 5.8 45.9 1.8 25.9
For-hire truck S S S S S S 605 S S S S S S 49.3
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 5111, Newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 142 100 38 100 2 100 835 16.9 - 36.1 - 15.8 - 25.7
Single modes 117 82.5 37 98.4 1 62.4 S 20 6.4 36.7 4 16.9 17.8 S
Truck5 117 82.2 37 98.4 1 61.5 S 20.5 6.6 36.7 4.3 17.2 17.7 S
For-hire truck S S S S S S 1,249 S S S S S S 3.2
Private truck 102 71.7 37 97.6 S S 32 16.2 10.8 18.8 1.1 S S 1.4
Air (incl truck and air) S S - - - 0.9 1,678 S S 42.8 0.3 37.1 0.5 15.2
Multiple modes 24 16.8 1 1.6 S S 976 37.7 5.9 49.6 3.7 S S 15.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 965 S S S S S S 14.4
Truck and rail 12 8.1 S S S S 1,366 36.9 7.4 S S S S 37.5
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 551114, Corporate, subsidiary, and regional managing offices

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 76 100 - 100 - 100 1,372 36.2 - 28 - 32.3 - 1.1
Single modes S S - 61.7 - 67.1 1,393 S S 40.6 9.3 46.3 9.8 6.4
Air (incl truck and air) S S - 61.7 - 67.1 1,393 S S 40.6 9.3 46.3 9.8 6.4
Multiple modes S S - 38.3 S S 1,354 S S 11.4 19 S S 7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S - 38.3 S S 1,354 S S 11.4 19 S S 7

KEY: S = Estimate does not meet publication standards because of high sampling variability or poor response quality. - = Zero or Less than half the unit shown; thus, it has been rounded to zero.

1 Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) geographic areas were drawn from a subset of Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs) and Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MeSAs) as defined by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). However, CFS metropolitan areas are divided into their state parts when they include more than one state. In addition, the CFS also utilizes a unique geography referred to as, "remainder of state," to represent those areas of a state not contained within a separately published metropolitan area for the CFS (as opposed to not part of any Core-Based Statistical Area (CBSA) as defined by OMB). Because of the differences in the CFS geography, as compared to OMB defined geography, caution should be exercised when comparing CFS estimates to other estimates of similar geography.
2 North American Industry Classification System
3 Ton-miles estimates are based on estimated distances traveled along a modeled transportation network.
4 Coefficient of Variation.
5 "Truck" as a single mode includes any shipment that was made by private truck only, by for-hire truck only, or by a combination of private and for-hire truck.
6 Estimates for pipeline exclude shipments of crude petroleum.

NOTES: Value-of-shipment estimates are reported in current prices. Estimated measures of sampling variability for each estimate known as coefficients of variation (CV) are also provided in these tables. More information on sampling error, confidentiality protection, nonsampling error, sample design, and definitions may be found at http://www.bts.gov/publications/commodity_flow_survey/.
Rows are not shown if all cells for that particular row have no value. For example, Detroit-Warren-Flint, MI by Food manufacturing (NAICS 311) by Rail has no data for any shipment characteristic therefore the entire row is not shown. Also, entire industries are not present if there is no such data for that particular area. For example, Houston-Baytown-Huntsville, TX by Newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers (NAICS 5111) has no data for any mode therefore the entire industry is not shown.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, 2007 Economic Census: Transportation Commodity Flow Survey, December 2009.