Table 8. Shipment Characteristics by Two-Digit Commodity and Mode of Transportation for Metropolitan Area of Origin: 2007

Table 8. Shipment Characteristics by Two-Digit Commodity 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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All Commodities5

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 20,163 100 24,055 100 6,044 100 389 10.3 - 21.2 - 29.5 - 13.5
Single modes 16,852 83.6 21,555 89.6 3,997 66.1 164 6.9 4.1 20.9 4.4 18.8 10.4 18.6
Truck6 14,470 71.8 19,007 79 2,869 47.5 124 7 5.7 24.3 5.9 29.5 9.4 16.2
For-hire truck 10,094 50.1 9,401 39.1 1,512 25 396 11.3 5.2 27.1 7.6 17.4 9.7 17.5
Private truck 4,377 21.7 9,605 39.9 S S 47 11.4 3.7 48.8 8.5 S S 20.7
Rail 1,848 9.2 2,464 10.2 905 15 578 34 2.2 34.8 2.9 29.9 4.8 14.9
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Deep draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) 439 2.2 22 0.1 44 0.7 1,478 30.9 0.6 44.4 0.1 46.5 0.5 11.3
Pipeline7 14 0.1 38 0.2 S S S 47.3 - 46.6 0.2 S S S
Multiple modes 3,146 15.6 S S S S 734 47 4.2 S S S S 10
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 1,385 6.9 43 0.2 28 0.5 734 21.7 1.4 34.8 0.1 29.7 0.3 10
Truck and rail S S S S S S 709 S S S S S S 36.5
Truck and water 34 0.2 6 - 8 0.1 S 42.9 0.2 40.9 0.1 47.1 0.4 S
Other multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 165 0.8 S S S S 41 45.6 0.4 S S S S 17.6

SCTG2 03, Other agricultural products

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 23 100 14 100 S S 13 32.6 - 25.2 - S S 19.1
Single modes 23 100 14 100 S S 13 32.6 - 25.2 - S S 19.1
Truck6 23 100 14 100 S S 13 32.6 - 25.2 - S S 19.1
Private truck 23 100 14 100 S S 13 32.6 - 25.2 - S S 19.1

SCTG2 06, Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products

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
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S 1,159 S S S S S S 13.8
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 591 S S S S S S 26
Truck and rail S S S S S S 591 S S S S S S 26

SCTG2 07, Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils

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 112 100 151 100 8 100 26 25 - 22.7 - 14.1 - 47.2
Single modes 112 100 151 100 8 100 26 25 - 22.7 - 14.1 - 47.2
Truck6 112 100 151 100 8 100 26 25 - 22.7 - 14.1 - 47.2
For-hire truck 4 3.7 - 0.2 S S S 2.2 8.4 42 0.3 S S S
Private truck 108 96.3 151 99.8 8 96.5 26 24.1 1.7 22.6 0.1 15.4 4.9 48.5

SCTG2 08, Alcoholic beverages

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 144 100 120 100 6 100 57 37.3 - 30 - 35.7 - 7.8
Single modes 144 99.9 120 99.9 6 100 57 37.4 0.1 30.1 0.1 35.8 - 7.7
Truck6 144 99.9 120 99.9 6 100 57 37.4 0.1 30.1 0.1 35.8 - 7.7
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 143 99.7 120 99.8 6 99.3 57 37.3 0.1 30.1 0.1 35.4 0.4 7.3
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 11, Natural sands

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
Truck6 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

SCTG2 12, Gravel and crushed stone

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 4,233 100 S S 38 42.9 - 44.6 - S S 49.5
Single modes 34 100 4,233 100 S S 38 42.9 - 44.6 - S S 49.5
Truck6 34 100 4,233 100 S S 38 42.9 - 44.6 - S S 49.5
For-hire truck 34 100 4,233 100 S S 38 42.9 - 44.6 - S S 49.5

SCTG2 13, Nonmetallic minerals nec

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 4 100 - 100 105 S S 9.9 - 40.7 - 29
Single modes S S 4 100 - 100 105 S S 9.9 - 40.7 - 29
Truck6 S S 4 100 - 100 105 S S 9.9 - 40.7 - 29
Private truck S S 4 100 - 100 105 S S 9.9 - 40.7 - 29

SCTG2 14, Metallic ores and concentrates

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
Truck6 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

SCTG2 17, Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel

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 593 100 832 100 11 100 14 27.2 - 26.6 - 37.9 - 18.6
Single modes 593 100 832 100 11 100 14 27.2 - 26.6 - 37.9 - 18.6
Truck6 593 100 832 100 11 100 14 27.2 - 26.6 - 37.9 - 18.6
For-hire truck 475 80.1 660 79.3 6 48.6 8 16.8 7.1 13.9 7.3 15.5 17.6 16.4
Private truck 118 19.9 172 20.7 S S 33 43.3 18.7 42.9 18.6 S S 30.6

SCTG2 18, Fuel oils

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 268 100 576 100 33 100 41 25.6 - 25.3 - 31.9 - 38.1
Single modes 268 100 576 100 33 100 41 25.6 - 25.3 - 31.9 - 38.1
Truck6 268 100 576 100 33 100 41 25.6 - 25.3 - 31.9 - 38.1
For-hire truck 170 63.2 318 55.1 S S S 6.7 5.2 16.5 6.6 S S S
Private truck 99 36.8 259 44.9 23 69.2 70 20.2 16.6 23.4 14.8 36.6 13.5 26.1

SCTG2 19, Coal and petroleum products, nec

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 310 100 S S S S S 44.4 - S S S
Single modes S S 310 100 S S S S S 44.4 - S S S
Truck6 S S 309 99.4 S S S S S 44.8 7.7 S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S 298 96 S S S S S 45.9 8.2 S S S
Pipeline7 1 0.2 S S S S S 12.4 4.3 S S S S S
Other and unknown modes - - S S S S 4 33.9 - S S S S -

SCTG2 20, Basic chemicals

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 1,643 100 1,556 100 252 100 719 26.1 - 29.9 - 35.2 - 21.3
Single modes 1,623 98.8 1,555 100 252 99.8 231 26.8 2.8 29.9 0.4 35.3 0.4 48.8
Truck6 616 37.5 549 35.3 57 22.7 S 27.5 11.2 19.3 13.8 26.6 16.4 S
For-hire truck 515 31.4 353 22.7 39 15.4 438 32.1 8.4 32.9 6.4 37.8 12.8 26.5
Private truck 101 6.1 S S 19 7.4 50 20 16.6 S S 35.5 15.3 34.9
Rail 959 58.4 969 62.3 193 76.7 S 25 11.4 25.8 13.5 30.9 8.6 S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,090 S S S S S S 1.7
Pipeline7 13 0.8 37 2.4 S S S 23.4 4.3 20.3 6.3 S S S
Multiple modes 20 1.2 - - - 0.2 1,149 31.6 3.2 23.1 0.4 28.3 0.4 13.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 20 1.2 - - - 0.2 1,149 31.6 3.2 23.1 0.4 28.3 0.4 13.3
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 21, Pharmaceutical products

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
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S 129 S S S S S S 39.5
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

SCTG2 22, Fertilizers

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 10 100 S S S S S 40.3 - S S S
Single modes S S 10 100 S S S S S 40.3 - S S S
Truck6 S S 8 81.5 S S S S S 31.1 9.6 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 S S S S S S S S
Rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 23, Chemical products and preparations, nec

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 1,724 100 362 100 416 100 506 23.7 - 33.2 - 41.3 - 25.5
Single modes 1,585 91.9 328 90.6 391 94.1 877 24.9 3.2 29.7 2.8 42.6 2.7 18
Truck6 1,089 63.1 168 46.5 96 23.2 581 29.8 7.8 21.7 10.9 20.2 14.9 18.8
For-hire truck 1,051 61 146 40.3 81 19.5 698 27.6 8.7 21.7 12.8 20.2 15.5 16.1
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Rail S S 123 34.1 S S 748 S S 47 13.5 S S 29.6
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Deep draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) 279 16.2 12 3.4 S S 1,539 4.7 5 12 9.1 S S 3.6
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 2 0.4 S S S S S 24.1 0.4 S
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 5 S S S S S S 10.4

SCTG2 24, Plastics and rubber

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 942 100 208 100 128 100 430 18.3 - 32.4 - 40.4 - 22.2
Single modes 643 68.3 146 70.3 93 72.1 S 22.2 8.2 29.3 7.3 39 11.1 S
Truck6 555 58.9 98 47.3 67 52.1 S 20.7 7.6 26.9 9.6 40.6 11.4 S
For-hire truck 431 45.8 82 39.6 65 51 S 25.6 10.4 31.9 12.5 38.6 13 S
Private truck 123 13.1 16 7.7 1 1.1 S 30.4 5.2 39.5 8.2 30 8.6 S
Rail 88 9.3 48 23 26 20 562 16.2 10.2 8.4 11.1 9.2 18 2.2
Air (incl truck and air) - - S S S S S 48.1 0.1 S S S S S
Multiple modes 289 30.7 59 28.6 S S 691 19.1 7.7 47 6.5 S S 20.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 214 22.7 9 4.2 S S 691 15.6 9 28.3 8.4 S S 20.8
Truck and rail 75 8 51 24.4 S S 576 30.3 5.6 28 7.9 S S 32.9
Other and unknown modes 9 1 2 1.1 S S 9 28.4 2.6 25.9 9.8 S S 33.3

SCTG2 25, Logs and other wood in the rough

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 1 100 - 100 79 S S 44.7 - 9.1 - 11.8
Single modes S S 1 100 - 100 79 S S 44.7 - 9.1 - 11.8
Truck6 S S 1 100 - 100 79 S S 44.7 - 9.1 - 11.8
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

SCTG2 26, Wood products

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 223 100 480 100 72 100 61 36.9 - 31.7 - 30.8 - 34.1
Single modes 218 97.7 466 97.3 65 89.3 60 38.1 3.6 32.6 2 28.7 3.8 32.9
Truck6 209 93.6 437 91.1 40 55 56 40.5 11.6 35.7 5.8 32.2 12.6 23.2
For-hire truck S S S S 21 28.9 S S S S S 35.2 8.4 S
Private truck 192 85.9 210 43.7 S S 48 43.9 12.8 48.2 16.7 S S 30.1
Rail S S 30 6.2 25 34.4 842 S S 9.7 13.5 11.7 16 12.5
Multiple modes 5 2.3 S S S S 371 47.6 13.9 S S S S 38.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and rail S S 13 2.7 8 10.6 591 S S 9.1 12.2 14.7 13.6 -

SCTG2 27, Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard

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 545 100 976 100 463 100 468 38.5 - 38.2 - 49 - 29.6
Single modes 522 95.8 938 96.1 411 88.8 398 38.3 1.5 38.1 1.5 46.9 3.2 27.6
Truck6 456 83.6 814 83.4 225 48.6 346 39.4 6.2 39.4 6.4 37.4 17 30.4
For-hire truck 454 83.2 812 83.2 225 48.6 362 31.3 7.3 31 7.6 27.9 18.6 31.3
Private truck S S S S S S 32 S S S S S S 29.6
Rail 67 12.2 124 12.7 S S 1,383 44.3 13.1 35.9 13 S S 35.9
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 44.2 3.3 S
Truck and rail S S S S S S 1,663 S S S S S S 14.8

SCTG2 28, Paper or paperboard articles

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 12 100 5 100 - 100 S 40 - 43.5 - 46.6 - S
Single modes 12 96 5 99 S S S 37 2.5 39.9 0.4 S S S
Truck6 12 96 5 99 S S S 37 2.5 39.9 0.4 S S S
Private truck 12 96 5 99 S S S 37 2.5 39.9 0.4 S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 667 S S S S S S 27.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 667 S S S S S S 27.7

SCTG2 29, Printed products

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 3 100 S S 445 S S 32.3 - S S 43
Single modes S S 3 85.8 S S S S S 26.4 12.5 S S S
Truck6 S S 3 85.8 S S S S S 26.4 12.5 S S S
For-hire truck 3 6 1 37 S S 160 25.2 14.5 25.6 14.6 S S 8.5
Private truck S S 2 48.8 S S 11 S S 34.9 16.5 S S 23.5
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,098 S S S S S S 17.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,098 S S S S S S 17.9
Other and unknown modes S S - 1.4 - 0.1 7 S S 46.7 4.1 40.6 0.1 21.1

SCTG2 30, Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather

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 364 100 S S S S 1,089 37.5 - S S S S 10
Single modes 273 75 S S S S 667 39.4 13.5 S S S S 19.6
Truck6 242 66.5 S S 26 52.6 665 39.7 12.9 S S 39.7 13.6 19.8
For-hire truck 230 63.3 S S 22 44.1 914 41 15 S S 47.3 11.8 20.4
Private truck 12 3.2 4 5.7 4 8.5 377 42.1 8.2 47.1 15.1 47.3 11.3 48.5
Rail 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 1,147 S S S S S S 12.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,147 S S S S S S 12.5
Truck and rail 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

SCTG2 31, Nonmetallic mineral products

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 1,372 100 8,756 100 S S 290 30.5 - 49.4 - S S 27.4
Single modes 1,329 96.8 S S S S 177 30.5 1.1 S S S S 26.5
Truck6 1,293 94.3 S S S S 174 31.3 2.8 S S S S 27.3
For-hire truck 886 64.6 1,576 18 361 23.1 347 46.2 12.8 34 13.4 37.2 15.9 18.5
Private truck 407 29.7 S S S S 123 44.4 14.8 S S S S 21.5
Rail 35 2.6 S S 139 8.9 S 45.1 3.8 S S 48.2 11.6 S
Multiple modes 40 2.9 S S S S 962 39.8 1.2 S S S S 9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 28 2.1 S S S S 972 40.1 1 S S S S 9.1
Truck and rail 12 0.9 129 1.5 54 3.5 420 30.5 2.1 31.5 8.9 32.6 14.7 1.2
Other and unknown modes 3 0.2 2 - - - 5 40.1 0.1 37.9 - 33.6 - 26

SCTG2 32, Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes

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 496 S S S S S S 23
Single modes 1,676 51.1 1,527 41.4 S S 356 29.9 14.9 46.5 17.8 S S 36.8
Truck6 1,157 35.3 S S S S 233 27.4 19.5 S S S S 33.5
For-hire truck 893 27.2 522 14.2 S S 599 36.9 15 27.9 18.5 S S 24
Private truck 265 8.1 245 6.6 34 1.5 81 29.7 10.2 35.6 11.2 43.2 7.8 44.3
Rail 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 775 S S S S S S 18.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S - - - - 898 S S 22.6 - 38.3 0.1 25.1
Truck and rail S S S S S S 694 S S S S S S 24.7
Other and unknown modes 13 0.4 S S S S S 49.6 0.7 S S S S S

SCTG2 33, Articles of base metal

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 424 100 143 100 68 100 372 21.1 - 36.5 - 27.2 - 21.5
Single modes 355 83.8 135 94.5 62 91.3 119 22.7 5.6 39.1 6.3 29.7 6.6 48.8
Truck6 355 83.8 135 94.5 62 91.3 119 22.7 5.6 39.1 6.3 29.7 6.6 48.8
For-hire truck 226 53.3 83 58.2 61 88.9 738 21.5 9 27 9.2 29.5 6.6 7.5
Private truck 129 30.5 S S S S 22 44 7.4 S S S S 14.6
Multiple modes 64 15.2 S S S S 677 41.6 5.6 S S S S 18.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 60 14.1 S S S S 676 44.7 5.8 S S S S 18.1
Truck and rail 5 1.1 3 2.4 S S 1,402 32.3 8.7 33.2 8.1 S S 28.8
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 34, Machinery

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 2,434 100 130 100 86 100 S 25.3 - 23.2 - 29.6 - S
Single modes 2,306 94.7 126 97.1 81 94 S 27.3 4.1 22.9 0.9 29.9 2.2 S
Truck6 2,215 91 118 90.7 63 72.7 S 27 4.5 23.1 2.7 22.9 6.5 S
For-hire truck 1,602 65.8 77 59.4 55 64.5 691 34.7 10.6 26.2 8.8 26.2 8.4 18.5
Private truck 613 25.2 41 31.4 7 8.3 S 41.5 9.7 44.4 9.4 44.2 9 S
Air (incl truck and air) 91 3.7 S S S S 1,332 44.1 2 S S S S 26.2
Multiple modes S S S S S S 490 S S S S S S 24.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S 1 0.7 S S 466 S S 38 0.4 S S 27
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other multiple modes 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

SCTG2 35, Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip

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 919 100 119 100 81 100 364 29.4 - 30.1 - 38.9 - 38.5
Single modes 636 69.2 110 92 73 90.7 S 24.7 6.6 31.4 5.6 39.3 6.8 S
Truck6 634 69 110 91.9 73 90.5 S 24.7 6.7 31.4 5.7 39.5 7.7 S
For-hire truck 332 36.1 74 61.8 69 86.2 1,151 36.9 15.1 40 14.4 41.3 13.6 11
Private truck 303 32.9 S S S S 31 47.6 14.8 S S S S 39.4
Air (incl truck and air) S S - 0.1 S S 1,382 S S 44.4 0.5 S S 32.4
Multiple modes 212 23.1 8 6.5 7 9.2 941 43.2 4.7 32.1 3.6 45.2 6.9 13
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 198 21.5 4 3.1 3 3.7 941 47.9 5.6 42.6 4.2 46.4 8.1 13.5
Truck and water 15 1.6 4 3.4 S S 1,291 27.4 7.4 22.1 6 S S 43.7
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 36, Motorized and other vehicles (including parts)

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 1,872 100 126 100 68 100 532 28.9 - 23.1 - 23 - 24.7
Single modes 1,864 99.6 125 99.4 67 98.7 513 27 0.3 20.6 0.6 20.3 0.9 27.9
Truck6 1,863 99.6 125 99.3 67 98.6 500 27 0.3 20.6 0.6 20.3 0.9 28.8
For-hire truck 1,760 94 109 86.8 61 90.3 828 28.6 4 21.4 5.2 22.3 6.9 14.5
Private truck 103 5.5 16 12.5 S S S 25.6 7.2 31.6 8.3 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 894 S S S S S S 23.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S - - - 0.1 871 S S 23.7 11.8 22.3 11.8 24.5
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

SCTG2 37, Transportation equipment, nec

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 119 100 8 100 5 100 501 40.7 - 33.3 - 38.1 - 23.6
Single modes 107 89.3 7 84.8 4 85.3 500 45.4 8.1 37.1 9.2 42.4 8.7 23.7
Truck6 107 89.3 7 84.8 4 85.3 500 45.4 8.1 37.1 9.2 42.4 8.7 23.7
For-hire truck S S S S S S 681 S S S S S S 10.6
Private truck S S S S S S 443 S S S S S S 39.6
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 38, Precision instruments and apparatus

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 1,203 S S S S S S 14
Single modes S S S S S S 1,402 S S S S S S 21.3
Truck6 S S S S S S 647 S S S S S S 31.7
For-hire truck S S S S S S 898 S S S S S S 14.1
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 1,926 S S S S S S 34.7
Multiple modes S S 2 26 S S 1,170 S S 49.6 18.7 S S 20.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S 2 26 S S 1,170 S S 49.6 18.7 S S 20.7

SCTG2 39, Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting

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 435 100 23 100 16 100 688 43.3 - 43.7 - 41.4 - 6.9
Single modes S S S S 13 82.6 688 S S S S 49.5 16 16.5
Truck6 S S S S 13 82.6 688 S S S S 49.5 16 16.5
For-hire truck S S S S S S 703 S S S S S S 15.6
Private truck S S S S S S 633 S S S S S S 38.4
Multiple modes S S S S S S 688 S S S S S S 10.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 683 S S S S S S 10.2
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

SCTG2 40, Miscellaneous manufactured products

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 320 100 S S 7 100 746 26.5 - S S 29.3 - 21.8
Single modes 110 34.3 S S 5 64.4 364 21.1 16 S S 41.7 9.8 35.3
Truck6 89 27.8 S S 5 62.6 283 30.2 15 S S 43.6 11.7 49.7
For-hire truck 5 1.5 S S S S 1,249 35.6 1 S S S S 28.1
Private truck 84 26.3 S S S S S 30.6 17.3 S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 865 S S S S S S 21.1
Multiple modes 201 62.8 4 5.8 3 34.2 830 34.1 13.7 40.9 16.8 42.9 12.4 16.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 201 62.8 4 5.8 3 34.2 830 34.1 13.7 40.9 16.8 42.9 12.4 16.5
Other and unknown modes 9 2.9 S S S S S 45 3 S S S S S

SCTG2 41, Waste and scrap

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
Truck6 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

SCTG2 43, Mixed freight

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 712 100 340 100 34 100 S 32.7 - 36.6 - 33.6 - S
Single modes 706 99.2 340 99.9 33 99.4 S 31.4 2.8 35.1 2.1 31.8 3.1 S
Truck6 706 99.2 340 99.9 33 99.4 S 31.4 2.8 35.1 2.1 31.8 3.1 S
For-hire truck S S S S S S 789 S S S S S S 23.9
Private truck 679 95.4 336 98.9 30 90 37 33.8 13.1 35.7 12.6 37.5 15.6 30.5
Multiple modes 6 0.8 - 0.1 - 0.6 711 32.6 13.6 31.4 13.6 38.1 13.7 27.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 6 0.8 - 0.1 - 0.6 711 32.6 13.6 31.4 13.6 38.1 13.7 27.6
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 99, Commodity Unknown

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 621 S S S S S S 41
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 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 633 S S S S S S 11.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 633 S S S S S S 11.3

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 Standard Classification of Transported Goods.
3 Ton-miles estimates are based on estimated distances traveled along a modeled transportation network.
4 Coefficient of Variation.
5 Estimates exclude shipments of crude petroleum (SCTG 16).
6 "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.
7 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, Orlando-Deltona-Daytona Beach, FL by Alcoholic Beverages (08) by Air has no data for any cell therefore the entire row is not shown. Also, two-digit commodities are not present if there is no such data for an entire commodity by area. For example, Pittsburgh-New Castle, PA by Cereal Grains (02) has no data for any mode therefore the entire commodity 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.