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 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 20,244 100 36,859 100 6,402 100 466 28.6 - 28.9 - 32.8 - 12.4
Single modes 18,039 89.1 30,967 84 5,250 82 382 30.1 3.6 31.8 5.3 33.1 3.3 12.5
Truck5 5,265 26 9,476 25.7 842 13.2 243 41.1 3.9 45.7 5.3 12.8 4.3 11.9
For-hire truck 4,865 24 8,761 23.8 759 11.9 313 43.5 4.1 49.3 5.5 13 4 15
Private truck 400 2 715 1.9 83 1.3 79 34.2 0.7 29.5 0.8 30.6 0.6 29.5
Rail 4,466 22.1 5,612 15.2 3,175 49.6 574 17.9 8.1 17.8 8.9 24.6 5.3 6.9
Water 2,558 12.6 5,871 15.9 S S 350 43.5 5.2 43.4 5.8 S S 48.9
Shallow draft 2,553 12.6 5,868 15.9 S S 338 40.9 5.8 40.7 6.3 S S 41.3
Deep draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) 1 - S S S S 1,171 30 - S S S S 3
Pipeline6 5,749 28.4 10,008 27.2 S S S 16 13.5 20.4 16.9 S S S
Multiple modes 2,048 10.1 5,579 15.1 1,149 17.9 1,024 26.4 2.6 41.1 4.4 33.9 3.3 13.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 18 0.1 - - - - 1,074 34.2 0.2 27.1 - 35.1 - 14.9
Truck and rail 294 1.4 351 1 318 5 799 42.6 0.7 40.9 1.3 43.1 2 18.3
Truck and water 307 1.5 543 1.5 95 1.5 178 22 8.3 6.9 8.6 6.9 9.6 4
Rail and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other multiple modes 1,389 6.9 4,506 12.2 731 11.4 161 19.2 2.5 48.1 5.7 49.9 2.4 4.2
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 148 100 365 100 S S S 24.7 - 36.4 - S S S
Single modes 112 75.9 291 79.6 S S S 35.5 15.4 44.8 15.7 S S S
Truck5 97 65.9 241 66.1 S S S 33.3 14.7 43.7 14.7 S S S
For-hire truck 90 61 241 65.9 S S S 38.8 15.9 43.9 13.6 S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Rail 15 10 49 13.5 S S 1,315 24.5 3.5 27 3.7 S S 11
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other multiple modes 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 S S S S - 100 S S S S S 35.8 - 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 9 S S S S S S 1

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 54 100 179 100 S S 336 22.4 - 27.6 - S S 20.7
Single modes 37 68.1 124 69.6 S S 292 21 16.1 32.7 15.6 S S 23.2
Truck5 33 61.1 112 62.6 S S 245 15 19.5 29.9 18.7 S S 20.3
For-hire truck 4 6.7 10 5.9 9 8.8 840 33.8 4.1 10.1 1.9 18.1 12.4 17.8
Private truck 29 54.4 101 56.8 S S 195 12.4 18.7 29.4 18.7 S S 17.4
Rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 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 2 100 S S S S S 40 - S S S S S
Single modes 2 96.2 - 69.9 S S S 41.9 2.7 41.8 13 S S S
Truck5 2 96.2 - 69.9 S S S 41.9 2.7 41.8 13 S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 2 91.2 - 69.5 S S 15 47.3 16.9 42.3 12.8 S S 8.8
Multiple modes S S - 1 - 0.5 86 S S 17.9 1.5 19.8 6 38.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S - 1 - 0.5 86 S S 17.9 1.5 19.8 6 38.2
Other and unknown modes - 1.8 S S S S 292 22.1 4.7 S S S S 49.6

NAICS2 324, Petroleum and coal products manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 13,606 100 27,630 100 2,039 100 343 38.7 - 36.7 - 46 - 33.5
Single modes 11,902 87.5 22,473 81.3 1,219 59.8 334 40.5 8 41.8 10.3 49.5 11.8 34.3
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 113 0.8 210 0.8 S S 165 42.8 0.5 36.2 0.2 S S 22.8
Rail S S 981 3.6 S S 927 S S 45.3 2.5 S S 27.6
Water 2,284 16.8 4,849 17.5 S S 25 48.7 12.8 49.6 12 S S 33.9
Shallow draft 2,284 16.8 4,849 17.5 S S 25 48.7 12.8 49.6 12 S S 33.9
Pipeline6 5,708 42 9,747 35.3 S S S 16.3 18.1 21.2 19.3 S S S
Multiple modes 1,703 12.5 5,155 18.7 820 40.2 690 26.4 8 42.6 10.3 45.8 11.8 29.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and water 307 2.3 543 2 S S 178 22 18.6 6.9 19.1 S S 4
Rail and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other multiple modes 1,356 10 4,434 16 720 35.3 153 13.7 7.2 47 11.2 48.7 8.9 5.5
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 325, Chemical manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 5,942 100 7,923 100 4,056 100 574 13 - 17.7 - 29.8 - 9.7
Single modes 5,665 95.3 7,636 96.4 3,868 95.4 502 12.3 1.3 17.9 1.2 30.9 1.4 10.6
Truck5 1,643 27.6 1,910 24.1 600 14.8 367 19.3 4.2 17.2 4.7 13.6 4.6 11.4
For-hire truck 1,463 24.6 1,727 21.8 575 14.2 404 22.8 4.1 20.3 5 14.5 4.4 19.4
Private truck 180 3 183 2.3 25 0.6 127 43.9 6.5 27.7 5.5 28.7 1.8 16.4
Rail 3,706 62.4 4,443 56.1 2,182 53.8 479 14.1 3.8 14.2 5.3 16.1 7.3 4.9
Water S S S S S S 867 S S S S S S 21.8
Shallow draft 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) 1 - S S S S 1,171 8.9 0.1 S S S S 0.7
Pipeline6 41 0.7 S S S S S 44.7 3.1 S S S S S
Multiple modes 277 4.7 287 3.6 188 4.6 1,063 44.2 1.3 43.3 1.2 43.4 1.4 14.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,109 S S S S S S 22
Truck and rail 255 4.3 S S 180 4.4 757 48.9 1.3 S S 45.7 1.4 18.6
Other multiple modes 15 0.3 S S S S 177 34.9 1.2 S S S S 0.4
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 34 100 4 100 4 100 459 23.7 - 24.1 - 29.7 - 26.9
Single modes 33 96.9 4 98.2 4 98.1 367 23.3 1 24.1 0.6 29.5 0.8 32.3
Truck5 33 96.9 4 98.2 4 98.1 367 23.3 1 24.1 0.6 29.5 0.8 32.3
For-hire truck 29 85.9 4 87.9 4 97.4 634 27 8.6 24.5 7.9 29.4 1.9 22.2
Private truck 4 11 S S S S S 35.5 12 S S S S S
Multiple modes 1 1.8 - 0.9 S S 805 39.9 1.1 46.9 0.8 S S 28.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 1 1.8 - 0.9 S S 805 39.9 1.1 46.9 0.8 S S 28.8
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 327, Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes S S 279 100 S S S S S 43.9 - S S S
Single modes S S 279 100 S S S S S 43.9 - S S S
Truck5 S S 279 100 S S S S S 43.9 - S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S 190 S S S S S S 36.5
Private truck S S S S S S 4 S S S S S S -

NAICS2 332, Fabricated metal product manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 183 100 S S S S S 30.5 - S S S S S
Single modes 176 96.3 S S S S S 31.7 3.8 S S S S S
Truck5 176 96.3 S S S S S 31.7 3.8 S S S S S
For-hire truck 119 64.9 S S S S S 31.2 13.5 S S S S S
Private truck 57 31.4 S S S S S 43 17.1 S S S S S
Multiple modes 7 3.7 - 0.5 - 2.2 352 49.9 5.8 46.9 3.3 49.8 12.4 28.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 7 3.7 - 0.5 - 2.2 352 49.9 5.8 46.9 3.3 49.8 12.4 28.7

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 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
Rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 336, Transportation equipment manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 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
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 92 S S S S S S 13.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 92 S S S S S S 13.4

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 1 100 - 100 S S 86 43.5 - 49.2 - S S 18.9
Single modes 1 100 - 100 S S 86 43.5 - 49.2 - S S 18.9
Truck5 1 100 - 100 S S 86 43.5 - 49.2 - S S 18.9
Private truck 1 100 - 100 S S 86 43.5 - 49.2 - S S 18.9

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 7 100 S S S S 1,142 40 - S S S S 5.5
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck5 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,162 S S S S S S 6.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,162 S S S S S S 6.6

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 2,074 100 3,580 100 203 100 33 21.2 - 27.7 - 30.2 - 14.6
Single modes 1,646 79.4 3,000 83.8 139 68.5 28 23.9 5 30 6.4 31 9.2 9.7
Truck5 1,250 60.3 2,104 58.8 114 56.5 28 22.2 8.4 36 11.6 36.3 12 9.7
For-hire truck 193 9.3 1,336 37.3 62 30.7 S 36.8 6.2 42.9 12.8 43.1 12.4 S
Private truck 1,057 50.9 768 21.4 52 25.8 25 26.8 8.7 41.8 13.2 41.9 12 6.8
Water S S S S S S 27 S S S S S S 18.1
Shallow draft S S S S S S 27 S S S S S S 18.1
Multiple modes 357 17.2 575 16.1 64 31.5 130 40.5 4.4 44.9 6.6 44 9.2 25.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 56 2.7 2 0.1 - 0.1 134 29.6 2.2 38.7 0.6 41.3 1.4 29.9
Truck and water 298 14.4 550 15.4 61 30.2 99 27.3 8.7 19.6 14.4 16.9 14.2 11
Other multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S 5 0.1 - - 14 S S 45.4 1 34.8 0.4 11.6

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 689 100 1,540 100 66 100 36 12.7 - 34.9 - 34.5 - 37.2
Single modes 558 81.1 1,511 98.1 64 96.1 30 12 4.5 35.5 2.1 35.8 4.8 40.2
Truck5 527 76.5 1,354 87.9 59 89.2 30 13.7 6.4 40.8 9.3 39.6 8.8 41.8
For-hire truck 156 22.6 S S 55 83.4 S 41.7 6.5 S S 42.4 19.1 S
Private truck 371 53.9 71 4.6 4 5.7 25 17.1 8.6 22 19.6 24.3 15.7 24.5
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Shallow draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 59 8.6 S S S S 134 28.9 1.9 S S S S 29.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 56 8.1 2 0.1 - 0.2 134 29.6 1.8 38.7 1 41.3 4 30
Other multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S 5 0.3 - 0.1 14 S S 45.4 2.4 34.8 2.1 11.6

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 11 100 3 100 1 100 S 45 - 37.6 - 28.5 - S
Single modes 11 100 3 100 1 100 S 45 - 37.6 - 28.5 - S
Truck5 11 100 3 100 1 100 S 45 - 37.6 - 28.5 - S
For-hire truck S S S S 1 88 809 S S S S 22.2 6.8 5.1
Private truck 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 82 100 1,282 100 55 100 60 23 - 34.2 - 33.9 - 23.7
Single modes 82 100 1,282 100 55 100 60 23 - 34.2 - 33.9 - 23.7
Truck5 82 100 1,282 100 55 100 60 23 - 34.2 - 33.9 - 23.7
For-hire truck S S 1,269 99 54 97.2 42 S S 15.3 0.5 16.5 1.3 1.7
Private truck 52 64.2 S S S S 111 28.3 19.1 S S S S 3.5

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 49 100 5 100 - 100 55 25.9 - 32.7 - 34.6 - 18.1
Single modes 32 64.7 4 78.1 - 47 32 17.2 13.1 32.7 10 34.8 16.7 41
Truck5 32 64.7 4 78.1 - 47 32 17.2 13.1 32.7 10 34.8 16.7 41
Private truck 32 64.7 4 78.1 - 47 32 17.2 13.1 32.7 10 34.8 16.7 41
Multiple modes S S S S S S 85 S S S S S S 9.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 85 S S S S S S 9.3
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 118 100 46 100 2 100 S 46.2 - 30.2 - 38.9 - S
Single modes 118 100 46 100 2 100 S 46.2 - 30.2 - 38.9 - S
Truck5 118 100 46 100 2 100 S 46.2 - 30.2 - 38.9 - S
For-hire truck S S S S S S 224 S S S S S S 40.4
Private truck 112 94.6 44 96.2 2 88.9 S 49.1 4.7 30.9 2.9 34.7 4.1 S

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 135 100 7 100 - 100 S 26.7 - 30.4 - 32.6 - S
Single modes 84 62.2 4 54.8 - 77.8 S 33.7 10.5 47 12.8 45.9 12.8 S
Truck5 84 62.2 4 54.8 - 77.8 S 33.7 10.5 47 12.8 45.9 12.8 S
For-hire truck 6 4.7 - 2.7 S S S 31.3 15.1 45.7 16.5 S S S
Private truck 78 57.5 4 52.1 - 16.4 17 35.1 9.3 49 12.1 38.3 13.8 12.8
Multiple modes S S S S S S 83 S S S S S S 24.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 83 S S S S S S 24.5
Other and unknown modes 46 33.7 3 43.4 S S 14 26.1 15.1 21 16.7 S S 10.5

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 149 100 15 100 - 100 S 3.1 - 3.4 - 17.2 - S
Single modes S S 12 82.4 - 84.3 S S S 17.2 17 39 19.3 S
Truck5 S S 12 82.4 - 84.3 S S S 17.2 17 39 19.3 S
For-hire truck 92 61.8 9 63.8 - 70 S 21.1 15 6.9 2.2 26.6 6.9 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 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 143 100 S S S S 72 29.3 - S S S S 39.7
Single modes 122 85.4 S S S S 32 25.6 5.4 S S S S 49.8
Truck5 91 63.3 S S S S 32 33.5 18.1 S S S S 49.3
For-hire truck 20 13.7 S S S S S 25.8 4.9 S S S S S
Private truck 71 49.5 S S S S 28 37.6 18.8 S S S S 43.3
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Shallow draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 18 12.5 S S S S 289 39.8 3.2 S S S S 40
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 15 10.3 - 0.1 S S 293 30.3 1.7 32 4.2 S S 40.9
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 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 1,386 100 2,040 100 136 100 27 30.7 - 34 - 34.7 - 39.8
Single modes 1,088 78.5 1,490 73 75 55.1 25 33.7 6.8 41.8 9.1 36.7 12.7 43.6
Truck5 723 52.2 750 36.7 55 40.6 25 36.2 13.5 43.4 15.8 45.2 15.1 43.9
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 686 49.5 696 34.1 48 35.5 24 36.6 13.8 43.6 16.1 42.9 15.7 44.9
Water S S S S S S 27 S S S S S S 25.7
Shallow draft S S S S S S 27 S S S S S S 25.7
Multiple modes 298 21.5 550 27 61 44.9 98 36.4 8.5 31.4 12.4 29.9 13.5 21.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and water 298 21.5 550 27 61 44.9 99 27.3 9 19.6 14.1 16.9 11.6 11

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

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 5 100 1 100 S S 32 32.7 - 37.9 - S S 28.1
Single modes 5 100 1 100 S S 32 32.7 - 37.9 - S S 28.1
Truck5 5 100 1 100 S S 32 32.7 - 37.9 - S S 28.1
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 4 89.1 - 72 S S 28 24.9 9.1 39.5 13.1 S S 22.8

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 117 100 130 100 3 100 13 21.9 - 22.2 - 38.2 - 9.9
Single modes 117 100 130 100 3 100 13 21.9 - 22.2 - 38.2 - 9.9
Truck5 117 100 130 100 3 100 13 21.9 - 22.2 - 38.2 - 9.9
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 115 98.2 130 99.9 3 93 13 22.6 1.9 22.3 0.2 44.1 11.6 9.2

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 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
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Shallow draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 4247, Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 1,067 100 1,655 100 127 100 76 24.4 - 24.5 - 25.1 - 18.5
Single modes 770 72.1 1,105 66.8 65 51.7 72 37.3 11.8 40.2 12.9 27.9 14.3 20.7
Truck5 425 39.8 587 35.4 52 40.8 97 31.8 17.9 36.2 18 35.4 15.4 8.6
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 390 36.5 534 32.2 45 35.5 95 33.4 18.8 37.6 18.7 31.2 16.2 8.5
Water S S S S S S 27 S S S S S S 44.3
Shallow draft S S S S S S 27 S S S S S S 44.3
Multiple modes 298 27.9 550 33.2 61 48.3 99 27.3 14.7 19.6 15.3 16.9 10.9 11
Truck and water 298 27.9 550 33.2 61 48.3 99 27.3 14.7 19.6 15.3 16.9 10.9 11

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 43 100 29 100 1 100 23 17.8 - 9.9 - 29.1 - 25.4
Single modes 43 100 29 100 1 100 23 17.8 - 9.9 - 29.1 - 25.4
Truck5 43 100 29 100 1 100 23 17.8 - 9.9 - 29.1 - 25.4
Private truck 43 100 29 100 1 100 23 17.8 - 9.9 - 29.1 - 25.4

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 134 100 4 100 - 100 27 27.1 - 33.6 - 43.4 - 10.5
Single modes 134 100 4 100 - 100 27 27.1 - 33.7 - 43.4 - 10.4
Truck5 134 100 4 100 - 100 27 27.1 - 33.7 - 43.4 - 10.4
Private truck 134 100 4 100 - 100 27 27.1 - 33.7 - 43.4 - 10.4
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 4931, Warehousing and storage

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes S S 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
Pipeline6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 9 100 6 100 - 100 18 19.1 - 13.3 - 25.9 - 7.7
Single modes 9 100 6 100 - 100 18 19.1 - 13.3 - 25.9 - 7.7
Truck5 9 100 6 100 - 100 18 19.1 - 13.3 - 25.9 - 7.7
Private truck 9 100 6 100 - 100 18 19.1 - 13.3 - 25.9 - 7.7

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 74 100 11 100 2 100 236 37.9 - 34.2 - 32.7 - 8.5
Single modes 74 100 11 100 2 100 236 37.9 - 34.2 - 32.7 - 8.5
Truck5 74 100 11 100 2 100 236 37.9 - 34.2 - 32.7 - 8.5
For-hire truck 3 3.8 - 3.8 - 9.9 570 36.4 1.9 37.9 1.8 36.2 2.9 1.6
Private truck 71 96.2 10 96.2 2 90.1 209 38.4 1.9 33 1.8 33 2.9 6

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.