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 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
Truck5 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

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 12,527 100 16,412 100 5,333 100 549 15.2 - 26.2 - 34.3 - 8.5
Single modes 10,368 82.8 13,991 85.3 3,319 62.2 350 8.5 5.4 27.3 6.1 23.5 11.1 8.8
Truck5 8,295 66.2 11,465 69.9 2,223 41.7 275 9.3 6.9 35.4 7.8 38.8 9.1 11.2
For-hire truck 6,508 51.9 3,696 22.5 1,036 19.4 501 14.7 7.1 19.9 9.8 25.2 9.4 3.5
Private truck 1,787 14.3 S S S S 145 20.6 3.9 S S S S 11
Rail 1,834 14.6 2,456 15 897 16.8 575 34.3 3 35 4.1 29.6 7.1 15.2
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) 145 1.2 S S S S 1,577 34.2 0.6 S S S S 16.1
Pipeline6 13 0.1 37 0.2 S S S 23.4 0.2 20.3 0.7 S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 861 S S S S S S 6.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 357 2.9 9 0.1 8 0.1 875 23.7 1 35.8 - 35.6 0.2 5.7
Truck and rail S S S S S S 706 S S S S S S 36.9
Truck and water 34 0.3 6 - 8 0.2 1,926 29.9 0.5 25.5 0.1 37.3 0.6 32.7
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

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 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 1,156 S S S S S S 25.7
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

NAICS2 313, Textile 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 106 100 4 100 3 100 1,081 40.5 - 28.5 - 8.5 - 22
Single modes 106 100 4 100 3 100 1,081 40.5 - 28.5 - 8.5 - 22
Truck5 106 100 4 100 3 100 1,081 40.5 - 28.5 - 8.5 - 22
For-hire truck 106 99.9 4 99.6 3 99.5 1,081 40.5 0.3 28.3 0.3 9 0.5 22.3
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 24 100 7 100 9 100 1,072 38.2 - 22.2 - 33.2 - 8.5
Single modes 17 73.6 7 97.3 9 97.7 1,103 27.3 11.3 22.5 2.2 33.6 3.4 6.8
Truck5 17 73.6 7 97.3 9 97.7 1,103 27.3 11.3 22.5 2.2 33.6 3.4 6.8
For-hire truck S S S S S S 1,254 S S S S S S 22.5
Private truck 9 39.2 4 58.1 4 44.1 1,016 34.7 17 33.1 13.3 37.6 15.4 11.8
Multiple modes S S - 2.7 - 2.3 1,073 S S 47.9 2.1 50 3.4 7.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S - 2.7 - 2.3 1,073 S S 47.9 2.1 50 3.4 7.4
Other and unknown modes 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 62 100 298 100 58 100 103 33.7 - 48.5 - 38.3 - 27.2
Single modes 57 92 S S 51 86.8 99 34 4.5 S S 36.5 4.8 26.5
Truck5 48 77.3 S S 26 44.1 86 37.6 12 S S 40.9 15.4 24.1
For-hire truck 13 20.8 S S 21 36.2 S 31.5 7 S S 35.1 8.3 S
Private truck 35 56.4 S S S S 67 45 11.6 S S S S 46.5
Rail S S 30 10 25 42.7 842 S S 9.7 10.8 11.7 12.4 12.5
Multiple modes 5 8 13 4.4 8 13.2 591 6.5 19.3 9.1 10.5 14.7 11.3 -
Truck and rail 5 8 13 4.4 8 13.2 591 6.5 19.3 9.1 10.5 14.7 11.3 -

NAICS2 322, Paper 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 467 100 766 100 S S 480 48.7 - 49.6 - S S 26.4
Single modes 440 94.3 708 92.4 S S 408 47.7 2 48.4 2.9 S S 24.9
Truck5 373 80 583 76.1 185 41.9 342 45.9 7.1 47 8.6 48.5 19.6 25.2
For-hire truck 365 78.3 578 75.4 S S 385 34.1 14.9 34.3 18.5 S S 35.9
Private truck S S S S S S 45 S S S S S S 10
Rail 67 14.3 124 16.2 S S 1,383 44.3 6.7 35.9 6.6 S S 35.9
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,552 S S S S S S 7.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier - 0.1 - - - - 1,568 33 0.9 39.4 0.4 32.7 3.7 10.1
Truck and rail S S S S S S 1,542 S S S S S S 6.6

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 55 100 4 100 - 100 74 47.5 - 27.5 - 19.8 - 34.4
Single modes 40 73.5 4 93.2 - 73.9 S 49.4 10.7 25.3 2.6 20.8 13.4 S
Truck5 40 73.5 4 93.2 - 73.9 S 49.4 10.7 25.3 2.6 20.8 13.4 S
For-hire truck 3 5.1 1 29.1 - 54.3 160 25.2 17.3 25.6 19 21.3 18.3 8.5
Private truck S S 3 64.2 - 19.6 11 S S 39.4 13.3 40.8 15.5 19.5
Multiple modes S S S S S S 356 S S S S S S 39.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 356 S S S S S S 39.4
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 26 S S S S S S 34.8

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 2,493 100 2,200 100 726 100 519 18.2 - 21.9 - 25.5 - 12.1
Single modes 2,377 95.4 2,138 97.2 690 95 510 18.8 2.6 22.3 3.1 24.8 2 18.2
Truck5 1,041 41.8 920 41.8 186 25.6 374 28.2 8.8 33.4 10.2 48.9 11.6 15.9
For-hire truck 947 38 739 33.6 S S 396 31 8.4 44.1 9 S S 17
Private truck 94 3.8 181 8.2 33 4.5 S 29.8 8.9 39.7 13.6 41 14.2 S
Rail 1,206 48.4 1,157 52.6 324 44.6 337 28.6 10.8 30.1 10.5 21.2 14 28
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) S S S S S S 1,090 S S S S S S 1.7
Pipeline6 13 0.5 37 1.7 S S S 23.4 3.4 20.3 5 S S S
Multiple modes 94 3.8 S S S S 769 49 2.7 S S S S 11.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S - 0.1 786 S S S S 44.3 0.2 17.1
Truck and rail 80 3.2 57 2.6 S S S 45.4 3.4 45.5 6.4 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

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 74 100 2 100 1 100 902 29.3 - 27.1 - 27.6 - 21.8
Single modes 62 83.2 S S 1 92.5 881 29.7 4 S S 27.2 1.9 23
Truck5 61 83.1 S S 1 92.5 903 30 4.1 S S 27.2 1.9 23.6
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 51 68.9 1 66.4 1 62.7 836 36.8 11.3 36.3 16.5 34.2 18.9 30.7
Air (incl truck and air) S S - - S S 428 S S 31.7 - S S 43
Multiple modes 12 16.8 - 8.7 - 7.5 911 17.4 1.9 29.2 2.1 25.4 1.1 2.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 12 16.8 - 8.7 - 7.5 911 17.4 1.9 29.2 2.1 25.4 1.1 2.7

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 717 100 S S S S 148 29.2 - S S S S 19.3
Single modes 704 98.3 S S S S 145 29 1.1 S S S S 19.4
Truck5 669 93.3 S S S S 141 29.4 2.6 S S S S 19.9
For-hire truck 313 43.7 1,459 17 256 17.6 180 44.3 11.4 32.6 15.7 47.9 19.5 23.4
Private truck 356 49.6 S S S S 131 47.9 12 S S S S 22.6
Rail 35 4.9 S S 139 9.5 S 45.1 3.7 S S 48.2 11.6 S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 454 S S S S S S 4.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and rail 12 1.7 129 1.5 54 3.7 420 30.5 6.3 31.5 9.4 32.6 17.5 1.2

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 692 S S S S S S 11.4
Single modes 1,217 43.4 S S S S 689 38.4 18.6 S S S S 11.4
Truck5 S S S S S S 672 S S S S S S 12.9
For-hire truck S S S S S S 672 S S S S S S 12.9
Private truck S S S S S S 620 S S S S S S 37.9
Rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 695 S S S S S S 20.6
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 S S S S 694 S S S S S S 24.7

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 505 100 301 100 78 100 507 23.8 - 33.5 - 26.1 - 23.7
Single modes 417 82.7 300 99.6 77 98.5 S 27.3 6.1 31.5 3.7 24 6.6 S
Truck5 417 82.7 300 99.6 77 98.5 S 27.3 6.1 31.5 3.7 24 6.6 S
For-hire truck 210 41.6 153 50.9 53 67.9 535 18.7 13.6 24.4 13 24.6 10.8 12.4
Private truck 207 41.1 S S S S S 43.1 10.1 S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 849 S S S S S S 19.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 849 S S S S S S 19.9
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 2,510 100 101 100 87 100 768 29.8 - 24.3 - 31.7 - 4.8
Single modes 2,454 97.8 98 97.1 82 94.5 717 29.8 0.9 23.7 1.2 31.2 2.5 3.6
Truck5 2,354 93.8 90 88.8 64 73.4 657 29.7 2.7 22.5 3.4 24.7 7.6 1.7
For-hire truck 1,882 75 70 69.5 52 60.3 669 34.7 9.7 27.9 7.4 28.8 7.4 6.3
Private truck S S 20 19.4 11 13.1 616 S S 27.8 11.7 38.6 11.8 19.7
Air (incl truck and air) 100 4 S S S S 1,368 37.6 2.8 S S S S 22.8
Multiple modes 53 2.1 S S S S 901 38.3 1.2 S S S S 14.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 853 S S S S S S 10.4
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 3 0.1 - 0.4 S S S 38.1 0.7 39.1 0.8 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 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

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 269 100 74 100 70 100 947 17.8 - 15 - 21 - 8.3
Single modes 254 94.5 70 94.5 65 93.6 933 16 2.8 13.2 2.8 17.4 3.5 7.4
Truck5 254 94.5 70 94.5 65 93.6 933 16 2.8 13.2 2.8 17.4 3.5 7.4
For-hire truck 254 94.5 70 94.5 65 93.6 933 16 2.8 13.2 2.8 17.4 3.5 7.4
Multiple modes 15 5.5 4 5.5 S S 1,291 27.4 4 22.1 4.1 S S 43.7
Truck and water 15 5.5 4 5.5 S S 1,291 27.4 4 22.1 4.1 S S 43.7

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 1,582 100 126 100 68 100 754 34.8 - 23.4 - 19 - 10.9
Single modes 1,559 98.5 124 98.3 67 97.5 785 34.8 1.4 23.5 1 20.5 5.8 12.1
Truck5 1,558 98.5 124 98.3 66 97.4 769 34.8 1.4 23.5 1 20.3 5.8 13.4
For-hire truck 1,412 89.2 106 84.7 63 92.4 927 39.1 8.5 23.6 6.5 21 6.3 13.6
Private truck 146 9.2 17 13.6 3 4.9 S 35.3 19.8 44.3 14 47.3 9.1 S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,098 S S S S S S 43.8
Multiple modes 10 0.7 S S S S 633 45.1 1.5 S S S S 39
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S - 0.2 - 0.2 619 S S 46.5 0.1 41.9 0.1 43.3
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 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 89 100 7 100 S S 586 14.9 - 24.2 - S S 47.7
Single modes 69 77.9 S S S S S 19.4 15.6 S S S S S
Truck5 69 77.9 S S S S S 19.4 15.6 S S S S S
Private truck 69 77.9 S S S S S 19.4 15.6 S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 664 S S S S S S 48.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 664 S S S S S S 48.1

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 593 100 23 100 17 100 993 35.9 - 48.7 - 46.4 - 11.7
Single modes 429 72.3 S S S S 1,168 45.2 10.1 S S S S 17.3
Truck5 420 70.8 S S S S 534 45.5 10.3 S S S S 26.2
For-hire truck S S S S S S 647 S S S S S S 36.9
Private truck S S S S S S 424 S S S S S S 23.4
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,728 S S S S S S 33.4
Multiple modes 164 27.7 3 12.5 3 17.3 957 42.5 10.8 35 11.2 38.5 8.3 8.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 164 27.7 3 12.5 3 17.3 957 42.5 10.8 35 11.2 38.5 8.3 8.4
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 6,671 100 3,235 100 442 100 292 16 - 21.1 - 16.6 - 15.5
Single modes 5,701 85.5 3,161 97.7 414 93.7 126 15.7 3.4 21.7 1.3 15.8 1.8 35.5
Truck5 5,392 80.8 3,139 97 382 86.5 93 15.7 4.2 22 1.6 17 3.6 29.4
For-hire truck 2,949 44.2 1,352 41.8 213 48.2 467 22.1 4.8 28.1 6.6 16.4 7.6 23.1
Private truck 2,443 36.6 1,786 55.2 169 38.3 31 13.4 6.5 20 6.3 33.6 8.6 18.6
Rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) 294 4.4 13 0.4 24 5.5 1,431 31.8 2.6 32.6 0.7 36.1 4.5 20.9
Pipeline6 1 - 2 0.1 S S S 12.4 - 10.7 0.2 S S S
Multiple modes 851 12.8 33 1 20 4.4 580 31.9 3.2 42.8 0.5 38.9 1.1 18.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 846 12.7 30 0.9 15 3.4 580 32.1 3.2 48.7 0.5 48.7 1 18.3
Truck and rail 5 0.1 3 0.1 4 1 1,402 32.3 0.3 33.2 0.6 16.8 3.1 28.8
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 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 4,218 100 913 100 232 100 322 27.6 - 24.6 - 23.9 - 18.1
Single modes 3,269 77.5 842 92.2 204 88.2 139 30.1 6.1 25.4 5.2 23.3 2.7 41.5
Truck5 2,975 70.5 829 90.8 180 77.7 95 30.1 6.1 25.7 5.2 23.4 3.2 37.7
For-hire truck 1,988 47.1 281 30.8 137 59.3 531 39.6 7.4 32.7 6.9 26.5 5.2 22.4
Private truck 987 23.4 548 60 43 18.4 28 26 9.2 33.7 9.9 38.9 7.1 15.6
Air (incl truck and air) 294 7 13 1.4 24 10.6 1,431 31.8 2.8 32.6 1.7 36.1 5.3 20.9
Multiple modes 835 19.8 32 3.5 19 8.3 576 32.4 6.1 42.7 1.1 40.3 1.8 18.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 830 19.7 29 3.1 S S 576 32.7 6.1 48.6 1.2 S S 18.3
Truck and rail 5 0.1 3 0.4 4 1.9 1,402 32.3 1.3 33.2 1.3 16.8 7.3 28.8
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 314 100 S S S S 189 34.8 - S S S S 29.8
Single modes 226 71.9 S S S S 104 30.8 10.3 S S S S 25.5
Truck5 213 67.6 S S S S 63 27.1 11 S S S S 39.4
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 46 S S S S S S 15.1
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 411 S S S S S S 30.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 411 S S S S S S 30.9

NAICS2 4232, Furniture and home furnishing 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 2 100 2 100 800 44.5 - 48 - 49.1 - 8.7
Single modes 25 94.4 2 94.5 S S 807 44.5 1.6 47.4 1.6 S S 6.5
Truck5 25 94.4 2 94.5 S S 807 44.5 1.6 47.4 1.6 S S 6.5
For-hire truck 22 85 S S S S 817 46 6.1 S S S S 7.7
Private truck 2 9.4 S S S S S 4.5 15.3 S S S S S
Multiple modes 1 3.5 - 2.5 S S 816 25.5 2 23.7 2 S S 26.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 1 2.7 - 1.9 S S 599 29.5 0.8 33 1.1 S S 13.2
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

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 268 100 287 100 52 100 95 30.4 - 44.2 - 44.1 - 27.3
Single modes 245 91.3 278 96.8 47 91.3 125 33.4 4.2 45.8 2.5 47.4 7.4 15.2
Truck5 245 91.3 278 96.8 47 91.3 125 33.4 4.2 45.8 2.5 47.4 7.4 15.2
For-hire truck 57 21.4 45 15.6 30 57.7 822 27.3 5.4 21 9.3 37.4 13.9 23
Private truck 188 69.9 S S S S 60 36 8.9 S S S S 41.9
Multiple modes S S S S S S 812 S S S S S S 27
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 767 S S S S S S 34.2
Truck and rail 5 1.8 3 1.2 S S 1,402 32.3 4.3 33.2 3.9 S S 28.8
Other and unknown modes 18 6.8 6 2 S S 11 8.9 5.9 31.2 3.2 S S 48.4

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 2,240 100 69 100 65 100 635 38.1 - 20.4 - 24.5 - 32.1
Single modes 1,748 78 53 75.9 54 83 S 40.5 15.7 23 16.2 28.2 19.2 S
Truck5 1,469 65.6 40 58.3 30 46.2 S 45.9 13.1 24.3 12.1 31.5 11.4 S
For-hire truck 1,445 64.5 39 55.8 30 46.1 845 41.8 6.8 15.6 9.5 19.9 6.5 7.6
Private truck S S S S S S 14 S S S S S S 10.9
Air (incl truck and air) 279 12.4 12 17.6 24 36.9 1,539 4.7 6 12 5.6 19.6 6.8 3.6
Multiple modes 492 22 S S S S 768 36.6 19.2 S S S S 25.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 492 22 S S S S 768 36.6 19.2 S S S S 25.8

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 232 100 327 100 74 100 120 20.2 - 24.2 - 40.1 - 46.3
Single modes 223 96.1 298 91.1 66 90.1 S 19.9 1.8 21.4 3.6 36.4 3.5 S
Truck5 223 96.1 298 91.1 66 90.1 S 19.9 1.8 21.4 3.6 36.4 3.5 S
For-hire truck S S S S 57 78 328 S S S S 35 9.4 4.2
Private truck S S S S S S 57 S S S S S S 20.1
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 296 S S S S S S 28.7

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 334 100 S S S S S 38.8 - S S S S S
Single modes 231 69.2 S S S S S 35.8 10.9 S S S S S
Truck5 231 69.2 S S S S S 35.8 10.9 S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S 724 S S S S S S 7.7
Private truck 206 61.6 S S S S 22 11 19.2 S S S S 36
Multiple modes 32 9.7 1 5.7 - 11 S 47 5.8 38.9 5.3 28.7 7.6 S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 32 9.7 1 5.7 - 11 S 47 5.8 38.9 5.3 28.7 7.6 S
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 S S S S 3 100 S S S S S 44.6 - S
Single modes 238 93.4 S S 2 81.3 S 49.3 2.7 S S 45.2 9 S
Truck5 238 93.4 S S 2 80 S 49.3 3.4 S S 46.2 8.7 S
For-hire truck S S S S S S 895 S S S S S S 29.6
Private truck 219 85.9 48 95.8 S S 16 35.3 9.3 45.7 4.1 S S 39.3
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 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 467 100 36 100 18 100 328 35.2 - 26.8 - 37.5 - 26.8
Single modes 309 66.1 29 82.5 16 89.1 178 35.6 7.2 32 9 37.9 9.2 41.2
Truck5 307 65.8 29 82.4 16 89.1 172 35.4 7.3 32 9 37.9 9.2 42.6
For-hire truck 207 44.2 19 54.6 16 87 998 37.6 7.8 23.1 10.8 31 10.7 19.8
Private truck 101 21.6 10 27.9 S S 30 33.7 13.2 46.1 12.5 S S 15.2
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S - - 457 S S S S 38.4 0.1 26.2
Multiple modes 157 33.7 S S S S 412 43.2 7 S S S S 31.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 157 33.7 S S S S 412 43.2 7 S S S S 31.1
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S 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 82 100 S S S S 105 37.4 - S S S S 13.2
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
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 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 2,454 100 2,322 100 210 100 110 18.2 - 25.6 - 27.4 - 22.8
Single modes 2,432 99.1 2,319 99.9 210 99.8 87 18.1 0.3 25.6 0.1 27.4 0.2 22.4
Truck5 2,417 98.5 2,309 99.5 202 96.2 87 18.2 0.7 25.8 0.6 28.4 2.9 22.5
For-hire truck 961 39.2 1,071 46.1 76 36 311 30.8 11.7 33.5 10.4 42.2 14.2 29.9
Private truck 1,456 59.3 1,238 53.3 127 60.2 43 16.7 10.8 16.3 10.9 40.8 11.4 17.2
Rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Pipeline6 1 - 2 0.1 S S S 12.4 - 10.7 0.2 S S S
Multiple modes 16 0.6 1 - S S 928 17.3 0.7 47.5 0.1 S S 41.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 16 0.6 1 - S S 928 17.3 0.7 47.5 0.1 S S 41.6
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 15 S S S S S S 16.6

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 246 100 52 100 51 100 1,011 5.2 - 6.3 - 21 - 15.7
Single modes 240 97.6 52 99.9 51 99.9 1,028 6.9 2.5 6.4 0.1 21 0.1 15.5
Truck5 240 97.6 52 99.9 51 99.9 1,028 6.9 2.5 6.4 0.1 21 0.1 15.5
For-hire truck 240 97.6 52 99.9 51 99.9 1,028 6.9 2.5 6.4 0.1 21 0.1 15.5
Multiple modes S S S S S S 771 S S S S S S 6.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 771 S S S S S S 6.5

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 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
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 659 100 394 100 30 100 25 31.5 - 24.1 - 35.6 - 42.2
Single modes 659 100 394 100 30 100 25 31.5 - 24.1 - 35.6 - 42.2
Truck5 659 100 394 100 30 100 25 31.5 - 24.1 - 35.6 - 42.2
Private truck 659 100 394 100 30 100 25 31.5 - 24.1 - 35.6 - 42.2

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 129 100 S S 17 100 39 42.1 - S S 35.3 - 41.3
Single modes 123 95.1 S S 17 99.6 38 40.3 2.5 S S 34.9 0.4 46.3
Truck5 108 83.9 S S S S S 35.4 8.9 S S S S S
For-hire truck 17 13.3 20 12.2 S S S 25.4 16.3 23.3 15.8 S S S
Private truck 91 70.6 S S S S 29 42 10.4 S S S S 36.9
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
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 15 S S S S S S 28.7

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 1,202 100 1,578 100 S S 51 35.7 - 33.9 - S S 30.1
Single modes 1,202 100 1,578 100 S S 51 35.7 - 33.9 - S S 30.1
Truck5 1,202 99.9 1,577 99.9 S S 51 33.1 0.8 31.2 0.9 S S 32.6
For-hire truck 649 53.9 989 62.6 S S S 27.2 11.5 25 8.1 S S S
Private truck 553 46 588 37.3 S S 100 35.5 14.9 23.5 16.1 S S 42.6
Pipeline6 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 154 100 124 100 7 100 54 35.8 - 28.4 - 37.8 - 6.3
Single modes 154 99.9 124 99.9 7 100 54 35.8 0.1 28.4 0.1 37.8 - 6.2
Truck5 154 99.9 124 99.9 7 100 54 35.8 0.1 28.4 0.1 37.8 - 6.2
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 153 99.7 124 99.8 7 99.3 53 35.7 0.1 28.4 0.1 37.4 0.4 5.9
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 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
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 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 S S 980 S S S S S S 23.8
Single modes S S S S S S 96 S S S S S S 0.6
Truck5 S S S S S S 96 S S S S S S 0.6
For-hire truck S S S S S S 129 S S S S S S 4.7
Private truck S S S S S S 83 S S S S S S 9.2
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,097 S S S S S S 5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,097 S S S S S S 5

NAICS2 45431, Fuel dealers

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 57 100 S S 1 100 S 48.7 - S S 40.9 - S
Single modes 57 100 S S 1 100 S 48.7 - S S 40.9 - S
Truck5 57 100 S S 1 100 S 48.7 - S S 40.9 - S
Private truck 57 100 S S 1 100 S 48.7 - S S 40.9 - 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 95 100 S S S S 1,153 24.9 - S S S S 7.1
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 94 99.1 S S S S 1,163 26 1.8 S S S S 6.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 94 99.1 S S S S 1,163 26 1.8 S S S S 6.6

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 S S - 100 S S S S S 31.2 - 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
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 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 S S S S S S 906 S S S S S S 40.6
Single modes 583 99.3 S S S S 870 25 0.3 S S S S 7.3
Truck5 583 99.3 S S S S 870 25 0.3 S S S S 7.3
For-hire truck 583 99.3 S S S S 870 25 0.3 S S S S 7.3
Multiple modes S S S S S S 971 S S S S S S 42
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 971 S S S S S S 42

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.