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 67,414 100 27,787 100 3,206 100 512 10.5 - 11.6 - 19.7 - 7
Single modes 55,249 82 27,206 97.9 2,991 93.3 307 13 3 11.8 0.4 21.4 1.7 11.9
Truck6 54,240 80.5 27,147 97.7 2,866 89.4 273 13.3 2.9 11.8 0.5 21.9 2.5 15.4
For-hire truck 19,199 28.5 5,302 19.1 2,010 62.7 855 13.8 3.3 15.9 2.9 28.6 4.3 12.5
Private truck 35,041 52 21,845 78.6 856 26.7 54 20.4 4.8 13.7 2.7 9.3 3.9 8
Rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) 1,009 1.5 S S S S 1,382 34.1 0.6 S S S S 10.1
Multiple modes 11,483 17 327 1.2 188 5.9 792 17.7 3 32 0.4 16.4 1.6 9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 11,391 16.9 315 1.1 176 5.5 792 17.9 3 33.6 0.4 18.7 1.6 9
Truck and rail 9 - 3 - S S 2,842 1 - 5.5 - S S 47.1
Truck and water 83 0.1 9 - S S S 36.2 0.1 34 - S S S
Other and unknown modes 682 1 255 0.9 27 0.8 S 22.1 0.2 30 0.2 21.4 0.3 S

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 330 100 119 100 16 100 S 32.1 - 35.3 - 38.4 - S
Single modes 321 97.2 118 99.3 15 99 S 32.9 7.1 35.6 6 38.9 1.6 S
Truck6 321 97.2 118 99.3 15 99 S 32.9 7.1 35.6 6 38.9 1.6 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 35 S S S S S S 38.9
Multiple modes 9 2.8 1 0.7 - 1 390 16.8 13.3 15.2 11.1 15.3 2.9 35.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and water 9 2.8 1 0.7 - 1 182 16.7 13.3 15.2 11.1 15.2 2.9 -

SCTG2 04, Animal feed and products of animal origin, 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 23 100 78 100 4 100 34 34 - 40.5 - 45.8 - 23.3
Single modes 14 60.4 S S S S 34 42.5 17.6 S S S S 31.3
Truck6 14 60.4 S S S S 34 42.5 17.6 S S S S 31.3
Private truck 14 60.4 S S S S 34 42.5 17.6 S S S S 31.3
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 05, Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations

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 45 S S S S S S 26.3
Single modes S S S S S S 45 S S S S S S 26.3
Truck6 S S S S S S 45 S S S S S S 26.3
Private truck S S S S S S 45 S S S S S S 26.3

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 795 100 440 100 81 100 S 32.2 - 32.5 - 30 - S
Single modes 794 99.9 440 100 81 100 S 32.2 0.1 32.5 - 30 - S
Truck6 794 99.9 440 100 81 100 S 32.2 0.1 32.5 - 30 - S
For-hire truck 55 6.9 29 6.6 22 26.8 1,032 30.5 3 45.4 2.8 36.6 7.7 18.2
Private truck 739 93 411 93.4 59 73.2 75 34.2 3 33.2 2.8 33.7 7.7 35.7
Other and unknown modes S S - - S S 12 S S 46.8 0.2 S S 39.2

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 2,524 100 1,966 100 161 100 54 29.7 - 29.2 - 27.5 - 29.2
Single modes 2,524 100 1,965 100 160 99.7 39 29.7 - 29.2 - 27.7 2.4 36.5
Truck6 2,524 100 1,965 100 160 99.7 39 29.7 - 29.2 - 27.7 2.4 36.5
For-hire truck 302 11.9 338 17.2 78 48.3 131 25.9 14.5 20.1 14.4 29 12 47.4
Private truck 2,222 88 1,627 82.7 83 51.4 37 30.8 7.8 34.4 8.7 34.5 11.6 37.9
Multiple modes 1 - S S S S S 40.3 0.2 S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 1 - S S S S S 40.3 0.2 S S S S S

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 575 100 342 100 6 100 22 30.7 - 42.9 - 41.3 - 11.9
Single modes 575 100 342 100 6 100 22 30.7 - 42.9 - 41.3 - 11.9
Truck6 575 100 342 100 6 100 22 30.7 - 42.9 - 41.3 - 11.9
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 538 93.7 313 91.7 6 93.7 23 33.5 6.5 47.5 8.2 48.9 6.4 11

SCTG2 09, Tobacco 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 1,434 100 41 100 S S 34 35.5 - 14.1 - S S 3.3
Single modes 1,434 100 41 100 S S 34 35.5 - 14.1 - S S 3.3
Truck6 1,434 100 41 100 S S 34 35.5 - 14.1 - S S 3.3
Private truck 1,434 100 41 100 S S 34 35.5 - 14.1 - S S 3.3

SCTG2 10, Calcareous monumental or building 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 47 100 373 100 S S 62 35.1 - 42.1 - S S 31.2
Single modes 47 100 373 100 S S 62 35.1 - 42.1 - S S 31.2
Truck6 47 100 373 100 S S 62 35.1 - 42.1 - S S 31.2
For-hire truck S S S S S S 97 S S S S S S 14.5
Private truck 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 55 100 S S S S 573 36.1 - S S S S 32.8
Single modes 53 96.8 S S S S 538 35.3 1.3 S S S S 33.4
Truck6 53 96.8 S S S S 538 35.3 1.3 S S S S 33.4
For-hire truck 34 62.8 S S S S 1,112 32 16.5 S S S S 23.3
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,401 S S S S S S 30.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,401 S S S S S S 30.7
Other and unknown modes 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 84 100 5,381 100 98 100 18 29.3 - 44.4 - 29.9 - 28.1
Single modes 83 99.5 5,335 99.2 97 99.4 18 29 0.2 44 0.3 29.4 0.2 28.8
Truck6 83 99.5 5,335 99.2 97 99.4 18 29 0.2 44 0.3 29.4 0.2 28.8
For-hire truck 1 1.7 127 2.4 S S 19 42.2 3.9 47.1 19.7 S S 27.1
Private truck 82 97.8 5,208 96.8 95 97 18 29.4 1.1 45.4 5 30.3 2.4 34.9
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 16 S S S S S S 8.8

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 S S S S 22 S S S S S S 31
Single modes S S S S S S 25 S S S S S S 22.1
Truck6 S S S S S S 25 S S S S S S 22.1
Private truck S S S S S S 25 S S S S S S 22.1
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 1,664 100 2,273 100 50 100 S 31.6 - 28.8 - 28.1 - S
Single modes 1,664 100 2,273 100 50 100 S 31.6 - 28.8 - 28.1 - S
Truck6 1,664 100 2,273 100 50 100 S 31.6 - 28.8 - 28.1 - S
For-hire truck 893 53.7 1,282 56.4 34 67.2 27 16.3 12.9 20.3 12.7 22 11.1 4.9
Private truck 770 46.3 990 43.6 16 32.8 S 46.1 15.6 42.8 16 38.1 17.3 S

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 S S S S S S 9 S S S S S S 12.4
Single modes S S S S S S 9 S S S S S S 12.4
Truck6 S S S S S S 9 S S S S S S 12.4
For-hire truck S S S S S S 4 S S S S S S 34.8
Private truck S S S S S S 9 S S S S S S 12.5
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 - 0.7 S S S S S 29 3.5 S

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 2,436 100 56 100 29 S S 19.4 - 20.2 - 18.1
Single modes S S 2,436 100 56 100 30 S S 19.4 - 20.2 - 20.6
Truck6 S S 2,436 100 56 100 30 S S 19.4 - 20.2 - 20.6
For-hire truck 65 6 91 3.7 S S S 40 11.3 45.7 4.1 S S S
Private truck S S 2,345 96.3 46 82.2 29 S S 19.9 2.9 24.8 8.2 12.6
Multiple modes - - S S - - S 29.1 - S S 45.7 - S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier - - S S - - S 29.1 - S S 45.7 - 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 86 100 S S 1 100 S 44.4 - S S 46.6 - S
Single modes S S S S 1 90.2 S S S S S 45.5 9.4 S
Truck6 S S S S 1 90.2 S S S S S 45.5 9.4 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
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

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 3,605 100 S S S S 1,133 35.7 - S S S S 28.5
Single modes 2,775 77 21 65.6 S S 904 36.4 10.1 47.6 9.5 S S 31.6
Truck6 2,775 77 21 65.6 S S 904 36.4 10.1 47.6 9.5 S S 31.6
For-hire truck 2,680 74.3 S S S S 1,343 27.6 15.8 S S S S 29
Private truck S S S S S S 32 S S S S S S 11.8
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,193 S S S S S S 21.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,193 S S S S S S 21.8

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 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 440 S S S S S S 19.5
Private truck 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 3,135 100 S S S S 852 38.7 - S S S S 16.3
Single modes 2,695 86 S S S S 895 43.6 4.7 S S S S 17.6
Truck6 2,693 85.9 S S S S 895 43.7 4.6 S S S S 17.9
For-hire truck S S S S S S 1,289 S S S S S S 18
Private truck 1,099 35 164 25.5 24 3.8 200 43.7 10.9 39.2 13.6 33.3 12.7 18.7
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 900 S S S S S S 18.6
Multiple modes S S 22 3.5 S S 754 S S 47.7 2.7 S S 18.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 754 S S S S S S 17.9
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 31.6 0.1 48 0.1 S

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 2,422 100 479 100 271 100 616 23.7 - 36.7 - 42.5 - 17
Single modes 2,015 83.2 452 94.4 254 93.8 631 27.8 4.9 37.3 2.5 43.7 3.5 26.4
Truck6 1,969 81.3 435 90.7 218 80.6 552 28.5 5.4 36.7 2.7 36.9 4.1 29.5
For-hire truck 1,343 55.4 245 51.1 198 73.1 796 24.3 5.6 40.9 8.5 39.2 4.5 17.4
Private truck 627 25.9 S S S S S 46.9 7.5 S S S S S
Rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) 45 1.9 S S S S 1,877 44.8 1.8 S S S S 12.6
Multiple modes 340 14 13 2.7 15 5.6 664 26.8 4.3 29.5 2 45.4 2.6 33.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 294 12.1 5 1.1 4 1.4 661 30.7 4.3 27.2 1.1 22.8 1.3 35.7
Truck and rail 9 0.4 3 0.6 S S 2,842 1 1 5.5 1.3 S S 47.1
Truck and water 37 1.5 5 1 S S S 47.9 2 36.8 4.2 S S S
Other and unknown modes 68 2.8 S S S S S 32.8 2.4 S S S S S

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 1 100 S S S S 25 4.5 - S S S S 33.2
Single modes 1 100 S S S S 25 4.5 - S S S S 33.2
Truck6 1 100 S S S S 25 4.5 - S S S S 33.2
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 1 96.6 S S S S 23 5.7 3.5 S S S S 33.1

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 1,131 100 994 100 73 100 103 22.8 - 34.5 - 28.1 - 38.5
Single modes 1,075 95 986 99.2 73 99.9 107 22.4 2.6 34.6 0.3 28.1 - 38
Truck6 1,066 94.2 984 99 70 95.9 92 22.3 2.6 34.6 0.3 25.6 1.5 29.9
For-hire truck S S 43 4.3 S S 820 S S 43.2 2.3 S S 20.1
Private truck 968 85.6 942 94.7 50 68.1 68 23.4 5.1 36.4 2.3 20.2 8.2 12.7
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 91 S S S S S S 37.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 91 S S S S S S 37.1
Other and unknown modes S S 7 0.7 - 0.1 7 S S 48.8 0.4 48.3 - 42.3

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 695 100 498 100 96 100 S 25.8 - 34.6 - 17.6 - S
Single modes 544 78.2 397 79.8 83 87 S 31.8 10.5 41.3 10.8 18 10.7 S
Truck6 544 78.2 397 79.8 83 87 S 31.8 10.5 41.3 10.8 18 10.7 S
For-hire truck 259 37.3 S S 73 75.9 373 26.9 11 S S 22 13.8 39.9
Private truck 285 41 224 45.1 S S 43 45.5 13.9 49.6 16.1 S S 9.7
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 104 S S S S S S 22.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 104 S S S S S S 22.2
Other and unknown modes 77 11 30 6.1 6 6.7 S 20.1 8 39 9 27.7 2.7 S

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 387 100 221 100 25 100 109 20.4 - 20.5 - 18.3 - 34.8
Single modes 367 94.9 217 98 24 96.9 S 21.9 4.7 20.7 2.7 17.9 1.2 S
Truck6 367 94.9 217 98 24 96.9 S 21.9 4.7 20.7 2.7 17.9 1.2 S
For-hire truck 89 23.1 64 29 18 70.7 275 20.4 14.5 22.3 15.4 18.9 7.9 44.5
Private truck 278 71.7 153 69 7 26.2 49 29.6 12.4 28.1 12.3 33.9 13.5 14.6
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 S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 4 1.1 2 0.8 - - 5 30.2 6.2 21.2 9.8 10 2 19.5

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 4,445 100 587 100 137 100 616 44.2 - 40.1 - 35.7 - 13.4
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S 275 S S S S S S 37.2
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 290 6.5 122 20.8 6 4.6 S 29.7 14 48.2 12.4 35.6 14.3 S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 2,743 61.7 77 13.2 48 35.2 651 41.5 15.3 37.5 9.8 37.7 12.3 6.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 2,743 61.7 77 13.2 48 35.2 651 41.5 15.3 37.5 9.8 37.7 12.3 6.5
Other and unknown modes 113 2.6 61 10.4 S S S 19.5 4.8 31.6 12.1 S S S

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 S S 284 100 S S 842 S S 45.4 - S S 20.6
Single modes S S 274 96.6 62 85.4 385 S S 45.7 5.4 48.2 7.1 30.9
Truck6 S S 274 96.5 62 85.3 385 S S 45.7 5.4 48.1 7.1 31.3
For-hire truck 529 4.1 S S S S 551 39.4 12.8 S S S S 32.4
Private truck S S 214 75.3 25 34.4 114 S S 48.3 12.1 46.5 14.6 41.8
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 978 S S S S S S 14.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 978 S S S S S S 14.5
Truck and water S S S S - 0.2 S S S S S 25.8 0.1 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 572 100 2,345 100 110 100 592 26.1 - 28.9 - 41.4 - 24.8
Single modes 470 82.1 2,331 99.4 102 93.4 307 30.6 9.7 29.1 0.5 41.4 7.3 29.7
Truck6 470 82.1 2,331 99.4 102 93.4 307 30.6 9.7 29.1 0.5 41.4 7.3 29.7
For-hire truck S S S S S S 784 S S S S S S 22.7
Private truck 223 39 2,260 96.3 43 39.6 31 21.9 12 29.9 2.8 27.1 14.2 29.6
Multiple modes 78 13.7 S S 4 3.5 1,338 35.9 12.8 S S 49.3 9.7 19.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 78 13.7 S S 4 3.5 1,338 35.9 12.8 S S 49.3 9.7 19.8
Other and unknown modes S S 11 0.5 S S S S S 35.9 0.5 S S S

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 4,266 100 1,199 100 287 100 385 30 - 30.6 - 31.3 - 13.7
Single modes 3,825 89.7 1,167 97.3 275 95.7 281 29.7 2.3 30.7 0.9 30.8 1.2 16.2
Truck6 3,821 89.6 1,167 97.3 275 95.7 275 29.7 2.4 30.7 0.9 30.8 1.3 17.9
For-hire truck 1,920 45 645 53.8 234 81.6 795 28.5 6.1 32.7 8 30.5 4.9 16.1
Private truck 1,901 44.6 522 43.6 40 14.1 51 32.1 5.3 31 7.9 47.1 4.3 17.4
Air (incl truck and air) S S - - S S 2,519 S S 49.1 - S S 30.5
Multiple modes 418 9.8 S S S S 566 37.5 2.3 S S S S 16.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 418 9.8 S S S S 566 37.5 2.3 S S S S 16.1
Other and unknown modes 23 0.6 S S S S S 40.4 0.3 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 3,024 100 352 100 137 100 490 19.3 - 22 - 24.2 - 26.9
Single modes 1,846 61 318 90.3 116 84.6 410 22.4 5.5 22.7 2.1 25 3.5 22.2
Truck6 1,765 58.4 314 89.4 112 81.6 342 22.9 5.7 22.8 2.3 25.3 4.1 27.3
For-hire truck 1,127 37.3 162 45.9 92 67.2 643 30.6 6.5 28 7.4 27.8 7.7 17.1
Private truck 639 21.1 153 43.4 20 14.4 68 25.6 5.3 36.4 7.9 45.1 6.3 48
Air (incl truck and air) 81 2.7 3 0.9 4 3 1,806 42.3 1.3 39.3 0.5 29.7 1.8 8.9
Multiple modes 1,064 35.2 23 6.6 16 11.6 595 25.5 5.6 43.4 1.8 40 2.4 29.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 1,064 35.2 23 6.6 16 11.6 595 25.5 5.6 43.4 1.8 40 2.4 29.8
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 114 3.8 11 3.1 S S S 36.9 3.4 41.9 1.6 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 3,875 100 152 100 89 100 734 14.2 - 28.3 - 34.2 - 19.6
Single modes 2,603 67.2 139 91.3 81 91.1 320 15.9 4.9 28.9 3.1 37.1 5.2 42.5
Truck6 2,504 64.6 126 83.3 54 60.8 S 15.9 4.9 31.6 5.8 28.2 8.6 S
For-hire truck 1,661 42.9 70 46.4 46 51.1 731 14.9 5.9 37.3 11.3 29.2 9.1 16.5
Private truck 843 21.8 S S S S S 36.2 5.9 S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) 99 2.6 S S S S 1,424 47 1.1 S S S S 18.3
Multiple modes 1,251 32.3 10 6.7 8 8.8 1,047 23 4.9 24.5 3.3 21.1 5.2 16.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 1,251 32.3 10 6.7 8 8.8 1,047 23 4.9 24.5 3.3 21.1 5.2 16.8
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 2,971 100 138 100 124 100 509 13.3 - 23.2 - 28.7 - 16.3
Single modes 1,466 49.3 121 87.7 112 90.2 S 13.1 6.3 25.1 6 30.9 5.5 S
Truck6 1,277 43 120 87.2 111 89.4 S 12.4 6.8 25.3 6 31.3 5.6 S
For-hire truck 907 30.5 100 72.2 104 84.2 S 16.4 6.7 32.7 9.9 33.9 7.8 S
Private truck 370 12.5 21 14.9 S S S 45.8 10.4 25.6 12.9 S S S
Air (incl truck and air) 189 6.4 1 0.5 1 0.7 1,485 47.2 3.2 36 0.5 40.2 1.3 5.6
Multiple modes 1,479 49.8 15 10.7 11 8.7 776 21 6.1 25.9 5 25 4.4 12.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 1,479 49.8 15 10.7 11 8.7 776 21 6.1 25.9 5 25 4.4 12.9
Other and unknown modes 26 0.9 2 1.7 S S S 20.4 0.3 35.6 1.3 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 S S 102 100 31 100 134 S S 25.6 - 36.7 - 36.1
Single modes S S 97 94.8 30 97.7 S S S 27.4 4 37.2 2.5 S
Truck6 S S 97 94.8 30 97.7 S S S 27.4 4 37.2 2.5 S
For-hire truck S S S S 26 83.8 S S S S S 39.7 17.5 S
Private truck 526 31.5 43 42.2 4 13.9 S 37.2 15.5 18.5 13.2 28.5 16 S
Multiple modes S S 2 1.8 1 2 S S S 40.3 0.8 35.4 1.9 S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S 2 1.8 1 2 S S S 40.2 0.8 35.6 1.8 S
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 - 0.3 S S S S S 40.9 7.8 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 1,521 100 5 100 5 100 650 30.4 - 37.5 - 45.9 - 22
Single modes 806 53 3 49.6 S S S 23.9 11.8 31.8 12.7 S S S
Truck6 753 49.5 2 47.5 S S S 22.7 12.3 30.8 12.9 S S S
For-hire truck 390 25.7 1 29.1 S S 800 30.9 10.6 46.8 11.9 S S 21.1
Private truck 362 23.8 1 18.5 - 0.4 25 46 15 34 16.3 30.2 5.3 24.5
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,321 S S S S S S 31.4
Multiple modes S S S S S S 948 S S S S S S 10.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 948 S S S S S S 10.6
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 936 100 S S S S 800 24.4 - S S S S 16.5
Single modes 302 32.2 S S S S 522 35.7 7.7 S S S S 34.8
Truck6 293 31.4 S S S S 441 36.4 7.9 S S S S 41
For-hire truck 160 17.1 S S S S 873 36.6 7.5 S S S S 20.1
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 1,623 S S S S S S 25.9
Multiple modes 559 59.8 S S 2 3.4 845 23 8.3 S S 41.5 19.1 14
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 544 58.1 S S 2 3.4 847 23.6 8.6 S S 42 19.1 14
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 726 S S S S S S 46.6

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 1,239 100 267 100 24 100 S 32.5 - 42.5 - 34.9 - S
Single modes 1,207 97.4 261 98 22 92.6 S 33.6 5.4 43.7 6.8 38.3 11.9 S
Truck6 1,206 97.3 261 98 22 92.6 112 33.7 5.4 43.7 6.8 38.3 11.9 47.1
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 863 69.7 S S 13 53.8 54 38.5 10.7 S S 49.7 13.7 24.2
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 31 2.5 S S 2 7.3 S 39.9 7.9 S S 27.7 17.3 S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 31 2.5 S S 2 7.3 S 39.9 7.9 S S 27.7 17.3 S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 17 S S S S S S 44.1

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 2,815 100 190 100 146 100 1,164 13.3 - 25 - 35.1 - 9.4
Single modes 2,042 72.6 177 93.1 133 91.3 1,017 15.8 5.9 25.6 1.8 37.9 3.4 19.5
Truck6 1,531 54.4 170 89.1 119 81.8 934 24.5 8.8 25.5 3.4 36.6 4.8 22.2
For-hire truck 1,244 44.2 140 73.7 113 77.6 1,504 29.3 7.1 29.3 5.2 38.5 4.4 18.9
Private truck 288 10.2 29 15.4 S S 153 34.4 3.6 32 4.5 S S 24.3
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,312 S S S S S S 16.8
Multiple modes 769 27.3 13 6.7 13 8.6 1,258 28.1 5.9 22.9 1.8 23.8 3.4 10
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 769 27.3 13 6.7 13 8.6 1,258 28.1 5.9 22.9 1.8 23.8 3.4 10
Other and unknown modes 4 0.1 - 0.2 - - 92 41.1 0.1 38.1 0.1 44 - 21.6

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 288 100 S S 14 100 S 46.6 - S S 48.7 - S
Single modes 276 95.9 S S S S S 48.2 2.5 S S S S S
Truck6 276 95.9 S S S S S 48.2 2.5 S S S S S
For-hire truck 213 74 S S 13 88.2 S 42.1 10.6 S S 47.6 4.3 S
Private truck S S S S S S 9 S S S S S S 49.9
Multiple modes 9 3.2 2 1.2 - 1.8 127 23.3 4 35.8 7.7 35.8 2.4 -
Truck and water 9 3.2 2 1.2 - 1.8 127 23.3 4 35.8 7.7 35.8 2.4 -
Other and unknown modes 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 4,722 100 1,760 100 216 100 324 32.6 - 32 - 31.7 - 44.7
Single modes 4,515 95.6 1,745 99.2 206 95.4 S 34.3 11 32.3 6.4 32.2 4.3 S
Truck6 4,515 95.6 1,745 99.2 206 95.4 S 34.3 11 32.3 6.4 32.2 4.3 S
For-hire truck S S S S S S 1,115 S S S S S S 33.8
Private truck 4,246 89.9 1,719 97.7 197 91.3 58 31.5 9.1 28.4 2.4 29.5 10.1 38.8
Multiple modes 202 4.3 11 0.7 10 4.5 872 49.8 12.3 49.7 7.2 46.9 4.8 24.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 202 4.3 11 0.7 10 4.5 872 49.8 12.3 49.7 7.2 46.9 4.8 24.8
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 - 100 - 100 S S S 42.7 - 23.8 - 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
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

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.